Courses and Societies

Refereeing courses

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.

You must complete the IRB Rugby Ready online assessment before attending a Level 1 course.

IRB RugbyReady online course

The Level 1 course is 6 hours in total and is mainly classroom based with some practical elements. The course is free but should you wish to referee for your local referee society, you will be asked to pay the annual subscription. All attendees will receive a Law Book, Law Variation Cards and course handouts.

After you've completed the course and passed the exam you are licensed to referee up to and including Regional League 2, Schools, and youth rugby

To register for a place on one of the scheduled courses, select the course of your choice from the list below and contact referee.courses@sru.org.uk before the registration closing date of your chosen course.

Consideration will be given to any requests by clubs to hold a course for their members at the club outside the dates of the scheduled course listed below –  there will be a charge of £100 to run any course not on the planned schedule

 

VenueDateTimeContact

National Level 1 Refereeing Course

  

All queries and registration to referee.courses@sru.org.uk

 

Glasgow

Sunday 11 January 201510am - 5pm

Registration closing date is 5 January 2015

Dundee

Sunday 18 January 201510am - 5pm

Registration closing date is 12 January 2015

Greenyards, Melrose

Sunday 18 January 20159am - 5p

Registration closing date is 12 January 2015

Kirkcaldy RFC

Sunday 25 January 201510am - 5pm

Registration closing date is 19 January 2015

Glasgow

Monday 19 & 26 January 20156.30pm - 9.30pm

MUST ATTEND BOTH NIGHTS

Registration closing date is 14 January 2015

BT Murrayfield

Sunday 25 January 201510am - 5pm

Registration closing date is 19 January 2015

Perth

Sunday 1 February 201510am - 5pm

Registration closing date is 26 January 2015

BT Murrayfield

Wednesday 11 & 18 February 20156.30pm - 9.30pm

MUST ATTEND BOTH NIGHTS

Registration closing date is 5 February 2015

Glasgow

Sunday 15 February 201510am - 5pm

Registration closing date is 9 February 2015

BT Murrayfield

Wednesday 25 February & 4 March 20156.30pm - 9.30pm

MUST ATTEND BOTH NIGHTS

Registration closing date is 19 February 2015

Aberdeen

Sunday 1 March 201510am - 5pm

Registration closing date is 23 February 2015

BT Murrayfield

Sunday 8 March 201510am - 5pm

Registration closing date is 2 March 2015

Stirling

Sunday 15 March 201510am - 5pm

Registration closing date is 9 March 2015

Glasgow

Sunday 22 March 201510am - 5pm

Registration closing date is 16 March 2015

National Assistant Referee Course

  

All queries and registration to referee.courses@sru.org.uk

Referee societies

Local referee societies are independent bodies that work with Scottish Rugby to allocate referees to club and school matches across Scotland, up to and including the Scottish Rugby National Leagues. They are also responsible for the recruitment and development of referees within their local area.

Societies hold monthly meetings to combine skills and technical training and allow referees to meet each other, train together in a relaxed environment and keep up to date with the latest developments within the game. Many also have an excellent social side, organising annual dinners, golf days and other similar events.

There are six referee societies covering all parts of Scotland – Contacts for your local society:

 

Society

Appointment

Name

 Email

 

Edinburgh

President

Robin Veitch

chairman.errs@gmail.com

Secretary

Gordon Grant

secretary.errs@gmail.com

Web

http://edinburgh.rugbyrefs.org/

 

 

 

Borders

 

 

President

 

Austin Ramage

 

austinramage@sky.com

Secretary

Graeme Hastie

gbhastie@yahoo.co.uk

Web

www.brrs.co.uk

West of Scotland

 

President

 

Tom McNicol

 

President.wrrs@gmail.com

Secretary

Brian Johnstone

Secretary.wrrs@gmail.com

Web

www.westrefs.com

 

 

Midlands

 

President

 

Don Burns

 

president.mdrrs@gmail.com

Secretary

Steve Mellon

secretary.mdrrs@gmail.com

Web

 

 

Aberdeen

 

President

 

Gary Duncan

 

braemuir2@tiscali.co.uk

Secretary

Vernon Fawcett

Vernon.fawcett@btinternet.com

Web

 

 

Highland

 

President

 

Kenneth Knott

 

kenneth.knott@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Secretary

 

 

Web