BECOME AN OFFICIAL

ClassifierS

There are two types of classifiers, medical and technical. The following prerequisites are required to be eligible for classifier training: 

  • Medical Classifier: Currently registered medical professional (physiotherapist or medical doctor); with minimum 5 years clinical experience with people with physical disabilities. It is an advantage to have a background in rugby or classifying wheelchair sports. 
  • Technical Classifier: Must hold a Bachelor or Master degree in sport science/kinesiology/human movement science or other equivalent; and rugby experience. 

It is crucial that classifiers have a strong understanding of wheelchair rugby. To ensure this, candidates must have experience in rugby either as a participant, volunteer, coach or administrator. 

BECOME A CLASSIFIER 

To find out more about the classifier pathway contact Disability Sports Australia via email at wheelchairrugby@sports.org.au or phone +61 2 8736 1220. 

Or for more information, visit the Resources for Officials page. 


RefereeS

Wheelchair rugby is a fast-paced, full contact sport! Refereeing this exciting game is not only fun, but is also extremely rewarding. 

Even if you don’t have any experience in wheelchair rugby, we are always looking for referees to officiate wheelchair rugby at all levels. 

There are many benefits to becoming a wheelchair rugby referee, including the opportunities for advancement, to travel and to be part of the Wheelchair Rugby family in Australia and internationally. 

Referees need a strong understanding of the game and its rules and regulations. 

Become a Referee

Wheelchair rugby is always looking for people passionate about the sport to become referees. To find out more about the referee pathway contact Disability Sports Australia via email at wheelchairrugby@sports.org.au or phone +61 2 8736 1220. 

Or for more information, visit the Resources for Officials page. 


Score Table OfficialS

Being a table official in the exciting game of Wheelchair Rugby is not only fun, but it’s also rewarding as you get the best seat in the house!  Wheelchair rugby table officials are another integral part of the sport’s family. People are always needed to man the clocks and document incidents during games, among other important tasks. No previous experience in wheelchair rugby? No problem. Many table officials have come from different backgrounds, some who are already involved in the sport  and others involved in other sports. 

For a game of wheelchair rugby, we need three table officials. 

  • Scorekeeper: Filling in the scores; record all goals on the score sheet, for every score you enter the number of the player and the time. This sheet will be the official game result. 
  • Timekeeper: Operate the time and score clock; starting and stopping the game at the direction of the referee. Keeping the score on the clock.
  • Penalty Timekeeper: Filling in the penalty forms. Record all penalties at the direction of the referee. This sheet will be the official game result. 
  • 40 second clock operator:  Operating the 40-second clock; the team who has possession of the ball has 40 seconds to score. 

There are 4 different types of Score Table official:

  1. Scorekeeper 
  2. Timekeeper
  3. Penalty timekeeper
  4. 40 second clock operator

BECOME A SCORE TABLE OFFICIAL

To find out more about the score table officials pathway contact Disability Sports Australia via email at wheelchairrugby@sports.org.au or phone +61 2 8736 1220. 

Or for more information, visit the Resources for Officials page.