Refereeing is a fun, exciting, non-contact way to be involved with Rugby League. You get to see all the action from the best position on the field and it’s a great way to keep fit at the same time.
Referees play an important role in providing a fun and safe environment for all Rugby League participants .
Individuals aged 13 years and over to register to become a referee for junior rugby league. New young referees will start out in the Under 6 and Under 7 games and then start refereeing higher level games as their confidence and skills develop.
Referees are paid a fee for each game that they officiate - either directly from the host club (U6 to U9 games) or from the Ipswich Rugby League Referees Association. This can be a great first job for a young player or just a way to earn some extra pocket money.
In Ipswich, the governing body for referees is the Ipswich Rugby League Referees Association. All referees need to register with this association and pay the appropriate registration fee.
The association will also organise the refereeing uniform and other key requirements.
You can contact the association via their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/irlreferees
First time referees need to complete the NRL's Referee Foundation 1 training course which covers topics including:
Once you have completed the training, registered and the Referees Association has said that you are good to go, you just need to notify the Club that you are available to be appointed to games that we host.
To do this simply email our committee via firstname.lastname@example.org
Their is more information and resources for current and prospective referees on the PlayNRL website, including course information, interviews with top referees and laws, policies and codes of the game.