Become an NZTFI
Tag Referee

Tag Needs YOU!

NZTFI are always looking to recruit more referees across Auckland and throughout New Zealand. Without Referees we have no game and as the saying goes, The game is only as good as the Referee.

Start at social level and work your way up, It’s up to you what level you wish to referee at, we are always looking for enthusiastic people to pick up a whistle and ‘Have a Go’.

Being a Tag Ref is an awesome way to earn money, get fit, get involved and meet new people. We are more than flexible to work around your work or playing commitments. You have the opportunity to referee from as little as one game per week or up to *seven days per week. If weekday evenings are no good or you just want to referee some additional games then we also need referees for Junior and Senior tag tournaments as well as schools tournaments and special one day events like the Tag Day Out or the Police and Services Tournament. All our referees are well trained and kept up to speed on rules updates. We understand that high quality referees are a very important as part of the NZTFI Refereeing experience. (*Auckland Based Tag Referees)

Our Tag Referees Association hold referee clinics during the year with classroom and practical based sessions for new referees to ask questions about the rules of the game, gain knowledge & learn from our experienced Referees Assessors to gain certification as a fully qualified tag referee. Once you have passed your levels of refereeing and you start to referee regularly, you will also have the opportunity to referee at regional, national and international level and be eligible participate at tournaments all over New Zealand and the world.

The NZTFI are always on the lookout for NEW referees. Whether you are a current Tag player, Rugby League or Rugby Union referee, Touch referee, or someone looking for a new challenge, we would love to hear from you! Email kvasau@nztagfootball.co.nz  for more information.

NZTFI Tag Referee

Level 0 Module Referees Certificate

Controlling module games at local provincial level.

Level 1 Referees Certificate

Controlling module games and possible selection to Tag Day Out regional tournaments, Junior and Secondary Schools tournament.

Level 2 Referees Certificate

Controlling module games, Regional and Junior tournaments, Secondary School, Masters, Youth and Open National tournaments.

Level 3 Referees Certificate

Eligible for all of the above and including possible selection for all International World Cup events and any Elite tournaments or Trans Tasman series.

NZTFI Referee Courses

If you would like more information or to attend a course please contact: kvasau@nztagfootball.co.nz

NZTFI Level 0 Module Referees Certificate COURSE

The Course can be easily completed during an evening and is almost entirely theory. This course allows for “easy entry” into Tag Refereeing and is ideally suited for the beginner e.g.

  • Players
  • Juniors
  • Player/Referees
  • Coaches
  • Parents completed
  • Teachers
  • Students

This course is designed for

  • Anyone who is wishing to learn about the game of Tag

Course Registration

TBA (SportsTG link)

Course Costs

TBA. $00.00

Course Duration

Approximately 3-4 hours

Course Content

  • Simplified Playing Rules for Tag
  • Basic Playing Rule Application
  • Basic Referee Equipment
  • Basic Referee Skills and Procedures
  • Basic Referee Signals
  • Online multi-choice questions to test your knowledge of this course

Course Qualification

Tag Module Referee course certificate upon successful completion of written test (certificate will be emailed to successful candidates within 10 working days of taking the course).

If you require technical assistance with the Online Tag Module Referee Course please contact: kvasau@nztagfootball.co.nz

LEVEL 1 REFEREE COURSE

The Course

  • The Course is over one day and is almost totally theory

This course is designed for: Level 0 Module Referee Course

  • Referees who wish to expand their knowledge on aspects of Refereeing and the Playing Rules of Tag

Course Pre Requisites:

  • Completed and passed Level 0 Module Referee course

Course Duration

  • 1 day –x-x hours

Course Presenter:

  • NZTFRA Senior Referee Member
  • NZTFRA Director of Referees
  • Qualified Referee Assessor

Course Content:

  • What makes a good referee
  • Characteristics of a good Touch Referee
  • Referee responsibilities
  • Referee Communication
  • Basic Fitness and Nutrition
  • Referee Positioning
  • Referee Systems
  • Scorecard Procedures
  • Advantage
  • Extra Time (Drop off)
  • Sin Bin
  • Player Discipline
  • The Principles behind specific Playing Rules
  • Specific Rule Interpretation and application
  • Written Examination – Multi Choice

Course Qualification:

  • Attend 1 day Level 1 Referee Course
  • Successfully complete Level 1 Referee written examination paper
  • Achieve an on field assessment through practical demonstration of Level 1 performance standards

Reward

  • Level 1 Referee Certificate

Course Resources:

  • Level 1 Referee course workbook and Level 1 Written examination paper
  • NZTFI Rulebook

This course will also

  • Increase future selection opportunities for NZTFI Tournaments

LEVEL 2 REFEREE COURSE

The Course:

  • The course is over one day and is almost entirely practical

The Course is designed for

  • Referees who have attended Level 1 Referee course and successfully passed the Level 1 Referee written examination. (Achievement of Level 1 is desirable but not essential)
  • Referees who wish to learn the fundamental practical skills of Refereeing
  • Referees who wish to learn how to solve technique and application problems

Course Duration:

  • 1 days – x-x hours

Course Presenters:

  • NZTFRA Referees National Development Officer
  • NZTFRA Senior Referee

Course Content:

  • Referee Communication – Theory
  • Referee Team Building
  • Goal Setting – Theory
  • Whistle and Signals – Practical
  • All aspects of Referee Positioning – Practical
  • Dual and Triple Referee Systems – Practical
  • The Touchdown Procedure – Practical
  • Application of the Penalty – Practical
  • Referee Communication – Practical
  • Setting and Controlling five (5) metres – Practical
  • Application of advantage – Practical
  • Fitness and Preparation – Theory
  • Injury Prevention and Injury treatment – Theory
  • Written Examination – Take home

This course will also:

  • Enhance progression to a high level as a Tag Referee
  • Increase future selection opportunities for NZTFI Tag tournaments
  • Assist entry into the NZTFRA Referee Coaching and Course Presenter programme
  • A must regardless of the level the Referee wishes to aspire and all Referees who participate in the Touch NZ Referee training and development program should be encouraged to attend

Course Qualification:

  • Attend 1 day Referee course
  • Successfully complete Level 2 Referee written examination paper (75% pass required)
  • Achieve an on field assessment through practical demonstration of Level 2 performance standards

Reward

  • Level 2 Referee Certificate

Course Resources:

  • Level 2 Referee course manual
  • Level 2 Referee written examination paper

Level 3 Referees Certificate

The Course:

  • The course is over one day and is almost entirely practical

The Course is designed for

  • Referees who have attended Level 2 Referee course and successfully passed the Level 2 Referee written examination. (Achievement of Level 2 is compulsory)
  • Referees who wish to refine the fundamental practical skills of Refereeing
  • Referees who wish to further enhance communication technique and application skills

Course Duration:

  • 1 days – x-x hours

Course Presenters:

  • NZTFRA Referees National Development Officer
  • NZTFRA Senior Referee Assessors

Course Content:

  • Referee Communication – Theory
  • Referee Team Building
  • Goal Setting – Theory
  • Whistle and Signals – Practical
  • All aspects of Referee Positioning – Practical
  • Dual and Triple Referee Systems – Practical
  • The Touchdown Procedure – Practical
  • Application of the Penalty – Practical
  • Referee Communication – Practical
  • Setting and Controlling five (5) metres – Practical
  • Application of advantage – Practical
  • Fitness and Preparation – Theory
  • Injury Prevention and Injury treatment – Theory
  • Written Examination – Take home

This course will also:

  • Enhance progression to a high level as a Tag Referee
  • Increase future selection opportunities for NZTFI Tag tournaments
  • Assist entry into the NZTFRA Referee Coaching and Course Presenter programme
  • A must regardless of the level the Referee wishes to aspire and all Referees who participate in the Tag NZ Referee training and development program should be encouraged to attend

Course Qualification:

  • Attend 1 day Referee course
  • Successfully complete Level 3 Referee written examination paper (75% pass required)
  • Achieve an on field assessment through practical demonstration of Level 3 performance standards

Reward

  • Level 3 Referee Certificate and Badge

Course Resources:

  • Level 3 Referee course manual
  • Level 3 Referee written examination paper

NZTFI Referees National Director: Willie Toelau

Email: willie@nztagfootball.co.nz

NZTFI Referees Director Chairman: Karl Vasau

Email: kvasau@nztagfootball.co.nz