Sean Barrett has announced the dates of all courses taking place in the Illawarra in early 2013. Please note the SmartRugby course dates. In line with NSWRU and ARU, the Executive of our association has deemed in 2013, that all members must be SmartRugby accredited in order to referee. SmartRugby is an occupational health and safety requirement and a major insurance issue. Please check whether your accreditation is current and if not please make sure that you attend one of the courses. I cannot stress enough the importance of this accreditation.


SmartRugby courses

  • 20th Feb - Wollongong University Sportshub, 6pm start  Referees only course
  • 4th March - Kiama 6pm
  • 11th March - Camden 6pm
  • 18th March - Vikings 6pm 


Coaching Kids Rugby courses aimed at Junior Coaches and Referees includes SmartRugby qualification

  • 25th Feb - Bowral (6pm)
  • 27th Feb - Shoalhaven RC (6pm)
  • 20th March - Woll UNi Juniors (6pm)
  • 25th March - Shamrocks Juniors  (6pm)


FOUNDATION Coaching/Refereeing course  - Intro to coach/ref pathway to level 1 (for both)

  • 10th March - Woll University (8.30am - 4.30pm)
  • 16th March - Bowral (8.30am - 4.30pm)


All courses can be booked here

Best regards

Jim Scardanas

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