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Education Corner

Our Mission: Serve the Game, Serve the Community


Join us online fortnightly on Monday evenings, 7:15pm for our local BOPRU Referees Club Zoom Meetings.

Check your emails or our BOPRU Referees Calendar for join details and dates.

Miss a meeting? No problem! Catch up with the recordings below


  • Click here to access the Virtual Meeting page hosted by Auckland Rugby Referees Association.
  • See the playlist below of the NZ Pro Refs Zoom Series, as well as the ARRA hosted Virtual Meetings. Plenty of great content with conversations had with top level rugby contributers from around the globe! (click the button top right on the video to see the full playlist)
Law Lounge

Check out our Law Lounge page to catch all the videos, resources and schedule of this educational Law discussion series!

Rugby Toolbox

Check out the Rugby Toolbox for a variety of Referee education resources, plus training, fitness and other awesome content to immerse yourself in a rugby education! Go to www.rugbytoolbox.co.nz and also check it out on Instagram and Facebook

Wellbeing During Uncertainty

Headfirst was created to help players, coaches, referees, support staff and families in the rugby community to support their own wellbeing and that of others. There's no better time to check out the site, and put into practice some of their tips and strategies.
Also check out this document "Looking After Your Wellbeing During Uncertainty". Ensure you have a Fit Mind for Tough Times.


Face Covid

How to respond effectively to the Corona crisis by Dr Russ Harris, author of The Happiness Trap.
‘FACE COVID’ is a set of practical steps for responding effectively to the Corona crisis, using the principles of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Here’s a quick summary of the key steps, and in this document you can explore them all in more depth:
F = Focus on what’s in your control
A = Acknowledge your thoughts & feelings
C = Come back into your body
E = Engage in what you’re doing
C = Committed action
O = Opening up
V = Values
I = Identify resources
D = Disinfect & distance

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