For Match Officials
There are many reasons to take up match officiating; remaining involved in the sport after playing, choosing to enhance your knowledge of the laws or progressing through the career pathway to achieve your goal in officiating. No matter what the reason, officiating is a rewarding, exciting, and enjoyable way to stay involved in rugby.
How do I get involved?
Sign up for a course
Find out more about what courses are available by watching this video:
Introduction to Match Officiating (entry-level course)
The ITMO courses are free of charge and aims to equip match officials with fundamental refereeing skills and tools. This course is the minimum standard course for referees who officiate youth and adult rugby. The course is delivered via a blend of online and face-to-face modules.
To book onto an ITMO course, please click here and click ‘browse courses’.
|7 May||10am-2pm||Caledonia North – Ellon RFC|
|8 May||6-9pm||Glasgow North – East Kilbride RFC|
|13 May||9am-12pm||Glasgow North – West of Scotland FC|
Please note that group bookings are not possible at the moment.
There are six referee societies throughout Scotland supporting recruitment, development and deployment of referees within their region. Each referee society plays a pivotal role in the enjoyment and well-being of players of all ages and abilities in our sport.
|Edinburgh||President – John Evans||Website|
|Borders||President – Steven Turnbull||Website
|West of Scotland||President – Colin Dow||Facebook
|Midlands||President – Ted Coutts||Website
|Aberdeen||President – Vernon Fawcett||Website
|Highlands||Vice President – Joshua Stevens|
Match Official Pathway
Coach and Match Official Standards Combined 2022
Contact Scottish Rugby
Click to view the key contacts in your region and relevant department, ready to help with your enquiry.