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

Sunday 22 January 2017 (10am-4pm)

Venue: Kirkcaldy Rugby Club, Balwearie Road, Kilcaldy, KY2 5LT - BOOK HERE

Sunday 5 February 2017 (10am-4pm)

Venue: Hindpool ARLFC, Brisbane Park, Duke Street, Barrow in Furness, LA14 1NG -

Contact Terry, below, to book now: 

Terry Barker

e: terry.rugby@hotmail.co.uk

t: 01229 630698

Saturday 18 February 2017 (10am-4pm)

Venue: Halton Farnworth Hornets, Wilmere Lane Sports Ground, Wilmere Ln, Widnes WA8 5UP - BOOK HERE

Saturday 25 February 2017 (10am-4pm)

Venue: South Leeds Stadium, Middleton Grove, Leeds LS11 5DJ - BOOK HERE

Saturday 25 February 2017 (10am-4pm)

Venue: Doncaster Toll Bar ARLFC, Prospect Road, Tollbar, Doncaster DN5 0PQ - 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

Barrow

DAVE BRAITHWAITE

M: 07724 638287

Email

Bradford

LIAM STAVELEY

M: 07703 515285

Email

Castleford & Featherstone

JOE STEARNE

M: 07891 107838

Email

Armed Forces

PHIL RIGBY

M: 07739 907383

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

WARREN TURLEY

M: 07800 810458

Email

TOM OWEN

M: 07851 485382

Email

London & The South

TOM MATHER

M: 07816 372761

Email

Manchester

PETER BROOKE

M: 07738 131790

Email

Midlands

DARREN HAYES

M: 07789 225585

Email

North East

GAVIN HOUSTON

M: 07889 244951

Email

 

Oldham

STEWART KILPATRICK

- Oldham RLRS Development Officer

M: 07468 453908

Email

BOB SMITHIES

- Interim Oldham RLRS Secretary 

07738 131792

Email

 

South West 

DARREN HAYES

M: 07789 225585

Email

South Yorkshire

NICK BENNETT

M: 07932 736783

Email

St Helens

ANDREW MULLIGAN

M: 07557 673480

Email

Wakefield

BEN THALER

Email

Warrington

MIKE DELOOZE

07788 216922

Email

GRAEME CHICKEN

07814 630118

Email

Wales

IAN CURZON

M: 07720 889684

Email

York & Selby

NIGEL TAYLOR

M: 0797303176

Email

Widnes

DYLAN WARD

M: 07495 526 630

Email

Wigan

LIAM MOORE

Email

Scotland

OLLIE CRUICKSHANK 

Email