Have you got what it takes to become a Leinster Rugby referee?

The new Referees Course will take place on Saturday, 24 August, in Terenure College.

The course will consist of a full day workshop where new referees will learn about the fundamentals of refereeing as they begin their officiating journey.

Why take up refereeing?

Refereeing is a fantastic way to stay involved in the game, whether you are a former player or coach of any level. It is a great way to stay fit while also enjoying games from the best seat in the house. There is a lively social element within the ARLB as well as development pathways for those referees who show the potential and dedication to progress.

What happens after I complete the course?

Once you complete the course you immediately become a trial member of the ARLB. You will gain experience refereeing underage games and touch judging at a higher level and you will also receive mentoring and coaching along the way. There are also three follow up workshops, once a month from September, which will deal with key aspects of refereeing.

I’m a full member now, what next?

Once you become a full member you will continue to be coached and assessed and you will be appointed to referee games suitable for your ability. Some referees may be identified as having potential for further progression and will then join the development pathway.

How do I get involved?

To register your interest, or if you have any questions please email sam.holt@leinsterrugby.ie, Sam is the new Referee Development Officer with Leinster Rugby.