HOW DO I GET STARTED AS A RUGBY REFEREE?

1.Talk to a referee.

At the end of game, introduce yourself to the referee and say that you’d like some advice on how to get started.

2.Decide which type of game you want to work with

Under 7s - U14s
Touch
Tag
Sevens

3.Contact your local Referee Society

You'll then be introduced to referees who will develop you and assign you matches to officiate.

GET STARTED AS A REFEREE

THE BENEFITS OF REFEREEING

Here are five great reasons for becoming a coach:

  1. You stay involved with the game you love, the friendships, the fun and the banter
  2. You feel good knowing that you’re giving something back
  3. You stay fit – mentally and physically
  4. You develop yourself personally and professionally
  5. You inspire the next generation of players.

MICHAEL PATZ'S VIDEO GUIDE TO REFEREEING

In a series of 7 short videos, Michael shares his expert advice as well as videos to watch, websites to visit and courses to go on.

VIDEO GUIDE