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Associate Referees Course

The Associate Referee course is an introduction to refereeing taking 2-3 hours depending on numbers. Key elements in the course include management strategies, communication and law application.

On completion of the course participants will be legally able referee using contested scrums.

We as a union are encouraging all “Playing Rugby” level Small Blacks teams to have an Associate Referee so the games can be facilitated well while the coaches can get on and do their coaching. We also recommend clubs and schools have Associate Referees they can call on in the event a referee cannot be appointed to a game or some extenuating reason a referee cannot make their game.


  • Wednesday 24th April 2019, 5:30pm – Old Boys Marist Clubrooms – 17A Pascal Street, Palmerston North
  • Monday 6th May 2019, 5:30pm – Venue TBC
  • Monday 20th May 2019, 5:30pm – Feilding Old Boys Oroua Rugby & Netball Clubrooms