Edinburgh’s Touch referees are the largest group of referees in Scotland with many refereeing at a high level. If you take up refereeing you will be part of a large support group, that will provide coaching and on field support for other referees from the smallest league competitions to international tournaments.

Refereeing provides you with the ability to understand Touch and knowing the rules will allow you to be more responsive as a player to the decisions during the game. It will also provide you with the skills that you may be able to use in other areas beyond Touch.

Refereeing also provides an avenue to give something back to Touch as it is still a new sport in Scotland and to develop further, we need more referees to enable the development of the sport.

If you would like to become a referee or would like to get a feel for refereeing by becoming a sideline referee please contact