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Pillars of Support


The Shanagher-Morrison Referee Development Fund provides grants to USA referees for domestic and international training courses and competition opportunities, focusing on those applicants with a passion for improving their skills and refereeing at the highest possible levels.

The Fund is named after two of the most celebrated referees in the history of USA Rugby, Denis Shanagher Sr. and Don Morrison, both members of the US Rugby Hall of Fame.


Don’t take our word for it. See what referees are saying.

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“I think the trip really helped me grow as a ref because I had experienced referees from all around the world helping me to get better. I look forward to more trips like this. Thank you for the experience!”
Cole Bevilacqua (Age: 15)
North America Youth Rugby Referee Program Grant Recipient
"The Foundation helped me fundraise for a trip to Ireland where I was able to challenge myself. The Shanagher-Morrison Referee Development Fund matched the grant, which would never have happened without the Foundation."
Haylee Slaughter
Referee Grant Recipient

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With your support, the Foundation could fund additional grants for referees to improve their skills on the pitch.

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