How to become a Referee Coach

A better Referee is likely to result in a better experience for players. How does a Referee become better? Generally with the assistance of a Referee Coach or other mentor.

There are no prerequisites to attend the referee coach course - just the right attitude! If you are interested in and rewarded by helping people to improve themselves, then this is the job for you. There is a pathway to international level Referee Coaching if you want to follow that path.

The Level 1 Referee Coach course will give you the required information on what and how to coach. You will be supported by more experienced Referee Coaches after the course to ease you into the role and complete the accreditation requirements.

Check the list of available NSW courses at Click on the course you're interested in and it will take you to the new Rugby Portal, from where you will access the Rugby Learning Centre to register for your course

Have you done your course and are wondering what to do next? Login to the Rugby Learning Centre and it will tell you what you still need to do (under 'not started' or 'in progress').