Two females referees will be breaking new ground this weekend when they officiate Premier and First Grade games in Brisbane and Sydney.
Australian Rugby in partnership with TNT Express has brought together some of the best young referees for an in-depth training session, the TNT Express Junior Referee Development Clinic at the Australian Schoolboy Championships at St Ignatius’ College in Sydney on Thursday.
In the final phase of the National Rugby Championship Law Variation social campaign, the committee of Ewen McKenzie, Rod Kafer, Bob Dwyer and Wayne Erickson have announced their shortlisted fan suggestions for a public vote.
Over the two weeks of the April school holidays 49 junior referees chose to attend one of three one day ‘referee camps’.
WA Referees were very fortunate to have National Referee Coaches Andrew Cole and Matt Goddard present for a Referee Coach weekend (12-13 April).
Sydney referee Amy Perrett represented Australia in the 2014 Women’s Six Nations Championships, refereeing Scotland v France at Lasswade, Scotland on Sunday 9 of March.
The QRU SRC Pathway Development Squad of referees and referee coaches gathered to hear and learn from some of the most senior and experienced referees and referee coaches in Queensland.
140 Queensland Rugby referees gathered on Sunday 16 February, to launch their rugby season with an education and social event.
Preparation for another busy Rugby season continued on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th February when Queensland Rugby Referees’ Association members selected in the Queensland Rugby Union State Referee Committee Senior Development Squad gathered for their inaugural intensive development weekend at Anglican Church Grammar School, East Brisbane.
Australian Rugby today announced it will increase the number of match officials nationally by 20% over the next five years, with a particular focus on recruiting women and increasing the number of referees aged between 25 and 35, as part of its first ever Match Official Strategic Plan.
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