UAE Rugby Referees

UAERF Referees End of Season Ranking 2018-2019

Ranking Grading Name #
1 Premiership Jaco de WIT 1
2 Premiership Tony DUMINY 2
3 Premiership Simon Jon DODD 3
4 Premiership Maurice BUTLER 4
5 Conference James FAIRBOURN 5
6 Conference Daniel MARSH 6
7 Conference Eugene DEEGAN 7
8 Conference Adrienne SPEEDY 8
9 Conference Martin JENNINGS 9
10 Conference Clement ISACK 10
11 Conference Niell HORN 11
12 Conference Stuart HAWKINS 12
  Community Andrew MUIR 13
  Community Ant GOMENAKE 14
  Community Daniel AQUILINA 15
  Community David HAGUE 16
  Community David MASON 17
  Community Harieta VILSONI 18
  Community Michael ROBERTS 19
  Community Michael BRODERICK 20
  Community Stuart WALKER 21
  Youth & Schools Nick BRADY 22
  Prov Referee Amro HEFNAWY 23
  Prov Referee Chris BURCH 24
  Prov Referee Stephen MARSHALL 25
  AR Jassim AL SUWAIDI 26
  CMO Alan Whitcombe 27
  CMO Dave HARPER 28
  CMO Grant BATEMAN 29
  MM Hermann FRANKFURTH 31
  MM Daniel Kimani KAMAU 32
  MM Red O'CONNOR 33
  MM Daniel CABRAL 34
  Not Active Norman DRAKE 35
  Not Active Shakeel AHAMED 36
  Not Active Kelum SUJITH 37
  Not Active Samantha DIYAGUBADU 38


Get Involved in Refereeing

The UAERF’s aim through Gulf Rugby Management is to provide you with all the necessary information on refereeing in the UAE.

Whether you are an ex-active match official, a volunteer, an administrator or are considering taking up the whistle for the first time, you have a pivotal role to play in the development of officiating in this country.

For current and potential officials, refereeing is a great way to give something back to the game you love, while also helping to widen participation in the sport. Whether your aspirations are to referee your local youth teams on a Friday morning or progress to officiating at highest level; the UAERF will support you every step of the way.

It’s easy to become a referee and start refereeing! The first step is to register on World Rugby World Rugby Passport - Your gateway to World Rugby Training & Education


World Rugby Passport - Your gateway to World Rugby Training & Education

World Rugby Passport is the hub of World Rugby's online education, with links to all our sites.


And do the following online:

Rugby Ready - World Rugby's preparation resource

World Rugby Laws - World Rugby's Law Education Web Site

We have 2 levels:

  • Competitive - you need to pass applicable fitness level and be available to referee at all levels; including club rugby.
  • Social - you need to pass less stringent fitness level and you can choose to only referee school games and/or youth games and/or community league games.

The next step is to complete application attached and forward to

Lastly then you need to attend WR L1 MO course and you’re on your way. See the UAERF’s updated the Training & Education Calendar; you can view the calendar through the below link:

Please also see attached referee ladder; but please note fitness are also a further requirement; and following results are required:

  • Top level of competitive level - optimally score level (shuttle) of 18 but 17 would be acceptable
  • Other competitive levels - Optimally score level (shuttle) of 16 but 15 could be acceptable
  • Social level - Minimal level of 14 required