The Game For All

New Rules for 2021/22

As there are some major changes to the rules this year, we suggest every team have at least one person attend the pre-season training. Check out the New Rules here.


Referee (and player) Pre-Season Training

Sunday 26 September Tāhunanui

Sunday 17 October Tāhunanui

  • This is for all Referees and at least 1 team rep is encouraged to attend.
  • 11am - 1pm Existing and new referees
  • 1pm - 2pm Player training
  • We'll finish with a quick game to reinforce the training.

Experienced Tāhuna teams (1st Grade) need to supply a ref for a duty round this season. We will put them with an experieced ref, where possible. If you've attended the above session, you will be paid to ref or have it put towards their team fees!

Thursday 14 October Riwaka

  • For Players, coaches and referees
  • 6pm - Riwaka Rugby Clubrooms

Module Referees Needed

If you've enjoyed Touch over the years, whether you realise it or not, part of why is because a referee turned up, kept the opposition onside, kept the count and kept the game fair. Touch doesn't work without refs and we need more refs to keep the our competitions strong, improve the quality and ensure we enjoy playing Touch now and in the future.

Once successfully trained, you are paid per game or can put it to your teams fees.


Touch NZ Foundation Referee Course

Touch NZ is excited to release a new online Foundation referee course which will be an opportunity for members to upskill on the FIT 5th Edition playing rules free of charge. 

The online course will provide users with all fundamental skills and education required to referee touch at the community level. There are interactive elements, videos, and knowledge checkpoints along the way to assist learners. The course is broken into ten modules, which users can complete at their own pace.

For more about the course click here.

Level 1 Practical Course registrations coming soon.


Want to know more? Contact our Provincial Director of Referees:

Tony Cuccurollo Email - 0226353051