Andrew Robb will bring his integrity and infectious smile to the role of Ontario Regional Referee’s Chair (ORRC), accepting the position recently and succeeding the departing Andy Cameron. The position will begin in September.
Robb, a recent Diane Wood Special Achievement Award recipient, says he is looking forward to this next step and working with current ORRC Andy Cameron through the transition period.
“It is truly an honour and a privilege taking on this role and representing these committed and talented referees across this great Province. I am humbled to have served Region 5 for 15 years and look forward to this next challenge. I have worked closely with the current ORRC, Andy Cameron, and believe this will be a smooth transition,” concluded Robb.
After the Regional Referee’s Chair election earlier this month, Cameron confirmed Robb would be the next ORRC while he steps aside, but not away from the volleyball community.
“I am planning to be actively involved with volleyball within Ontario and Canada. My focus will be on my refereeing career but I will there to help advise and work with the next ROC for Ontario,” said Cameron in the Volleyball Canada National Referees Committee meeting report.
As Cameron steps away from his position he leaves Robb with some advice. “For the next ROC of Ontario, you have a big job ahead of you. Though it is one that you will enjoy and you will be proud (as I am) to lead. One of your challenges will be to encourage younger referees to join and continue to grow as referees. Our core group is getting older and wiser and finding a way to have them fill new roles within the community will be important. They need to pass on what they have learned to this new group of referees so that they can continue what we have started,” said Cameron.
Congratulations on this next step Andrew.
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