Starting On Your Officiating Journey

Starting our Refereeing in Rugby League can be a daunting undertaking because it's likely you have never done anything quite like it before. Referees & Touch Judges need to be confident and make clear decisions in real time, often under immense pressure.

By using the material contained within this page it will not necessarily ensure you get it right straight away, but it will give you confidence to take on your first few games. Signalling your decision is key for spectators, players and your fellow officials so they can support your decision. Watch the videos below and ensure you understand the correct signal to give and when you should give it.

Or Contact The RFL Direct

Vicky Turner
RFL Community Game Services
Phone: 0113 823 9164

Behind The Scenes

Match Official Signals

Touch Judge Signals

Have You Got What It Takes?

We would love to welcome you into the world of Rugby League officiating and we look forward to supporting you on your journey.

Rugby League Pathway

View details of the pathway available as a Rugby League Referee