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Officiating Strategy 

Rugby Europe has developed a strategic plan for the development of Referee’s in Europe based on two main pillars :

  • To assist unions in building and structuring their Referees Department and in training local referees through coaching, mentoring and officiating international games
  • Identify officiating talent and creating bridges with other institutions to join the international referee’s panel.

Rugby Europe aims to increase the recruitment and training of new referees throughout Europe and expand the role of Referees Managers, Coaches and Supervisors.

Rugby Europe organise regional and sub-regionals training sessions based on performance levels. The content of this programme is established on World Rugby policy and key-elements.

New talents will be scouted by Rugby Europe supervisors during XV and 7s Rugby Europe competitions. These supervisors have been selected and trained for an extensive period at international level. This process enables Rugby Europe to select the best referees for high-profile fixtures.

Referee Courses

Rugby Europe proposes training courses all along the season to the referees selected by each union. Hereafter the up-to-date calendar : 

MONTH DATE COURSE LEVEL HOST UNION TRAINER-EDUCATOR
         
February 15-17 Level 3 officiating XV Rugby Webinar J.DUME-J.MEERSMAN-P.DUARTE
February 24-25 RE High Level Webinar J.DUME - J.JUTGE
March from 04 to 07 Level 2 officiating Turkey P.DUARTE
April   Level 2 officiating Romania tbc
June/July   Level 3 Officiating 7 rugby Portugal P.DUARTE
August   Level 2 officiating Sweden tbc
October 16-18 Level 2 Coaching of Match Officials Georgia tbc
November   Level 2 officiating Croatia tbc

 

Become a Referee 

People interested in becoming referees are invited to contact their relevant Referee Manager through the union:

COUNTRY

Referee Manager

Contact email

AUSTRIA

Thomas STEPANEK

rugby@stepanekgmbh.at

BELGIUM

Frank MICHIELS

frankmichiels@telenet.be

BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA

Mirza ORUC

mirza.oruc@gmail.com

CROATIA

Hrvoje BARTOLIC

hrvoje.bartolic@zg.t-com.hr

CZECHIA

Tomas TUMA

tomas.tuma@rugbyunion.cz

DENMARK

Mikail Lai RASMUSSEN

mlr@rugby.dk

ENGLAND

Tony SPREADBURY

tonyspreadbury@rfu.com

FINLAND

Stevan THORNE

frra@rugby.fi

FRANCE

Franck MACIELLO

franck.maciello@ffr.fr

GEORGIA

Luka KILASONIA

refereeing@rugby.ge

GERMANY

Ralf TIETGE

rtietge@rugby-verband .de

HUNGARY

Norbert MATRAI

matrai.norbert83@gmail.com

IRELAND

Dudley PHILIPS

dudley.philips@irfu.ie

ISRAEL

Ariel CABRAL

ariel.cabral@rugby.org.il

ITALY

Carlo DAMASCO

arb.damascocarlo@federugby.it

LATVIA

Arturs KARLIS

karlis@gpsolutions.lv

LITHUANIA

Simas BANYS

banys-simas@hotmail.com

LUXEMBOURG

Stéphane BERTONCINI

stephane.bertoncini@gmail.com

MALTA

Samuel RAMAGE

referees@rugbymalta.com

MOLDOVA

Eugeniu PROCOPI

eugeniuprocopi@gmail.com

MONACO

Yves BROCHARD

ybrochard06@aol.com

NETHERLANDS

Michael ASSMAN

crs@rugby.nl

NORWAY

Séverine LESCOFFIT

severine.lescoffit@gmail.com

POLAND

Wieslaw PIOTROWICZ

referee.pzrugby@onet.pl

PORTUGAL

Ferdinando DE SOUSA

dta@fpr.pt

ROMANIA

George BARGAUNAS

george.bargaunas@frr.ro

RUSSIA

Valery DAVYDOV

v.davydov1953@gmail.com

SCOTLAND

Tappe HENNING

tappe.henning@sru.org.uk

SERBIA

Aleksandar LELIK

aleksandarlelik@gmail.com

SPAIN

Jose Manuel PARDAL

josemanuel.pardal@ferugby.es

SWEDEN

Julian BEVAN

julian.bevan@srdf.se

SWITZERLAND

Yann BENOIT

referee@suisserugby.com

TURKEY

Saliha UCPINAR

saliha.ucpinar@sgmail.com

UKRAINE

Dimitri SAMOYLENKO

rugby_ua@hotmail.com

WALES

Paul ADAMS

padams@wru.wales

 

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