Step 1: Get Registered
Step 2: Pay Your Subs
Step 3: Update your availability on AppointMe
Step 4: Complete the Practical RugbySmart component and Blue Card Training
Submit an online registration form by clicking here. and complete the subsequent online Rugby Smart course (approx 5-10mins)
Standard Subscription (Referees & Referee Coaches) - $40.00
Student/Social Subscription (Secondary School & Tertiary Students, & Social Members) - $20.00
1st Year Referees - FREE (first year of refereeing, not just first year in Bay of Plenty)
Payment is due upon completion of registration, but AT LATEST by the end of the month of your first appointed game for the 2020 season.
Complete the applicable form for YOUR subscription amount, then click "Add to cart". Follow the on-screen instructions to pay online.
Referee Club 2020 - Standard Subscription
Referee Club 2020 - Student/Social Subscription
You will receive an automatically generated email to set your password for AppointMe.
By default, you will be UNAVAILABLE, and as such unable to be appointed to fixtures. Log in to AppointMe and set your availability for at least the next two months.
Rugbysmart is an annual COMPULSORY course that all coaches and referees must attend at the beginning of every season. When you registered you were re-directed to complete the online theory component of Rugbysmart.
Blue Card Training is compulsory for anyone who wants to referee Senior rugby, and an in-person course is required every two years. This was held on MONDAY 9th MARCH @ Eastern Districts Rugby Club. If you missed this training, and wish to referee senior rugby in 2020, please contact email@example.com
ALL COURSES POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 - NEW DATES WILL BE POSTED PRIOR TO A SEASON START DATE
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 the 2019 New Referee Induction Manual click here.. The 2020 Manual will be updated soon.
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.