Jan 152022
IRFU Active Referee Pathway

MAR New Members Courses:

The next course for new members of the Munster Association of Referees has been set for Saturday, January 29, 2022.

The course will be held online and you can register by emailing Munster Referee Development Manager Olly Hodges olly.hodges@irfu.ie

Benefits of becoming a referee:
– Opportunities to Travel
– Keep Fit
– Best seat in the house
– Participation in our great game
– Full M.A.R. Members access to tickets

The Munster Association of Referees is giving you the opportunity to give back to the sport. Rugby referees enjoy the same benefits of the game as the players – without the injuries!

If keeping fit (referees run six miles in an 80 minute match), travelling, taking part in a lively social scene or getting an adrenaline rush is your idea of a great pastime, rugby refereeing could be for you. As well as the obvious benefits, a referee’s constant study of the game enriches their enjoyment of this lifetime sport. There is more need for referees now than ever!

The Munster Association Of Referees (MAR) are currently recruiting for new referees to take up the role throughout the province.

The call is open to both male and females who would like to take the general refereeing pathway.

The Munster Association of Referees would like to invite those interested in taking up a rewarding career officiating and supporting Munster Rugby to contact IRFU Referee Development Manager Olly Hodges (olly.hodges@irfu.ie).

For further detail on becoming a referee in Munster, please email olly.hodges@irfu.ie or phone 0868596289

IRFU Affiliate Referee Course

The IRFU Affiliate Referee Course is now available online via the IRFU’s online education platform, Gainline. The cost to complete this course is €15.

For further information and to access the course, please click here.

Participants must be a member of a club and/or school and be aged 18 – 59. For full details on the IRFU policy for Club and School Affiliate Referees click here.

Best practice for clubs and schools with their affiliate referees

• Accreditation of referees they appoint must be in date. Courses are held at appropriate times throughout the season.
• Appoint their best available affiliate referees.
• Ensure sending offs and other discipline matters are notified to their respective branch.
• Keep a record of appointments made.

Following best practice ensures a safer and better structured playing environment for your players.

Please click here for full IRFU Affiliate Referee Policy


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