Reffin’ Brilliant

Reffin’ Brilliant has been running since 2010 and has seen hundreds of students develop their skills as referees, officials and umpires.


Scottish Student Sport work closely with the Scottish governing bodies of sport to ensure delivery of courses across a range of sports. Reffin’ Brilliant has been supported by SportScotland since the programme was in its infancy and they continue to be a key player in the strategic direction of workforce development within the student population.

This year’s Reffin’ Brilliant programme is being kindly hosted by The University of Strathclyde,  The University of Dundee, The University of St. Andrews, The University of Stirling, The University of Aberdeen and The University of Edinburgh.

The 2017/18 programme will include the below courses. Please click on the sport below to find out more information about the course and how to register your place.

If you have a demand for a course please speak to your Sports Union/Student Association for them to contact SSS.

Course Information

Course Date Time Venue More information and sign up Contact

C Umpire Award – West

16th September 10:00-16:00 Strathclyde University  

Sign up here. Sign up closes 14th September


Rebecca Hope

C Umpire Award – South East

30th September 10:00-16:00 Pleasance Sports Centre, University of Edinburgh Sign up here. Sign up closes 28th September. Rebecca Hope



C Umpire award – Tayside and Fife


7th October 09:00-15:00 University of St Andrews, Sports Centre Sign up here. Sign up closes 5th October. Rebecca Hope 

Grade 4 Refereeing

7th October 09:00-17:00 IEC, University of Dundee Sign up here. Paul McPate
Waterpolo officials course  7th October  12:00-20:00  University of Stirling, Gannochy Sports Centre  Sign up here.  Neal Rayner
Men’s Lacrosse Refereeing Course  8th


 9:00-17:00 University of Edinburgh, Peffermill Playing Fields  Sign up here. Fern Mitchell
Basketball Refereeing Course  28th/29th


 9:00-17:00 (Sat)

10:00-17:00 (Sun)

Clydebank Leisure Centre  Sign up here.

Note that start times are different for Saturday and Sunday.

Amy Kirkhouse

If you have any queries please contact Nicola Scott.