Your first match can seem a little bit daunting at first. It's vital that you arrive prepared and ready for the challenges ahead. Not only are you representing your referees' society and the Rugby Football League, but you are also representing yourself.
What to do before the matchMake sure you have your kit clean and ready to go! Double check that you have packed everything that you need for matchday.
As part of being a match official, it is very common to get appointed as a touch judge for National Conference League and regional finals.
Therefore it is important that every Warrington RLRS active member is aware of the basics of touch judging.
Click here to learn the basics of touch judging. (Microsoft Powerpoint is required)
On even rarer occasions match officials will be appointed to become in-goal officials.
In-goal officials are usually appointed to Super League, The Qualifiers, Championship and League One play-off games, and certain rounds in cup competitions.
However the below presentation has been provided in order to expand our member's knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of in-goal officials, who are still part of the overall match officials team.
Click here to learn the basics of being an in-goal official. (Microsoft Powerpoint is required)
Boys under 12's - 20 minutes each half.
Boys under 13's/14's - 25 minutes each half.
Boys under 15's/16's - 30 minutes each half.
Boys under 17's/18's - 35 minutes each half.
Men's open age - 40 minutes each half.
Girls under 12's - 20 minutes each half.
Girls under 14's - 25 minutes each half.
Girls under 16's - 30 minutes each half.
Women's open age - 40 minutes each half.
Touch Judge fee
Match fees for junior matches are one set rate for each age group. Mileage does not affect expenses.
Under 7's to 11's - £10
Under 12's - £15
Under 13's to 18's - £25
Do you have a point of play you would like discussed at the next meeting?
Post your point of play below and it will be discussed. You can remain anonymous from the rest of the society by leaving your name blank.