Becoming a Referee 2 of 4

2. Become A Referee

The RFU run regular courses throughout Yorkshire to help aspiring youngsters, parents, teachers and ex- players become referees.

The courses are run over a variety of days/evenings and are designed to dovetail with your schedule. The modules are interchangeable between courses – menaing that if you miss a session – it can be completed at another venue.

For new or inexperienced referees, the Entry Level Referees Award (ELRA) offers an outstanding introduction to refereeing a game of rugby union and will equip you with the skills and confidence to do so effectively. The ELRA is recognised by the RFU as a formal refereeing qualification.

The RFU also run a course specifically for Mini/Midi which will provide you with a basic knowledge of the skills and attributes required.

If you would like to attend a course click through here to the online booking system:

The RFU website contains lots of valuable information on becoming a referee: