Purpose of this guide

The purpose of this guide is to assist the referee in writing reports that will later be used by leagues and authoritative bodies as they administer actions including discipline, fines, and suspensions. A Report that is accurate, clear, concise and complete is vital to the game as it properly depicts the actions of players, team officials and outside agents (spectators). Reports are also used to describe events that have an affect on the playing of the game. This Guide is meant to assist the referee, not every situation can be included. If you are unsure, please feel free to contact an experienced Branch referee or a member of the Branch Executive for further assistance.