District referee: level 9 and 10

Being a referee gives you the chance to be actively involved in the game, fancy giving it a go? Here’s what you will be required to do.

Training requirements

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Complete online RugbyReady.

Attend level 1 course

Pass theory exam by 60%.

Complete short practical assessment.

Watch referees in action and learn from them before attending a course.

Classroom based exam on level 1 course content You have one year to complete this
after the course.

 

 

Preferably after 2-3 games

 Experience you should have

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The good news: none required! All you need is enthusiasm and a willingness to learn.Knowledge of the laws of rugby football. Test your knowledge on the IRB Laws website          -

 Games and types of appointments

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As per career pathway more experienced referees may be appointed to grade 8 gamesReferees will be appointed each week by their local society with difficulty level increasing with experience – new referees will be watched and guided by appointed referee coaches

What fitness levels do you need?

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Referees at these grades will be expected to achieve a minimum of Level 5 on the 20m bleep test.As per career pathway more experienced referees may be appointed to grade 8 gamesReferees will be appointed each week by their local society with difficulty level increasing with experience – new referees will be watched and guided by appointed referee coaches

How often do you need to be available?

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Referees at these grades are expected to be available for a minimum of 50% of league weekends throughout the season, every 2-3 weeks.

Use the Who’s The Ref (WTR) website to update the calendar with your availability.
Be available every weekend throughout the rugby season.Early notification to your local appointments secretary will ensure you are appointed when availability permits.

 What support should you expect?

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Minimum of four coaching sessions.

Full support from your local RRDM.

Access to society mentoring programme.
Be available every weekend throughout the rugby season.

Full support of your society coaches with the aim to give you 6-8 coaching sessions in your first season.

Feedback from club coaches on your performances.