For the 2022/2023 season we will be implementing a new process in which individuals/clubs can submit concerns to our Head of Referees and Referee Committee.


To accompany our new Concerns process, we will have constantly evolving FAQ document. Highlighting frequent rules clarifications, resolutions and exactly what form of concerns will be reviewed by our committees.

British Dodgeball is actively recruiting new referees from both within and outside the dodgeball community. We are recruiting referees across all areas of the UK to support the ever growing demand for dodgeball events at all age groups.

In order to begin your journey as a referee complete our Introduction to Officiating Dodgeball online training course. Discounted and funded courses may be available, for eligibility contact

Upon completion of the British Dodgeball Introduction to Officiating Dodgeball qualification you will be eligible to join our Referees Mentor Program and begin earning an income refereeing as a qualified British Dodgeball Referee.

We also host refereeing courses throughout the season. Providing further knowledge and personnel training. Keep an eye on our social media for when these are announced.

Our aim is to support all referees to gain a positive experience from refereeing at British Dodgeball events. To do so we are implementing the following pathway for referee development:

  • Complete Introduction to Refereeing Online Course
  • Referee at lower level events* with the support of a referee mentor
  • Referee independently at lower level events
  • Referee at higher level events
  • Receive ongoing support and feedback from the Head of Referees or assigned referee mentor

*Lower level events are those deemed as less competitive and intended for new or inexperienced teams such as regional leagues and lower ranked national leagues

As part of our commitment to developing university dodgeball in addition to supporting the growth of our workforce, we provide the following offer to universities:

  • Free access for 2 individuals from each institution annually to complete the Introduction to Officiating Dodgeball online course.
  • Free training of those 2 individuals so they can become British Dodgeball Event Referees by accessing the Event Referee Training Pathway.

Why become a British Dodgeball event referee?

What better way to earn money is there than one that allows you to have fun whilst supporting a sport you love? This is a role officiating a fun, fast and dynamic sport. We have a strong culture of promoting fair play and respect to referees and other players via our Dodgeball Code. It is a paid role with travel expenses for longer journeys covered also, with many referees earning approximately £90/day. You can work as often as you like at events which suit your schedule.

How long does the training take until I can get paid to work as a referee?

This depends on your availability and ability as a referee upon receiving mentorship & training. The Introduction to Officiating Dodgeball takes between 60 and 90 minutes to complete and can be done at a time of your convenience. From there, you contact and arrange a suitable event to shadow and co-referee with a referee mentor. Depending on your proficiency, you’ll either be signed off to begin work immediately or you’ll have the opportunity to receive another session of training before you start your role.

How do I apply for this training offer?

Simply complete the form on our Work With Us page

Sanctions and Rules guidance

Please see our Rules page for further details on the rules, regulations and sanctions.

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