How to become a Referee
There is a seven step process to becoming a referee:
See the details listed here on the RO website -
2017 Pre-season Course Dates
March 14 – Toronto
April 6 – Toronto
May 6 – Oshawa
Brian Chatland Award
The 2014 AGM saw the inaugural presentation of the Brian Chatland Award. Created to honour the memory of Brian and his commitment to rugby referee development, the annual award is presented to the person(s) making a significant contribution to referee development in the TDRRS.
2016 presented to:
Byron Wood - for his commitment to referee coaching. After retiring from on-field refereeing last season, Byron's first year as a fully dedicated CMO saw him file more coaching reports and worked with more referees than any other in the TDRRS. Byron has been a long time servant to the Society, as a referee referee coach and administrator. Your experience and enthusiasm to continue in developing referees and rugby is most welcome. Iechyd da,Byron!
2014 - James Bateman, James Andoloro
2015 - Allan Graham, George Gadjovich
2016 Rugby Ontario and Rugby Canada Match Official of the Year
- Rose Labreche
Congratulations to Rose Labreche of the EORRS for earning the Rugby Ontario Match Official of the Year recognition award two years running, and the 2016 Rugby Canada Match Official of the Year. Rose was also named to referee at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games' Womens 7s Rugby. Rose will also take the reins of Wales v Italy at the 2017 Women's 6Nations. Good luck Rose!
Laws of the Game:
WR Laws of the the Game
Be sure to check out the Rugby Canada 2017 Laws Implementation Guide
Other Referees' Societies:
Eastern Ontario EORRS
Rugby Ontario RORC
Rugby Ontario RO
Rugby Canada RC