15 junior NSW referees announced as part of 2021 Rugby Australia School Student Scholarship program

NSW Rugby Union
by NSW Rugby

NSW Rugby would like to congratulate the 15 junior referees who have been accepted into the 2021 Rugby Australia School Student Scholarship (SSS) program.

The Rugby AU SSS was introduced a number of years ago to help raise the profile of refereeing at schools, and to provide encouragement for young referees to remain in refereeing when they leave school.

Since 1999, NSW has had 298 referees pass through the SSS program. Of those, nine have gone on to become regular Shute Shield referees, including current World Rugby Referees Angus Gardner and Amy Perrett.

Congratulations to the following 15 students who will participate in the 2021 program:


Oliver Clarke

St Pius X College

James Davison

Newington College / Sydney North

Alexander Deligiannis

Sydney Secondary College Blackwattle Bay Campus / Sydney West

May Glen

Sydney Grammar School

Jock Gregory

Shore School / Sydney North

Toby Kitchen

Central Coast Grammar School / Central Coast

Henry Pike

Sydney Grammar School

Max Poynton

Barker College / Sydney North

Euan Robertson

Barkery College / Sydney North

Nicholas Shannon

Knox Grammar School / Sydney North

Lewis Taylor

St Patrick’s College / Sydney West

Charlie Toepfer

Shore School / Sydney North

Reinhardt van Staden

St Paul’s Catholic College Manly / Sydney North

Josh Winchester

Marist College Eastwood / Sydney West

Caitlin Winslade

Abbotsleigh / Sydney North