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Step 1 of the 2020 Referee Registration year is now open!

Referee Registration Process

Step 1: Get Registered (OPEN NOW)
Step 2: Pay Your Subs (WAIT UNTIL JAN 2020)
Step 3: Update your availability on Who's The Ref (WAIT UNTIL 2020)
Step 4: Complete the Practical Rugby Smart component (2020)

Step 1: Get Registered

1.1: Online Registration with Rugby Smart (Online Component)

Submit an online registration form by clicking here. and complete the subsequent online Rugby Smart course (approx 5-10mins)

Step 2: Pay your Yearly Subscription

Subscriptions for 2020 are:

Adults: $40.00
Students: $20.00
1st Year referees: FREE!! (That’s first year of refereeing, NOT FIRST YEAR IN THE BAY OF PLENTY)

PAYMENT WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM 2020 - DO NOT PAY IN 2019 (A reminder email will be sent)

Step 3: Update Whos The Ref

This section is not applicable to 1st year 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

2019 registered referees simply need to update your contact details, including November - March's unavailability on Whos The Ref by clicking here.

Step 4: Complete RugbySmart

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 th.eory component of Rugbysmart

2020 Rugbysmart Course Dates: (To be advised early 2020)

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 the 2019 New Referee 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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