Minimum requirements for refereeing teams in the BJRU competition are:
Walla – Under 6 – Under 8
Must have completed a Walla Level workshop through your club or region for coaching U6 – U8 teams.
Mini – Under 9 – Under 10
Must have attended a 2008 or 2009 SmartRugby Update session and must have a completed the BJRU Pathway (Mini) Referee Course if refereeing U9 or U10 games.
A referee must be turning a minimum of 14 years of age to attend this course) or must have completed Level 1 Accreditation or higher Course with QRU Referee Assessment component.
(It is preferred that the level 1 referee has still attended the BJRU Mini Referee Course if refereeing U9 & U10s as this course is specific to this age group and highlights rule variations between Mini and Midi.
A referee must also be a current financial member of the QRRA (Brisbane) Inc. This is paid as part of the BJRU Mini Referee Course and is renewable as an associate membership each year.
Midi – Under 11 – Under 12
Must have attended a 2007 OR 2008 Telstra SmartRugby Safety Update session, achieved their Level 1 Accreditation or higher and be a current financial member of the QRRA (Brisbane) Inc.
Under 13 – Under 17
Must have attended a 2007 OR 2008 Telstra SmartRugby Safety Update sessio, must have completed Level 1 Accreditation or higher Course with QRU Referee Assessment component and must be a current financial member of the QRRA (Brisbane) Inc.
For U11 – U17 games referees are appointed by the QRRA (Brisbane) Inc on a weekly basis.
Where a referee is not available or has not been appointed BJRU competition rule 9.2 is to be followed:
9.2 NO APPOINTED REFEREE
When there is no appointed referee present the procedure is:
(i) In the event of a Referee not attending within ten (10) minutes of the scheduled start of a match, a substitute shall be appointed by mutual consent of the opposing coaches. The Substitute Referee must be qualified and will assume control of the match until such time as the appointed Referee arrives; or
(ii) Failing such an agreement between the two coaches being reached, each team shall nominate an individual to Referee (who is preferably qualified, the minimum requirement is that that person must be Smart Rugby current) one half each, with the home team nomination Refereeing the first half. On arrival the appointed Referee shall assume control during the next break in play.