Governance

The Governance Committee Terms of Reference are to:

•  Advise the County, and its member clubs, on regulations rules and procedures
•  Conduct periodic risk audits and advise the Officers on compliance
•  Advise and monitor aspects of player safety and safeguarding.
•  Act as the Disciplinary committee for the County, oversee disciplinary procedures; appoint & retire Disciplinary Panel members and chairmen; provide training opportunities and support for panel members
•  Advise on refereeing matters and liaise with the London Society of RFU Referees and with all of the County’s other stakeholders, as necessary
•  Monitor and advise on smooth running of the County including aspects of PR/County communications, arrangements for administration, archives and support of clubs with club development and support a fixture exchange.
•  Liaise with other stakeholders
•  Support and advise other County Standing and Sub-committees as required.
•  Promote the ethos and core values of rugby football

 More on discipline…

Governance Committee

Head of Governance is the County Secretary: Tim Miller
Head of Discipline: Mick Collins
Secretary: John Orr
Welfare Officer: Andrew Smart
Safeguarding Officer: Neil Horchover email: safeguarding@middlesexrugby.com
Archivist: Brian Martin
Disciplinary Secretary:
 John Orr
Referee Liaison: John Orr

Discipline Panel

Disciplinary Panels meet as necessary weekly on Mondays throughout the season. They deal with discipline matters at level five and below.

Nick Alway
Andy Brooks
Paula Carter
Mick Collins
Gavin Hindley
Barbaby Hone
Bill Johnston
Brian Martin
Tim Naylor
Roger Willingale

John Orr is the secretary of this group and it is to him that incidents of ‘ordering off’ should be reported within 48 hours of the event by email: discipline@middlesexrugby.com

Schools discipline is dealt with by the head-teacher and youth discipline by the club, with both instances reviewed by the Schools’ and Youth Disciplinary officer, Caron Evan-Evans, email: cevan-evans@mstn.org.uk