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Professional Match Officials

Become A Paid Match Official

Rugby PA has announced the creation of a referee program where match officials are recruited, trained, assigned, and paid by the organization. This group of professional match officials (PMO) will be responsible for covering all Rugby PA competitions, in both the spring and fall season. Rugby PA is looking to hire 30 referees to take part in the 2023 season.

Do I need to be a certified referee already?

To become a PMO, you do not already need to be a certified referee. Rugby PA will be hosting a Training & Certification Day in January of 2023. 

How much will I be paid?

Rugby PA has announced a payment structure that rewards our officials for their availability and efforts. Below is the pay structure for the 2023 Seasons.

  • Training & Certification Day - $100

  • Availability Fee - $50

  • Match Fee - $150

  • Tournament Fee - $300

  • Mileage Reimbursement - $.625 a mile

  • 8 Week Availability Bonus 

How often will I be paid?

Rugby PA will pay via direct deposit weekly after the match official submits their match reports.

How many weekends must I work?

Rugby PA will work with its PMO to ensure the matches fit within their schedules. Rugby PA plays most of its matches on Sunday afternoons. PMO’s will be expected to be available for a minimum of 6 weekends throughout the spring season and 5 weekends in the fall.

When are the seasons?

Rugby PA spring season runs from Sunday, March 26 to Sunday, May 21st. The fall sevens season runs from Sunday, September 17th to Sunday, November 5th.