Grab Your Whistle! Refereeing Opportunities

Tri-Service Rugby Referee Training

The game of rugby is reliant on so many groups of people. Players, coaches, club members and groundsman to name but a few. Games also require the man/women in the middle – the referee. Refereeing offers a fantastic way for you to stay involved in the game of rugby. It allows you stay actively involved and offers the best view of a game.

There are many great reasons to take up rugby refereeing:

  1. You stay involved in the game
  2. The feel good factor of giving something back to the game
  3. You stay fit – both mentally and physically
  4. You can be an inspiration to the next generation of players and match officials
  5. You can develop a range of skills that will help you personally and professionally

Referee societies up and down the country do not have the same number of referees prior to the Covid-19 pandemic. County societies, along with the military societies, are required to cover games of all levels week after week. Opportunities to develop and progress as a referee are available for those wishing to do so.

A Tri-Service effort is being made this year to train new referees. Courses are being held across RN, RAF and Army establishments, with it being very much an open door policy – attend the course that suits you. Course dates are as follows:

  • 6 – 7 Dec 2021 at HMS Temeraire
  • Jan 2022 Dates TBC at RAF Halton
  • 14 – 15 Feb 2022 at Aldershot

If you have any questions or would like any more information, please get in touch with Royal Navy Rugby Union Referees Society Training Officer PO Dan Thurgood