Rugby Americas North is proud to launch a new digital development guide, designed to help member unions attract, retain and educate match officials.

“As rugby continues to grow in our region, the need to increase the quantity and quality of our match officials is crucial,” said RAN’s Regional Development Manager, Erin Kennedy.

The 22-page document features a wide variety of topics related to the issues faced when it comes to developing match officials, including: understanding common challenges, strategies for recruitment, how to build a positive culture and diversify your pool and how to build a successful plan.

“I hope that rugby communities around our region find the ideas in the guide to be useful, and that it encourages them to develop and share their own good ideas for recruiting and retaining officials.”

To learn more, unions, clubs and individuals can find valuable material hosted on various union and in dependant websites, along with World Rugby’s Passport site, and we recommend that those involved in referee development regularly search for and share current best practices.

To view the document, please click below:
RAN Match Official Development Guide

To download the document, please click below:

World Rugby’s Passport site for Match Officiating:

Contact Us:

Erin Kennedy
Regional Development Manager

Scott Harland
Regional Training Manager

Click the link above to access the full resource document.