BECOME A REFEREE
Wheelchair rugby is always on the lookout for officials, and refereeing is a fantastic way to get close to the action without getting in a chair!
Any individual who is willing to learn the rules of the game, become familiar with the casebook and invest their time to learn and understand the game can train to become a wheelchair rugby referee. Whether you want to travel the world refereeing at international competitions or would prefer to stay home and play an integral part in refereeing on a weekly basis at training or ensuring our divisional and national tournaments go ahead, get in touch and begin your journey to becoming one of the key people involved in the sport.
- National Referee: will have completed a basic and/or intermediate referee clinic. These referees are qualified to referee in domestic club competitions but in their own country and in their own Zone
- International Referee (Zone): will have completed an advanced clinic. Referees can officiate at international tournaments within their Zone e.g. at European Championships/Europa Cup
- International Referee (World): referees will be experienced internationally and can now officiate at World Championships and Paralympic Games
Applying for an International Licence
If a referees feels that they have the necessary skills, experience and knowledge then they can apply for an International licence. Applications are made to the IWRF via their National Governing Body. To be granted a licence a referee must:
- Pass a written exam
- Pass a fitness exam (bleep test)
- Pass a floor test (be observed by examiner officiating a game)