If this sounds like you then come join us for two days during the term 1 school holidays 2016 and begin your journey as a Rugby Referee.
With a clear pathway for both boys and girls you could ultimately lead you as a referee at a Rugby World Cup, just like Glen Jackson, or even at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The course is split into two components:
Two days in the classroom spent learning the fundamentals of rugby refereeing.
Demonstrate knowledge of injury prevention and risk and injury management in sport or recreation,
The next step in gaining your credits is to be field tested at a junior rugby event where you’ll be thrust into the middle and assessed at putting into practice what you’ve learned in the classroom.
Apply sports rules and regulations while officiating in a competitive sports event
At the conclusion of the field test all successful course participants are invited to become registered referees and ply their new qualification on Saturdays. We don’t want to take students away from playing. If you’re playing for your club or school, DON’T STOP!!! We work around your current playing schedule and look at ways of getting you “in the middle” when you’re not playing.
A great example of this was former Trident High student, Flynn Butler. Flynn was a Year 12 student from Trident High School and played for their 1st XV. Looking to improve his on field law knowledge, Flynn joined our programme in 2015 and after completing the course, he became a registered referee, refereeing under 14 games on Saturday mornings when his playing schedule allowed.
Flynn’s playing season progressed side by side with his refereeing. In July Flynn referee’ed at the 2015 Tai Mitchell Tournament held in Whakatane. Here he was given intensive referee coaching over consecutive days and made huge strides.
His playing season culminated in being selected for the Bay of Plenty Under 16 representative team and to cap off his stellar season, Flynn won the Bay of Plenty Rugby Referees “Most Improved 1st Year Referee”.
This programme will cost you NOTHING except two days of your time and your willingness to work hard and learn how to be a better rugby player by learning how to be a referee and give back.
When: Wednesday and Thursday 19th - 20th April 2017
Where: Bay of Plenty Rugby High Performance Centre Mt Maunganui
To register your interest, simply complete this no obligation pre-registration form:
If you require further information please contact: