Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Education meeting for May - Application of U19 law

Join us next Wednesday 20th at 6:30pm ONLINE for our next education session. The session will be about the application of U19 law.

Similar to previous sessions, this is best attended on a computer, a tablet or phone can be used but may limit your participation.

When you join, please be respectful of others by initially muting your microphone and not showing your video immediately. Discussion and sharing may already have commenced.

Join the Zoom meeting at

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Be ready to ref

Although the season start is postponed to an unknown time, and its format is yet to be determined, the message from your VRRA Committee is Be ready to ref. 

In tonight's committee meeting (see those happy faces!) we discussed all the usual portfolio activities and although some things are on hold, in general, our goal is to be ready to ref as soon as games are scheduled.

We regret to inform you that Travis and Nick have had to step down from their committee roles due to work commitments, but in the same breath we welcome Andrew Schwilk to the committee as a (no) ordinary member! Andrew will be adding a new string to his bow, and will be working with RV and the VRRA coaching group, on appointments. 

If you haven't done so already - now is a great time to get onto the Learning Center and complete any content that needs updating. Smart Rugby, assistant referee or referee accreditation. Don't worry about the on field assessment - we have a list of you ready to visit as soon as were all on the field - but if you get the exam component done now, that's a great way to be ready to ref. 

Heads up - we have another online ed session planned for the 22nd April. More details to come soon.

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Education meeting for March - Become a better referee

Join us next Wednesday 25th at 6:30pm ONLINE for our first education session of the year. The session will include:

  •  revision and group discussion of the referee profile and what it means to different referees and referee coaches
  • how you can use the referee profile to become a better referee
  • guest speaker Dr Clare MacMahon will share with us ways to improve as a referees and coaches

Register for the meeting here . After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

This session is best attended using a computer (preferably with headphones with a mic). A tablet may be used but some functionality may not be available. A phone should not be used.

Some parts of the session will be recorded for later viewing but the meeting will be interactive - please join us next week to get the most out of the session.

Friday, 14 February 2020

Annual update @ Quins 23th Feb, 9am to 1pm

Its time to update!

All Victorian referees are requested to attend the annual update to be held at Harlequins Rugby Club on the 23th February 2020.

In this session you will learn of activities and initiatives of the VRRA for the coming season, hear the GMG's first hand from RA's Graham Cooper, and get to know some of your match official team mates better.

The session starts at 9am and will run through to 1:30pm. Tea, coffee and snacks will be available, but feel free to bring your own special orders.

Sunday, 26 January 2020

Save the dates and enter your unavailability in RAS now

Season 2020 is coming, and the CAG is already penciling you in for preseason games.

As you have already read the calendar ;) you know that the annual update is Sun 23rd Feb (@ Quins) and the Dewar Shield kicks off 18th April.

In addition to these:
 - Preseason Cup (senior teams) in Shepparton 14 and 15 March
 - Schools and Juniors KO 2 May

If you are not available, remember to update RAS:
- Sign in to
- Select RAS from the left hand side menu
- Select Unavailable dates and enter the days.

Friday, 17 January 2020


Returning members from previous years or new members all need to register with the association online.

Go to 
and select your own account to register. Enter "Victorian Referees" when searching for your club, and answer the questions. Typically if nothing has changed since last time you registered, keep clicking next until you get to the end.

For help on this process download the Rugby Xplorer Registration Guide.

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Fitness Training Jan and Feb

OK so using the 'meeting' image for this blog entry might be misleading to some, but running around - and eating - involves plenty of discussion time, so fitness training for referees is definitely classed as a meeting!

Our time at the Power House rugby ground in Albert Park will start in February - so we have a light start for you until then:
  • Saturday 18th - Run Fawnker Park (across road from hospital) followed by brunch (see Facebook)
  • Monday 20th - Tan Run - meet at the Tan Pillars at 6:30pm near the Swan St Bridge
  • Monday 27th - take the day off its a public holiday!
  • Monday 3rd Feb onward - 6:30pm start at the south eastern end of the grounds. Optional dinner outing afterwards.