Refereeing is very rewarding, a great way to stay fit, meet new people and give something back to the game you love.
There are over 2,500 referees in New Zealand of all ages, backgrounds and occupations. The only prerequisite is a love of the game and a pair of boots. You will be fully equiped and given specialised training both on and off the field.
As a referee, you will be required to attend a RugbySmart Injury Prevention presentation facilitated by your Provincial Rugby Union each rugby season.
RugbySmart is an injury management programme developed jointly by the New Zealand Rugby Union and ACC (Accident Compensation Corporation) to improve the safety of the game and prevent injuries. More informaton on the RugbySmart Injury Prevention presentation.
If you are interested in becoming a rugby referee or require further information just dial:
0800 733 373
You will be put through to your local Referee Education Officer and they will take care of the rest.