Becoming A Match Official

Becoming A Match Official

Why be a Match Official? 

There are many reasons to take up officiating, remaining involved in the sport after playing, choosing to enhance your knowledge of the laws or progressing through the career pathway to achieve your goal in officiating.  No matter what the reason, officiating is a rewarding, exciting, and enjoyable way to stay involved in rugby.

The first step to officiating in Scotland is to decide whether you wish to be a referee, assistant referee or a club touch judge?

Match Official Pathway

Improving the quality and quantity of active match officials is essential to the development of the game at all levels.  Scottish Rugby aims to provide a pathway for referee development.  The aim is to ensure that the right skills, knowledge and traits of a referee are established and employed to a suitable level of rugby at the correct time of the referee’s development.

Scottish Rugby advises that all match officials are licensed to the appropriate level within the career pathway.

Becoming a referee
Becoming a refereeAssistant ReferreeingClub Touch Judging

Please contact Bob Easton, Referee Development Manager ( should you have any questions.

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