18 attend Level 1 Referee Course

Great ‪‎referee‬ course at Burnage Rugby Club, as we proactively look to build the referee numbers in Manchester‬. What better location too, a beautiful sunny day and a classroom outside!

Thanks to Matthew Walker for presenting the course too!


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This course was put on courtesy by our working relationship with England Touch and O2Touch.


Touch (Rugby) Referee Course

Referee Course and allocations

whistleThe leagues can’t run without referees and we will be looking to support more people in becoming active referees.

We are looking to run a Referee course prior to the league, for referees and players who want a better understanding of the rules. This is an introductory course for Touch Referees. No previous experience is necessary and everyone is welcome.


Content: This course takes 3 – 4 hours and covers the following:

  • Rules Overview and Officials Code of Ethics
  • Referee Communication
  • Referee Positioning
  • Whistle Technique and Signals
  • Touch Europe Policies and Procedures
  • Level 1 Competency Assessment


Assessment: There are two assessment criteria:

  • A closed book multiple choice exam
  • On-Field Practical assessment