Canberra & District Rugby League Referees Association

The Canberra & District Rugby League Referees Association provides referees for over 130 games every weekend in Canberra as well as Boorowa, Braidwood, Bungendore, Crookwell, Cooma, Goulburn, Harden, Queanbeyan and Yass.

Refereeing is open to anyone over the age of 13 who just loves Rugby League.

To find out about becoming a referee click here.


Next Foundation 1 Course to be held on 2 May

The next Foundation 1 course, the introductory courses for new referees, will be held from 6-10 pm on Thursday 2 May at the Raiders Club at Belconnen, Hardwick Crescent Holt. Anyone interested in attending is asked to register here after emailing...

Referee Accreditation Update- 26 March

There will be a compulsory Accreditation Update module on 26 March delivered after training at Raiders HQ from 7pm. Steve CLAPSON from NSWRLRA will be running the course. You must attend an Update session prior to 30 June. Hopefully all our new Referees will be able...

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Why I referee…

I’ve always loved footy and played for many years. But due to injuries, I couldn’t keep playing. Then I started refereeing. I get to stay involved in the game I love, give something back, and have a run each week.


As a girl, I watched my dad refereeing and my brother play. I started at 14 to get some pocket money and keep fit. I have been refereeing for about 10 years and I now referee senior football and coach other young referees. It is fun and still keeps me fit. There are now lots of girls & women playing football. This year Belinda Sleeman became the first woman to referee an NRL game. We need more women involved.


I play junior football every weekend, and referee as well. It’s helped my football, as I see another part of the game. The group is great, and it’s given me some extra money as well.


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