Keep Your Boots On!

Referee

Wherever you are in your journey as a referee, each of these toolkits
provides support to help you grow as a referee and to get even more
enjoyment from blowing the whistle.

Keep Your Boots On!

In this section the 9 match official toolkits are structured in terms of:

  1. Training & Development - access to a variety of online courses, videos and webinars designed to improve your level of knowledge and understanding;
  2. Supporting Match Officials - discussion groups, courses, videos and webinars that are aimed at a specific community within match official family i.e. women and girls;
  3. Resources - access to online forms, referee societies or information about the National League.

It is an invaluable resource, compiled by RFU educators and featuring the insights and experiences of some of the most respected match officials in the game.

A Message from Michael Patz, England Rugby Match Official Development Manager

Christophe Ridely's Message to YMOs

Referee Video Playlist

Visit the referee playlist to learn about the experience of other match officials, to explore the Whistle-Stop series and learn more about the England Referees Award.

KYBO! Referee Playlist

Referee toolkits

The Referee Toolkits are a series of online and downloadable resources designed to provide information and guidance on various player welfare topics. The toolkits are separated into 'bite-size' topics to provide information and guidance to support clubs and other rugby activity organisers in delivering best practice.

6. Developing the Developers
6. Developing the Developers

The success and sense of achievement that a coach, a match official or a volunteer experiences is often down to the investment that others have made in them. This toolkit introduces you to 3 courses designed to help you acquire mentoring and people development skills.

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7. Referee Societies
7. Referee Societies

There are 37 referee societies and they are the heartbeat of our refereeing community. Find your local society as well as advice about recruitment & retention, safeguarding, fitness and wellbeing and other training resources.

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8. Referee Resources
8. Referee Resources

Here you can find and access Match Official Developer Forms, Discipline Report Forms and Injury Report Forms. They are designed to help you with match official development, disciplinary issues and the reporting of serious injuries.

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9. National League Match Official Team (NLMOT)
9. National League Match Official Team (NLMOT)

On-field and off-field information as well as details about match official appointments, and selection criteria.

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