Get paid work as referee from age 13

ENJOYING a taste of the action that you’ll never get as a spectator, refereeing is a fun way to keep fit and develop a deeper understanding of the game and you’ll even be paid for your trouble.

Guildford Owls Junior Rugby League Club Treasurer Clayton White is encouraging boys and girls from age 13, to take advantage of the opportunity to learn refereeing from professional coaches at Parramatta Junior Rugby League Association.
Free to get started, all new referees receive gear worth $500, have fun, polish their own game skills and make lifelong friends.
There is also a clear pathway to refereeing in the NRL or become one of the district’s elite referees.
Clayton said you get paid for each game and it’s a lot more than working at a fast food outlet or mowing yards.
“We have a couple of juniors who have already put up their hands and the club is confident of having a few more register too,” he said.
“But we’d really love to see some young females give it a go as well.
“There is nothing like refereeing to give players a better perspective on the game and an understanding of how rules are interpreted.”
He said there were a whole range of benefits once you became a qualified referee.
“You will be turning your passion into a profession and also building skills in communication, leadership, decision-making and teamwork,” he said.
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