I started playing rugby at Doncaster Grammer school & continued playing through my time in the Army, serving with R E M E for 12 years. I played at Andover for the next 13 years, taking up the whistle in 1985 & refereeing in Hampshire.
I joined the National Referee Panel in 1993 as a touch judge until 2000 wen I became an RFU touch judge coach, which is how I still spend my Saturdays.
I was Hampshire RFU President from 2010 until 2013 but continued my association with refereeing, sitting on the Rugby Football Referees Union since 2000 & currently Chairman of the Southern Federation of Referees (Bucks, Berks, Hants & Oxon referee societies).
I have a passion for rugby & look forward to helping service personnel with Rugby for Heroes.