Friday 7th September 2018

Reffin’ Brilliant is Back!

Scottish Student Sport’s workforce development programme is back for another season.

Each season, Scottish Student Sport works closely with Scottish governing bodies of sport to deliver introductory officiating courses specifically designed for students. Reffin’ Brilliant, supported by sportscotland, provides students from across Scotland the opportunity to attend subsidised training courses across a range of sports.

The 2018/19 programme will include the below courses. Please click the provided links to find out more information and how to register your place.

If you have a demand for an additional course not listed, please speak to your Sports Union/Student Association and for them to contact SSS on your behalf.

Course Information

Sport Course Date Time Venue Course Prerequisites  Registration  Course Contact Additional Information
Netball Level C Umpire Saturday, 6th October 10am – 4pm Strathclyde Sport, 160 Cathedral Street, Glasgow, G4 0RQ All registered participants MUST complete Netball Scotland’s “Introduction to Umpiring” prior to the start of the course Course Completed Lauren Matthews  Please click here for a complete overview of the Level C Umpiring award. 
Volleyball Referee 4 Saturday, 6th October 9am – 5pm ISE, University of Dundee, Old Hawkhill, Dundee DD1 4HN Course Completed Paul McPate This course will operate a staged registration process. Limited spaces will be available per institution during stage 1.
Aquatics Waterpolo Officiating Saturday, 13th October 9am – 5:30pm St Leonards Land, University of Edinburgh, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AQ All registered participants MUST affiliated members of SASA to participate Course Completed Neal Rayner
Hockey Level 1 Umpire Sunday 14th October 10 am – 4pm University Sports Centre, University of St Andrews, St Leonards Road, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9DY All registered participants MUST complete Scottish Hockey “Online Rules Test” through their Hockey Hub prior to the start of the course Course Completed Colleen Reid 
Basketball Level 1 Referee Saturday 10th November and Sunday 11th November 10 am – 6pm (Saturday)

9am – 5pm (Sunday)

Bathgate Academy, Edinburgh Rd, Bathgate EH48 1LF  Course Completed Amy Kirkhouse 
Lacrosse Men’s Refereeing Sunday 25th November 9am – 5pm Peffermill Playing Fields, Laurie Liddell Clubhouse, Peffermill Rd, Edinburgh EH16 5LL Course Postponed! Further Details to Follow Fern Mitchell
Hockey Level 1 Umpire Sunday 17th February 2019 10 am – 4pm Cortell Building, University of Stirling, FK9 4LA All registered participants MUST complete Scottish Hockey “Online Rules Test” through their Hockey Hub prior to the start of the course Registration now open! 


Colleen Reid
Handball Introductory  Refereeing Details coming soon!
Lacrosse Women’s Refereeing Details coming soon!

If you have any queries please contact SSS Development & Competitions Assistant, Leah Davidson.