King Country Rugby Referees have Training and Development evenings every fortnight to up skill, grow as a referee and connect with fellow referees. With the King Country having a wider spread area, we have online meetings through Zoom, however if you are based in Taupo, referees meet at the King Country Rugby Union office to connect as a group and participant in the online meeting. 

All Training and Development sessions are recorded so if you are unable to attend a meeting you can watch the recording at a time best suited to you or if you wanted a refresher at any point the recording is available to access through our Google Drive. 

King Country Rugby Referee hold their Training and Development evenings on a Tuesday night starting at 7pm and finishing 8pm. The sessions run every fortnight from March to September to cater for the start of the season and the representative season that runs through from July - September. 

If you need access to any Training and Development sessions or want to partake in a Training and Development evening please get in contact with Jamie Bell - [email protected] for access permission. 

Training and Development sessions covered in the 2023 season. 


The Tackle


Game Preparation (Hosted by Premier Referee Steve Hackett)

Refereeing the Scrum

Refereeing the Lineout 

Sessions to come 

Assistant Refereeing

Refereeing 7's Rugby and more