Reffin’ Brilliant

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


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 Registration now open!  Lauren Matthews  Please click here for a complete overview of the Level C Umpiring award. 
Registration closes Friday 28th, September
Volleyball Referee 4 Saturday, 6th October 9am – 5pm ISE, University of Dundee, Old Hawkhill, Dundee DD1 4HN Registration now open! Paul McPate This course will operate a staged registration process. Limited spaces will be available per institution during stage 1.
Stage 1 Registration closes Tuesday 25th, September. Final registration closes Friday, 28th September
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 Registration now open! Neal Rayner
Registration Closes Friday, 5th October
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 Registration now open!

Registration Closes Friday 5th October

Colleen Reid 
Basketball Level 1 Referee Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th November 10 am – 6pm (Saturday) & 9 am – 5pm (Sunday) Bathgate Academy, Edinburgh Rd, Bathgate EH48 1LF Registration now open! Registration Closes Friday 9th November Amy Kirkhouse 
Handball Introductory Level  Refereeing Details coming soon!
Lacrosse Men’s Refereeing Sunday 25th November 9am – 5pm
Peffermill Playing Fields, Laurie Liddell Clubhouse, Peffermill Rd, Edinburgh EH16 5LL
Registration now open!

Registration Closes (noon) Monday 19th November

Fern Mitchell 

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