Judges Hierarchy

The NFRS has four levels of judges:
  • Trainee judge
  • Show judge
  • Championship judge
  • Championship judge & assessor

Trainee Judge

In order to judge at the NFRS, members must successfully complete the initial judges' training scheme. Trainee Judges may not judge variety classes, but are learning about show management, the show rules, judging technique and the standards of excellence.

Show Judge

Show Judges may judge all variety classes at most shows (1- or 2-star shows). Show Judges are expected to stay up to date with developments and play their unique part in improving the rat fancy.

Championship Judge

Championship Judges may judge all variety classes at all shows including 3-star cup/championship shows. Championship Judges are expected to stay up to date with developments and play their unique part in improving the rat fancy and the quality of judging. Championship Judges are approved by the NFRS Committee based on judging merit.

Championship Judge & Assessor

In order to promote best practice in judging and to assess judging quality, a number of Championship Judges will carry out formal assessments. Assessors are approved by the NFRS Committee based on ability to teach and communicate judging excellence.

Judges' Traning Co-ordinator

In addition to the four level of judges, there is a committee position of Judges' Co-ordinator. If you wish to become a Trainee Judge or have any general enquiries about judging, please contact the Judges' Co-ordinator.

Requesting a Judge for your event

If you require an NFRS judge for your event, please download the Judges Request Form and email the completed form to the Judges' Co-ordinator.

Current Judges

Assessors Championship Judges Show Judges Trainee Judges
Lisa Irvine
Lian O'Sullivan
Estelle Sandford
Ann Storey
Fiona Barker
Ellie Cadman
Lisa Clarke
Doug Connor
Lisa Irvine
toyah Leitch
Graham Mobbs
Sandra Mobbs
Julie Oliver
Lian O'Sullivan
Estelle Sandford
Sheila Sowter
Ann Storey
Coleen Gruber
Lilly Hoyland
Anna McKinnon
Phil Neate
Rackie Powell
Tanya Rawlinson
Alison Triggs
Helen Belton
Nelly Brewer
Gemma Corfield
Angela Corrie
Fiona Coull
Laura Egan
Jemma Fettes
Jane Finbow
Amy Foxford
Ellie Goddard
Chris Gray
Kayleigh Hartley
Natasha Klus
Debbie Lauf
Lisa Maurin
Karen McDonald
Vicki Meakin
Lizzi Pemberton
Cassie Pingriff
Michelle Quarry
Donna Riches
Claire Roberts
Keera Smith
Ayla Stryder
Jannine Taylor
Frankie Whiston-Hill
Karl Woods
Laura Woods