3 VIDEOS ABOUT REFEREEING
To help you get started as a rugby coach, watch the 3 videos above.
How to become a referee
Before they picked up the whistle most referees ask the questions you can see below. As you can see, the answers are simple, practical and easy to follow.
- Step 1: Talk to a referee – introduce yourself and tell him or her that you are interested in learning about how to become a referee.
- Step 2: Study the Match Official Pathway to learn about playing groups and the courses to take in order to referee them.
- Step 3: Join your local Referee Society – who will mentor your development and assign you matches to referee.
Here’s a .pdf listing of the Referee Societies so you can contact your local one.
- Refereeing Children Rugby Union: Level 1
- Refereeing the 15-a-side game: Level 2
There is more information about these courses on the RFU Course booking page.
- Tip 1: Have a chat with a referee at your local club – use their experience and enthusiasm to help you get started
- Tip 2: Get familiar with Laws of the Game – visit www.worldrugby.org so you don’t have to think twice on the pitch
- Tip 3: Don’t worry about making mistakes – every referee does and it’s a great way to learn
- Tip 4: Sign up for a Refereeing Course – and meet other like-minded rugby enthusiasts
- Tip 5: Join your local Referee Society – they will guide you on the path to becoming a referee and then assign matches for you to official
If you have any additional questions about how to get started as as referee, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org