UAE Rugby Referees

Get Involved In Refereeing

The UAERF’s aim 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 do the following online;

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 the application form (click to download) and forward to

Lastly, you need to attend WR L1 MO course and you’re on your way. See the UAERF’s updated the Training & Education Calendar for the year 2017, you can view the calendar through the below link:

Wishing you all the best of luck.