Match Officials

MATCH OFFICIALS

Refereeing is a fun, exciting, non-contact way to be involved with rugby. Not only will you be at the heart of the action on the pitch, but it’s a great way to keep fit, and make friends with others in the game, both in the UK and other countries.

Whether your aspirations are to referee local mini rugby tournaments or progress to officiating at BT Murrayfield, Scottish Rugby and your local referee society will help you every step of the way. As a referee you will play a pivotal role in widening the participation of rugby in Scotland, and improving the availability of quality referees at all levels of the game.

 If you are interested in becoming a referee, passing a Level 1 refereeing course qualifies you to referee school and club rugby matches – as well as joining your local referee society.

 For more information about being the ‘whistler in the middle’ use the drop down menu below.

 Become a referee

Getting started

Find out how to become a referee, and what you need to do to get started.

Become a referee

Referee Societies

Referee societies

Join a referee society to share skills and experience with like-minded people in your area.

Referee societies

Referee societies

Referee courses

Build on your skills, gain qualifications and enhance your career by attending refereeing courses.

Referee courses

 

Contacts for referees

Get in touch

Referee contacts

Resources and downloads

Guidelines, protocols, notes from the IRB

Resources and downloads