Referee Course

At the Sharks Academy we see the development of rugby referees as a very important part of the game.

The Sharks Academy Referees was started in 2009 by Burton Hufkie (KZNRU Training & Education Manager) and is now coordinated by Damian Varney.

The Referee Program is designed to assist young aspiring referees in developing the necessary skills to referee the game of rugby to the best of their ability.

The Sharks Academy Referees follow a unique program which covers areas such as physical conditioning, technical on field requirements, visual training and off field skills. This done while studying full time at The Sharks Academy.