Prerequisites: Current Level 2 Referee accreditation (including Level 2 Touch Judge accreditation), SmartRugby compliant. If not already completed, participants are required to attend a Level 2 player coaching course.
Course duration: 1 year (2 camps, monthly projects)
Outline: This course has been developed for referees who selectors believe can become higher level representative referees. One or two selected community rugby referees may also be offered a place in the program. Participants are exposed to the latest developmental information as it relates to physical training, technical understanding, mental skills, game knowledge and game management. The program is run in conjunction with the advanced (Level 3) Referee Coach Training Program. In addition, a number of sessions are completed with the Level 3 player coach participants.
Participants will be provided with a comprehensive workbook and a range of other resources to assist them in completing this program.
On completion of this program participants will be accredited as a Level 3 Referee.
The IRB has announced its match officials list for the second stage of the 2014 IRB Junior World Championships overnight, with two Australians appointed to referee two of the games in New Zealand on Sunday.