Are you over 13 years old?
Do you want to be involved in the greatest game of all?
Are you a former player, coach, official or fan?
Are you a current player, coach, official or fan?
If you said YES! You could become a referee.
There are a number of opportunities throughout the year to complete the training to be a referee in the Newcastle/Wider Hunter competitions.
BENEFITS OF BECOMING A REFEREE
>> Get paid for games you referee beginning at $25 per game.
>> Build up and maintain fitness
>> Be a member of a great association
>> Be involved in the greatest game of all - right in the action
>> Find pathways to representative honours - become an NRL referee
>> Be mentored and coached by members with years of experience
>> Use your $100 sports voucher for registration
>> Learn skills in leadership, conflict resolution and team work
>> Receive ongoing learning and development
>> Be trained by experienced and former NRL referees
>> Receive a free ticket to 1 NRL game of your choice for every round
>> Referee at Knights games at McDonald Jones Stadium
Please contact us via the Contact Us page to register your interest to become a referee and we will get back to you.
What is required to be a Level 1 Referee?
- Minimum Age: 13 years
- Qualification Prerequisite: Nil
- Involvement (What age groups can you referee?): Referee 6-19 years only. Referees between 13-18 years may only referee two years below their age
- How long am I accredited for: 4 years
- Course Time: approximately 7-8 hours
- Course Cost: $25
1) 10 Online modules (The Referee, Laws of the Game, Signal & Whistles, Role of the Touch judge, Fitness for officiating, Pre-Match, Match & Post Match Considerations, Practical Refereeing Theory, Management & Communication, Attitudes – Personal Qualities, Safety- Maintaining a proper environment)
2) Face to face modules (overview of the above modules)
3) Practical Assessment ( 3 on-field assessments)
Upon completion of the Online and Face-to-face component of the course, the candidate will qualify as a ‘Referee in Training’ which enables them to referee the relevant age groups for a period of 18 months. During this time the candidate is required to undergo a practical assessment. If the candidate is deemed competent they will be officially accredited as a Level 1 Referee.