Becoming a Match Official

Match Officials are crucial to the game of Rugby League and anybody can take up the whistle.

The RFL are currently on the lookout for talented people to take up officiating.

In place, there is an accessible pathway for emerging Match Officials to progress all the way to the top of the game.

To become a Match Official, simply follow these steps:

1.       Complete the FREE 45-minute online 'Laws of The Game' training module - CLICK HERE

2.       Complete a course for just £45 - see 'COURSES' below for more info

3.       Contact your local society - see 'REFEREE SOCIETIES' and you can get started!

If you would like more information, or would like to speak to someone about becoming an official, please contact the Match Officials Department on 0113 8239178 or email morecruitment@rfl.co.uk.

Courses

Saturday 25 March 2017 (10am-4pm)

Venue: Trailfinders Sports Club W13 0DD - BOOK HERE

Sunday 23 April 2017 (10am-4pm)

Venue: Winlaton Vulcans RFC, NE21 6AF - BOOK HERE 

Saturday 6 May 2017 (10am-4pm)

Venue: The Zone HCT, Huddersfield, HD1 6PT - BOOK HERE

 

 

 

No courses near you?

Email morecruitment@rfl.co.uk or call 0113 8239178 for more information and updates on upcoming Match Officials courses.

Referee Societies

Armed Forces

PHIL RIGBY

M: 07739 907383

Email

Barrow

DAVE BRAITHWAITE

M: 07724 638287

Email

Bradford

LIAM STAVELEY

M: 07703 515285

Email

Castleford & Featherstone

JOE STEARNE

M: 07891 107838

Email

Cumberland

BRYAN SCOTT

M: 07737 210142

Email

Dewsbury & Batley

COLIN CHILD

Email

JAMIE LEAHY

Email

Halifax

JAKE BROOK

M: 07527 998858

Email

Huddersfield

DEAN HEYWOOD

M: 07785 247416

Email

Hull

MIKE BEADLE

M: 07802 460880

Email

Leeds

PAUL CHIPPENDALE

M: 07931 176789

Email

MARK CRAVEN

M: 07843 671722

Email

Leigh

Steve Abel

Email


TOM OWEN

M: 07851 485382

Email

London & The South

TOM MATHER

M: 07816 372761

Email

Manchester

PETER BROOKE

M: 07912 184335

Email

Midlands

DARREN HAYES

M: 07738 755442

Email

North East

GAVIN HOUSTON

M: 07889 244951

Email

 

Oldham

BOB SMITHIES

M: 07738 131792

Email

 

Scotland

OLLIE CRUICKSHANK 

Email

South West 

DARREN HAYES

M: 07738 755442

Email

 

South Yorkshire

NICK BENNETT

M: 07932 736783

Email

 

St Helens

PHIL SMITH

Email

RYAN SNELSON

Email

Wakefield

BEN THALER

Email

Wales

IAN CURZON

M: 07720 889684

Email

Warrington

MIKE DELOOZE

07788 216922

Email

GRAEME CHICKEN

07814 630118

Email

 

 

 

Widnes

DYLAN WARD

M: 07495 526 630

Email

Wigan

LIAM MOORE

Email

York & Selby

NIGEL TAYLOR

M: 0797303176

Email