Referee Updates 

The Gold Coast Rugby League Referee's Association is calling for new referees for the 2021 season.

Did you know that the NRL Referee Course is VET approved? This means that once you complete the course you could earn credits towards certificate and degree courses such as sports science, teaching and personal trainer to name a few.

Minimum age is 13 years old. Girl or boy, it doesn't matter.

If you are a mature person, you are more than welcome to join our ranks. You may be an ex player or just looking to stay fit. We have a good contingent of parent/child pairs in our ranks also. Everyone is welcome.

If you are a veteran and are looking for your next challenge this may be for you. Talk to us about the NRL's Battlefields to Footy Fields' program. You may qualify for a full subsidy of the costs.

We work in with your availability and games if you are a player or involved with a team. You choose your times and grounds that you are available at.

You have a real pathway to make it to the big stage with refereeing. You'll be overseen by our network of senior referees and coaches as you develop your skills. Don't worry, you won't be thrown in the deep end ! You'll start out in the younger ager groups as your skills develop and as you are assessed you'll progress up through the ranks. Once you have completed the half day face to face course you'll be accredited for not only Rugby League, but also League Tag and Touch Rugby League, giving you the opportunity to referee year round.

The GCRLRA has the highest percentage of referee's in Queensland participating at a carnival or representative level. We also have referees in the Intrust Super Cup and NRL.

You'll also earn some serious cash along the way. The minimum hourly rate equates to $28/h and it only goes up from there. How does that stack up against Maccas or Hungry Jacks? Earn while you learn is our motto.

Chances are, if you already referee Union, Oztag or Touch you'll make a great NRL Referee.

So what to do next?

To register your interest please email the Gold Coast Referees Association - and we'll be in touch with all the information on how to get on the paddock ASAP.

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