ABS Ltd held its first ever R&J consultation meeting on 21 February 2010. This was a very well attended meeting that showed there was huge support for modernisation of our referees and judges.
It was noted that there is much work to be done with the development of referees and judges in Scotland and the board see this as one of the key developments in Scotland. No consultation meetings have been held in the past and this meeting was seen as the way forward in showing the pathway for our referees and judges.
ABS Technical Director Andy Caulfield will collate feedback from the meeting and will produce a strategic plan for the board that will detail how ABS Ltd will improve its current R&J function.
Overall there was a great reponse from the volunteers that attended the consultation who found the day very informative.
It was explained that this is a transitional period for ABS Ltd and that the strategic plan for R&J will co-incide with the build up to Glasgow 2014
It was also noted that ABS Ltd’s key investor sportscotland was very supportive of the development of R&J as volunteer development is key target area of the ABS Ltd strategic plan.