Mike Hoyer en Don Clarke zijn onze clubscheidsrechters. Waarvoor onze eeuwig dank!
Voor een nadere kennismaking hebben beiden het een en ander over zichzelf geschreven.
Mike Hoyer is onze eerste clubscheidsrechter. Sinds seizoen 2007-2008 ondersteunt hij onze vereniging.
Glad to see you have won a game or two lately, good work! Keep it up.
I would dearly have loved to join the Farmyard bash, sadly it wasn’t to beâ€¦
I am English, wont tell how old ( 45), played rugby for about 30 years (started at 8) and have refereed now for about 10 years, the last six in Holland as one of the two International referees representing Holland. So far the highlights of my “career” have been the World Games, FIRA /s Finals in Moscow, U18 Europena Championships and last year I refereed in Dubai at the Dubai 7s.
My ambition is to watch RUS play a few times and get to know you allâ€¦. My hobbies are obviously Rugby, squash, and riding my TRX850, the best bike ever! (and partying of course..) Have attached a few photos, I am the tina turner look-alike in the blue dressâ€¦. If any of you are playing for the dutch national ladies side in Aachen on the 16th March against Germany you WILL get to know me, as I will be the ref!
Don Clarke versterkt RUS sinds seizoen 2008-2009.
My name is Don Clarke, and I understand that I have been ‘your’ ref for the past two seasons although I have not been involved in too many of your games mainly to commitments for the other male games. Although I did manage to take charge of the game for the Dutch Dames versus the Swedish Dames at the end of last season which was very enjoyable. I did manage to watch some of your game on Sunday at Delft and I very much enjoyed your singing after the game?
I am from jersey in the Channel Islands where I started my rugby career, playing now in almost 10 different countries at various levels (France / UK / Denmark / Sweden / Monaco / Norway / Russia / Switzerland / Mexico and the Netherlands). Since I was getting older losing my sight and hearing I decided to keep involved in the game by ref’ing matches instead of playing!!
I played my last game of rugby in the sunshine of Acapulco in Mexico some 5 years ago and then I made the final decision to stop playing. It was a cool 35C+ and the injuries were taking longer to get over.
I have now been off and on in the Netherlands for the past three years (I still work in other European Locations Switzerland / Greece / Belgium and Luxembourg) but when I am in the country I most enjoy refereeing the game at any level or even watching for a change. When not involved in the middle of the ‘park’ I have been very much involved at the coaching level / committee level and purely as a spectator enjoying the good social atmosphere of the game.
I have had many hobbies and still keep quite a few going , mainly Rugby, running with the ‘Hash House Harriers’ (a world wide running club with a drinking problem) a very sociable way to make friends in other countries whilst visiting or working there, cycling , squash and swimming. Plus any new sport that may come along at any time. (Just starting to learn Vollyball).
If I have time available I would love to watch more games of rugby at any level as it is a good game to be involved with and is one of the few sports that is a ‘real’ team sport for all at any age.
One of these days I will make available sometime to either / watch / train and ref you in a game at Utrecht.