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Rugby Union Referee Course - Refereeing the 15 a side Game

1 year ago By Dafydd Hudd

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: (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
World Rugby Rugby Ready
Concussion Education Course “match officials”

Any questions kindly contact:
Paul Freestone (Hertfordshire Referees Society & RFU Educator)

Updated 22:41 - 24 Jul 2017 by Hugh Murfitt

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