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Referee open courses

Published on Sunday, 2 April 2017

Referee open courses

Rugby Union Referee Course - Refereeing the 15 a side Game


Many of you will remember the Entry Level Referee Award Course (ELRA) that has now been updated ……..


As a description it is now 30% Classroom based and 70% practical, and along the lines of Coaching Courses, the candidates will all have to be signed off in terms of “competency” related to the practical sessions.


The currently planned dates for ‘Open Courses’ in Hertfordshire are as follows:





Expected Times


Priory School, Bedford Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 2UR

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd April 2017

09:00 – 16:30


Tabard RFC

Cobden Hill, Radlett, Hertfordshire WD7 7JN

Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th June 2017

09:00 – 16:30









Candidates have to have a minimum age of 14 years


To book and pay for your place, candidates have to book on-line using this link: http://www.englandrugby.com/my-rugby/courses/search (Links below)


Refereeing 15aside Game

Priory School 22 Apr 2017


Refereeing 15aside Game Tabard RFC 10 Jun 2017



Prior to the Course each candidate will also have to complete the following on-line activities, and bring the certificates (or evidence on their smart phone) to Day 1 of the course or email them to the educator.


World Rugby Laws Test http://laws.worldrugby.org/index.php?&language=EN

World Rugby Rugby Ready http://www.irbrugbyready.com/index.php?&language=en

Concussion Education Course www.EnglandRugby.com/Headcase “match officials”



Any questions kindly contact:

Paul Freestone (Hertfordshire Referees Society & RFU Educator)

email: baldyref49@gmail.com




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