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WRU Level 1 Referee Licence

Aims

As a formal introduction to the principles of officiating a rugby union match, the WRU Level 1 Course aims to get applicants started refereeing. At a basic level, the course outlines the Laws of the Game and how they should be applied to a rugby union match, answers and clarifies general questions about refereeing and discusses the position(s) that referees should take throughout the course of a game.

Outcomes

At the end of successfully completing a WRU Level 1 Referee Course, applicants will have gained a Level 1 Referee Licence and will be clear to referee matches at Junior Level, U16 Level and below and Schools Rugby. Without the Level 1 Referee Licence, a person cannot referee a match.

Entry Requirements

Anybody can take the WRU Level 1 Course, however, a successful applicant cannot referee unless they are 16 years of age or older.

Course Arrangements

- 7 hours in duration over 1 day
- Lunch and refreshments will be provided on all courses

Cost & Application

- £25.00 (Cheques payable to Welsh Rugby Union Ltd)
- Download Application Form as PDF

WRU Level 1 Dates

Date Venue Cost
Sun 5th October 2014 Pwllheli £25
Sun 26th October 2014
NCE Vale of Glamorgan £25
Sun 16th November 2014
Risca
£25
Sun 30th November 2014
Parc y Scarlets £25


General Information

Course Duration 1000hrs - 1600hrs
Registration 0930hrs - 1000hrs
Further Details Paul Adams on 029 2082 2420 or padams@wru.co.uk
Marcia Harding on 029 2082 2419 or mharding@wru.co.uk
Application Form Download Application Form as PDF
Cost & Closing Date Closing Date is one week prior to course date, each course costs £25.00 per person and is non-refundable. The course includes a buffet lunch. To book a place on the course, your completed application form and fee must be received by the Referees Department.
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