Become A Referee

Pathways

LEVEL
REQUIREMENT
ASSESSMENT
U12 Referee and below Smart Rugby Course N/A
U12 – 16, Div 2 & Div 2 Res, Women Smart Rugby Course, Level 1 Touch Judge Course Assessed until competent
U18, Premier & Premier Res Level 1/Foundation Course Assessed until competent

Refereeing  Under 12 and Below

For players aged 7 to 12 years, the games of Walla (7-8 years), Mini (9-10 years) and Midi (11-12 years) introduce players gradually to the game through modified Laws.
Referees of these games will need to complete a SmartRugby qualification that provides them with the necessary information to officiate these games. This is an ideal starting point for the young teenager or the parents of players participating in these games

  1. Complete Smart Rugby Qualification (Online and Free)
  2. Complete a Police check (For those 18 and over)
  3. Contact Info@sarugby.com.au expressing your interest

Refereeing U14 to Senior Games

There are a range of games played at different levels in local club competitions that can cater for the all levels of Referees. As your skills and experience grow you can move to higher level club matches with opportunities for talented Referees to advance to the highest levels of the game.

As we know, Rugby has inherent risks, and as such each coach and referee must ensure a safe environment as practically possible for the players. Therefore underpinning the training programs for Referees and Referee Coaches is the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) Smart Rugby course which provides all coaches and referees with the best practice principles for all the contact elements of the game. Completing a Smart Rugby Qualification (online) and a one day Foundation Course and assessment of five refereed matches will provide the necessary training to begin officiating at these games.

  1. Complete Smart Rugby Qualification or renew if expired (Online and Free)
  2. Complete a Police check (For those 18 and over)
  3. Attend a Foundation course (RRP $95, 8 hours, minimum age 15 y/o)
  4. Pass a Level 1 Referee online exam
  5. Pass a Level 1 Referee competency assessment (to be conducted by South Australian Referee Association).
  6. Either contact Info@sarugby.com.au or your SA Referee’s association contact

Assistant Refereeing Under 12 and Below

Assistant Refereeing offers and alternative way of getting involved in the game that can also be very rewarding. Assistant Referees of these games must complete the SmartRugby qualification (Online) which provides them with the necessary information to AR at these games. This is an ideal starting point for the young teenager or the parents of players participating in these games.
(Any Assistant Referee in any junior grade can Assistant Referee any match as long as they are within 2 years of that competing grade.)

  1. Complete Smart Rugby Qualification or renew if expired (Online and Free)
  2. Complete Police Check (For those 18 and over)
  3. Contact Info@sarugby.com.au expressing your interest

Assistant Refereeing  Senior Games

Assistant refereeing also provides an alternative route to officiating senior matches. As long as you are 16 years of age and complete the following you could be officiating senior matches this season!

In order to start acting as an Assistant Referee in matches of age group Under 14 up to adult rugby, you need to do the following:

  1. Complete Smart Rugby Qualification or renew if expired (Online and Free)
  2. Complete Police Check (For those 18 and over)
  3. Attend a Level 1 Assistant Referee course (RRP $30, 3 hours, minimum age 13 y/o)
  4. Pass a Level 1 Assistant Referee online exam
  5. contact Info@sarugby.com.au or your SA Referee’s association contact

Contacts

Info@sarugby.com.au

08 7070 6940