Could You be a Match Official?
Are you thinking of hanging up your boots but want to stay involved in Rugby League?
Or maybe you’re involved in the sport but want to earn a bit of extra cash?
Have you ever considered becoming a Rugby League Match Official?
The course is run over one day or two sessions and involves a theory and practical element. On completion of the course and the exam participants are then able to officiate on games in their local area and are also provided with mentoring to help them progress.
Being a qualified Match Official provides you with some great opportunities to stay involved in Rugby League and stay fit while earning money at the same time.
There are opportunities for Match Officials at all levels of the sport and everyone is catered for so if you only want to referee on Sunday morning or Wednesday afternoon, that’s fine.
Alternatively if you want to progress to officiating at the highest level of the sport there are also pathways in place to help you advance.
Who to contact in the North West
Match Official Development Officer - Peter Brooke
The Rugby Football League, Warrington Business School, Winwick Road, Warrington WA2 8QA.
I’ve sat my course,
What do I do now?
Once you’ve sat the course you will be contacted by the RFL who will advise you on where to go next with your officiating. Entry level games vary depending on which region you live in and opportunities are available all year round both midweek and at weekends.
If you want to find out more you can contact your key local contacts by clicking here.
Referees Course Application form
Laws of the Game 2012
For national information on Match Officials check out The Rugby Football Leagues match officials pages on the website.