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Referee Registration

The 2018 Referee Registration year is now open!

Referee Registration Process

Step 1: Get Registered
Step 2: Pay Your Subs
Step 3: Update Who's The Ref
Step 4: Attend Rugby Smart Course

Step 1: Get Registered

There are two ways to get registered. You can:

1.1: Online Registration

Submit an online registration form by clicking here.


1.2: Fill in a piece of paper

Download a 2018 Rugby Referee Registration Form by clicking here.

If you are a new referee (either new to refereeing or new to the Bay of Plenty), please complete the entire form, sign and date it.

If you were a 2017 registered referee, fill in your full name and ONLY ANY DETAILS THAT REQUIRE UPDATING since last year. DO NOT FILL IN THE COMPLETE FORM if you were registered with Bay of Plenty Rugby in 2016 and you have not moved, changed jobs, emails or phone numbers. Just sign and date it.

Scan and email your registration form to pat@boprugby.co.nz

Step 2: Pay your Yearly Subscription

Subs for 2018 are $40.00, unless you’re still at high school in which case they’re only $20.00. (First Year referees are exempt from paying in their first year. That’s first year referees, (NOT FIRST YEAR IN THE BAY OF PLENTY)

Payment can be made by: (in order of preference)

2.1: Internet Banking:
A/C Number: BNZ 02-0466-0329270-00,
A/C Name: Bay of Plenty Rugby Union Inc.
Reference: Your surname, First Name REFEREE SUBS. Email your receipt to pat@boprugby.co.nz

2.2: Cash or cheque at a referee meeting.

2.3: Cash, cheque or EFTPOS at the

Bay of Plenty Rugby Union office
52 Miro Street,
Mount Maunganui
9.00am - 5.00pm weekdays

2.4: Mail a Cheque to:
Bay of Plenty Rugby Union
P O Box 4058
Mount Maunganui South 3149

2.5: Deduct your subs from your first monthly TRAVEL CLAIM.

When you lodge your first travel claim for the season, simply make a note on the bottom of your claim form that you wish to pay your subs by having the equivalent amount deducted before being deposited into your bank account.

Step 3: Update Whos The Ref

This section is not applicable to new referees. You will receive an automatically generated email once your details are entered into Whos The Ref to create your password. In the meantime watch some video tutorials by clicking here and scrolling to the bottom of the page

2017 registered referees simply need to update your contact details, including November - March's unavailability on Whos The Ref by clicking here.

Step 4: Attend Rugby Smart Course

2018 RugbySmart Course Dates:

The 2018 Rugbysmart calendar has now been set.

To download a copy of the Rugbysmart course dates and times, click here.


If you are registering as a referee for the very first time, you have a couple of additional steps to complete.

Step 5: Download Our Induction Manual

Our induction manual is designed to detail to you all of the administrative, logistical and educational processes that we have in place to ensure the smooth transition of all of our 1st year referees into our club.

At the end of the manual, you will be required to return to us a "New Referee Checklist".

To download our induction manual click here.

Step 6: Complete our online Introduction to Rugby Refereeing course

Our online training course, “Introduction to Rugby Refereeing” and its contents does not assume any previous experience in the sport of rugby refereeing. It is the first stage in the rugby refereeing training and development pathway.

This online course has been written and designed directly from New Zealand Rugby’s publication of the same name, “Introduction to Rugby Refereeing.”

It consists of the same 14 modules from the work book and turned into short 2-4 minute videos for the participant to watch and learn from.

To commence our online Introduction to Rugby Refereeing course, click here.

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