Call for new Rugby League Referees on the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast Rugby League Referee’s Association is now calling for new referees for the 2021 season.
Spots will be limited for the first referee course being held on March 21. Don’t delay in enrolling in the Foundation 1 Referee Course.
Minimum age is 13 years old. Girl or boy, it doesn’t matter.
If you are a mature person, you are more than welcome to join our ranks. You may be an ex player or just looking to stay fit. We have a good contingent of parent/child pairs in our ranks also. Everyone is welcome.
If you are a veteran and are looking for your next challenge this may be for you. Talk to us about the NRL’s Battlefields to Footy Fields’ program. You may qualify for a full subsidy of the costs.
We work in with your availability and games if you are a player or involved with a team. You choose your times and grounds that you are available at.
You have a real pathway to make it to the big stage with refereeing. You’ll be overseen by our network of senior referees and coaches as you develop your skills. Don’t worry, you won’t be thrown in the deep end ! You’ll start out in the younger age groups as your skills develop and as you are assessed you’ll progress up through the ranks.
The GCRLRA has the highest percentage of referee’s in Queensland participating at a carnival or representative level. We also have referees in the Intrust Super Cup and NRL.
You’ll also earn some serious cash along the way. The minimum hourly rate equates to $28/h and it only goes up from there. How does that stack up against Maccas or Hungry Jacks? Earn while you learn is our motto.
Chances are, if you already referee Union, Oztag or Touch you’ll make a great NRL Referee.
So what to do next?
Head on over to for more information on how to register to the association and enroll in the course.


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