Manly Touch would like to acknowledge the significant contribution of Caren Friend to our club as she recently stepped down from her role on our Management Committee. Caren has been our Referee Director for the past 15 years whilst holding down an incredibly important role in her professional life. Her contributions to our broader community during the Covid-19 pandemic should not be overlooked.
Caren has provided significant guidance and mentorship to our Manly Touch referees, and we will be forever grateful for this. Caren will assist our new Referee Director Brandon Sanderson transition into the role over the course of this season, we welcome Brandon.
Over the years Manly Touch has often struggled to provide enough referees for Senior and Junior State Cups, however, through Caren’s vast network she has been able to conjure up miracles for us to satisfy our NSWTA referee requirements. If it was not for Caren’s tireless efforts, we would not have been able to send all the representative teams we have wanted to over the years.
A huge thank you to Caren.