There has never been a better time to take advantage of rugby referee benefits. From the Women’s rugby to the Sevens at the Olympics, rugby is going from strength to strength at the moment and now is the time to become part of the future of the game.
Our National Sport
Rugby is without question our National sport, and we Kiwis can’t get enough of it. If you know anything about the game, you’ll know just how important the job of the referee is. At NRRA we work together as a team to coach, mentor and support our newcomers to become referees. We meet regularly to coach you in how to be a referee and we support each other during the games.
Right now, we need more people – women, men, young or old – to join our team to referee not only local games, but to travel round the country and in some cases, around the world!
Benefits of Becoming a Referee
The referee gets the best seat in the house, and that in itself may be enough of a reward for most people. But did you know that if you become a rugby referee with NRRA, you will receive a whole Referee Benefits Package? Among other things, referees involved in under 14 grade and up will receive a $30 expense reimbursement. This is an acknowledgement of the work each referee has to do prior to their games. You must have a good level of fitness and have a sound knowledge of the rules, and we know that this takes time and commitment.
Northland Refereeing Community
Another, less tangible but no less valuable, rugby referee benefit is the support you will receive from the Northland refereeing community. Many of our current referees have been involved in the game for over 20 years, and their experience is invaluable. They’re always there to offer you support and advise – you’re never alone!
Members of the younger generation, who have passion and drive, can go right to the top of refereeing. Maori rugby, Women’s rugby and the Sevens are changing the landscape of rugby, not just in New Zealand, but throughout the whole rugby-playing world. They have opened up avenues to the highest levels of rugby refereeing. Rugby has never been stronger, along with the opportunities for referees.
What are you waiting for? If you want to give something back to the game, or if you have the ambition to reach the highest levels of rugby refereeing, contact us today.