Congratulations to Derek Blackburn on his election as President of the Devon Rugby Referees Society.

Derek has been a member of Sidmouth RFC for a number of years and is a Patron for Life. He became volunteer with the Junior section when his son started playing and eventually took on the role as the club's Refereeing Coordinator before taking up the whistle himself. He is also a valued member of the club's Evergreens skittles team.

We wish him an enjoyable and successful year in office, and hope to see him officiating at Sidmouth during the season.