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WRU Level 1 Referee Licence


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.


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

- £30.00 per course - Please CLICK HERE to book on-line.

WRU Level 1 Dates

Sunday 18th March
Risca RFC £30.00

General Information

Course Duration 0930hrs - 1530hrs
Registration 0930hrs - 1000hrs
Further Details or 02920 822435
Application Form Click here for Referees Locker
Cost Course costs £30 non refundable, includes buffet lunch.

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