Ever thought about becoming a referee?Then we want you!
Here is some information for you to consider
Now that you have taken the first step on the journey to refereeing, take a few moments to find out what is in store and how we can help you reach your potential
* Getting Started *The Foundation Course
Level 1 AccreditationThis is the first of three levels that can be gained to become a referee in the 15-a-side game. Once qualified, it allows you to referee schools games, juniors and lower levels of senior grade competition.
How do I get my Level One Certificate ?Attend a Foundation Course which is conducted over 8hrsSuccessfully complete the take home theory exam (open book exam)Viewed by an assessor to determine your competency to referee
You have now qualified as a level 1 referee
How old do I have to be? There is no age criteria. As long as you are keen, you will find a place as a referee
Do I get a Uniform? Once you have completed your five games, you will be invited to join the NRURA and a uniform will be supplied. You supply boots and whistle.
Do I get Paid ?
Referees receive an allowance of $40 per game for a senior appointment. This includes women, U16 & U18
Junior matches are paid at $20 per game
I am worried about referee abuse
There are occasions when you may experience abuse by players and spectators. It is easy to deal with the players as you have the authority under the laws of the game to manage such incidents.
The Yellow Card&The Red Card
Australian Rugby has a Code of Conduct for dealing with referee abuse and both players and spectators can be disciplined by the Union.
Who will provide ongoing training?
Referee TrainingLaw reviews are done on a weekly basis prior to training on a Wednesday evening.
On field coaching by experienced referee coaches is carried out throughout the season.
You can expect to be coached on a regular basis or any timeyou request assistance or feedback.
How do I make it to the top?
ProgressionJuniorsSeniorsStart HereCountry RugbyNSW Tooheys CupSuper 14Test Referee
How do I enrol?
By phone: 02 49 521584
By email: email@example.com
You can register online at http://www.playpay.com/nswrugby
So take the next step and enrol now. Its a most rewarding past-time.
Next Foundation Course will be held on Feb 26th 2006 at the NHRU Offices at The Gardens Sporting Complex, Birmingham Gardens.You can register online at http://www.playpay.com/nswrugby
Hope to see you there.