Coaching & Referee Courses

Coaching Courses

Junior Rugby Rules can be found HERE

Revised Coach Registration Process

We are pleased to announce the following dates and venues for ALL upcoming SmallBlacks and RugbySmart courses
There are 2 parts to complete your coach registration.

PART  1- Online Registration into the NZ Rugby SPORTY system (via your club Sporty link)
  • Please click on this SPORTY LINK  to complete this part. Included in this process is a 10 Question eLearning module you must complete at the same time.  

PART 2- Attend a Small Blacks or Rugby Smart face to face session listed below.
  • At this session you will need to provide your details to ARU staff to complete sign off.

Note- All SmallBlacks attendees are to provide a form of photo ID which ARU staff

will sight and complete form.

Compulsory  – Each team must have their Coaches and Assistant Coaches complete this course
They must complete the course every year (regardless of whether they have previously completed it)

Note – For those of you that have already attended a Zoom Rugbysmart, you will need to ensure you have registered online (part 1) to complete registration process.

Once again, thank you all for putting your hand up to coach and continue the growth of our game. Without you, we are unable to get our teams on the field, so we thank you all for your time.





Course available


Eden Park (Aria Room)

Otahuhu Rugby Club

Eden Rugby Club

Waitakere Rugby Club

Marist Rugby Club

Thursday 18th March 2024

Monday 20th March 2024

Tuesday 25th March 2024

Wednesday 3rd April 2024

Wednesday 10th April 2024

Small Blacks

Small Blacks


Small Blacks



Eden Park ,Walters Rd

South Auckland

Central Auckland

West Auckland

East Auckland


To be confirmed
• U8 TackleBox date/venue






Referee Courses:


Compulsory for ALL Junior Teams to have one accredited Associate Referee.
Accreditation lasts for two years.

2022 Course Dates released by Auckland Rugby:

Associate Referee Course Dates

Wednesday 27th March Eden Park, Gate B 6:15pm
Wednesday 3rd April Suburbs Rugby Club 6:15pm
Wednesday 10th April Papatoetoe Kolmar Centre 6:15pm
Tuesday 30th April College Rifles Rugby Club 6:15pm
Wednesday 8th May Pakuranga Rugby Club 6:15pm

Wednesday 15th May                             Grammar Juniors RFC.                6.15pm

Wednesday 22nd May                           Eden Park, Gate B                          6.15pm

Wednesday 29th May                            Online via Zoom                             6.00 pm

For zoom link or more information about the Junior Rugby Associate Referees Courses contact:

Ant Petrie

Auckland Rugby