Officiating any sport is not an easy task, but it is a role that is integral to the game. Rugby refereeing is a unique position where you work to maintain the continuity of the game, focusing on allowing the players to play instead of just blowing your whistle. It is a challenging and rewarding opportunity that you can get involved with today, not to mention getting paid to do it!
We are always looking for a few good referees! And a great way to give back to the game or to get involved is to become a rugby referee. Our game uses laws instead of rules, so interpretation is a big part of refereeing rugby. The referee is more of the ‘Judge’ on the field and less of a cold administrator of rules. He controls the safety and flow of the game.
If you are interested in becoming a referee, we offer courses periodically to certify and educate. Check for available course in Ohio on our website Calendar or through USA Rugby’s Learning Center (accessed through your Sportlomo member account). For additional information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.