Coaching and Refereeing


Hello and welcome to the coaching section of Dorking RFC

Coaching is one of the most crucial factors in developing, sustaining and increasing participation in rugby union, securing the future and quality of the game.

Anybody can try and coach rugby, but to be an effective coach, you will need to fulfil a number of different roles and accept a variety of responsibilities, covering the technical, tactical, physical and mental aspects demanded by our game, so here at Dorking RFC we are actively promoting that all coaches are qualified, regularly attend CPD courses and hold a current coach license.  Each of our Youth and Mini Age groups must have the correct proportion of qualified coaches.  Our Coaching pathway for our coaches can be found across the page in the sidebar If you are a qualified coach or someone who is not qualified but want to get involved in coaching at Dorking RFC, or if you are already involved in coaching and want to develop/ progress please contact Gez Slann (Club Coaching Coordinator) for more information.

There are two types of coaching courses available; Award Courses and Non Award Courses. To take part in most of the courses below there are several  on-line line courses required.  And we suggest that all coaches look at these before applying to the courses.  

Headcase online module at (20 mins) World Rugby,

Rugby Ready online at   (30 mins)

World Rugby online laws test    (30 mins)

The Non Award Courses (CDPs) include of: Rugby Ready, Scrum Factory, U7-U14 Age Group CDPs. But include many more courses.

The Award Courses consists of:
• UKCC Level 1 – Coaching Children Rugby Union (aimed at the Mini section) - requires Rugby Ready
• UKCC Level 2 – Coaching Rugby Union (aimed at the the 15 a side game)- requires Rugby Ready and Scrum factory.

For further information on coaching please look on the following websites:

Rugby Football Union Website - Surrey RFU Website -

To find a course or to book a place on the course use the RFU Online Course Booking Webpage:


How to book an RFU Course

Coaching & Refereeing Calandar

DateTimeCourseVenueFor which Age group
Spaces (as of 08/09)
Sun 11/09/161:30 - 4:00CPD Kids First U10 Rugby
Mon 12/09/1619:30 - 22:00CPD Kids First U8 TagDorkingU81
Mon 12/09/1619:30 - 22:00CPD Kids First U9 RugbyDorkingU9Fully Booked
Mon 12/09/1619:30 - 22:00Old Mutual Wealth Kids First Refereeing ChildrenOld Whitgiftian RFCAll Age groups ( Safeguarding)23
Wed 14/09/1619:30 - 22:00Play it SafeEsherAll Age groups ( Safeguarding)22
Sun 18/09/161:30 - 4:00CPD Kids First U12 RugbyDorkingU128
Sun 18/09/1612:30 - 15:00CPD Kids First U13 RugbyWarlinghamU1317
Mon 26/09/1619:30 - 22:00CPD Kids First U11RugbyWarlinghamU119
Tues 27/09/1619:00 - 22:00Rugby ReadyOld Whitgiftian RFCU8-U188
Wed 05/10/1619:00 - 22:00Rugby ReadyReigate RFCU8-U1811
Fri 07/10/16
19:00 - 22:00Scrum FactorySutton & EpsomU9-U1815
Tues 11/10/1619:15 - 22:15Play it SafeCobhamAll Age groups ( Safeguarding)23
Sun 16/10/1612:30 - 15:00Post Tackle with Armand - DORDorkingAll Age groupsAll
Mon 31/10/16 19:00 - 22:00CDP Rugby SmartWimbledonAll Age groups (Coaching Children)18
Thu 10/11/1619:30 - 21:00Defence with Armand - DORDorkingAll Age groupsAll
Thu 16/03/1719:30 - 21:00Support with Armand - DORDorkingAll Age groupsAll

Just follow the link to book

Courses are all now only £5.


Level 1 and 2 Coaching Courses 2016/7

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