Many players consider the thought of refereeing but often turn their back on the idea due to a lack of confidence and knowledge of the Laws of the Game
The Devon Rugby Referees Society recognises this problem and operates a training
course consisting of four informal sessions specially designed for the new referee.
Most aspects of refereeing and the laws are discussed before he takes charge of his first game, enabling him to take the field with confidence.
Refereeing can be fun and great enjoyment can be gained from officiating a game of
rugby. It offers the older player a chance of actively staying in the game and an
opportunity of progression for the individual taking up refereeing at a relatively early
If you are interested, phone or speak to any referee, all of whom will be pleased to help you.