Coaching & Referee Courses

Coaching Courses

Junior Rugby Rules can be found HERE

Revised Coach Registration Process

We are pleased to announce the following revised 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.




6.30-8pm (6pm registration window)

Course available



Papatoetoe (Kolmar)


Wednesday 14th April

RugbySmart and SmallBlacks

Sutton Cres, Papatoetoe

Suburbs RFC

Wednesday 21st April

RugbySmart and SmallBlacks

128 Portage Road,New Lynn

Waitemata RFC

Wednesday 28th April

RugbySmart and SmallBlacks

96 Swanson Road, Henderson

Pakuranga United

Monday 3rd May

RugbySmart and SmallBlacks

78 Bells Road, Pakuranga Heights

University Rugby

Wednesday 5th May

RugbySmart and SmallBlacks


73 Merton Road, St Johns, Auckland


College Rifles


Monday 10th May


RugbySmart and SmallBlacks

33 Haast Street, Remuera, Auckland


Ponsonby RFC

Wednesday 12th May

RugbySmart and SmallBlacks

1 Stadium Drive, Western Springs, Auckland 

To be confirmed
• U8 TackleBox date/venue (working towards 8th May. 

Referee Courses:


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

2021 Course Dates released by Auckland Rugby:

Associate Referee Course Dates

14 April Botany Downs College 6:00pm
21 April Eden Park 6:00pm
5 May College Rifles 6:30pm
19 May Carlton Juniors 6:00pm
26 May Papatoetoe 6:00pm


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

Ant Petrie

Auckland Rugby