Referee, Jaco de Wit, blows full time on the 2020-21 season
A massive congratulations to UAE Premiership and West Asia Premiership rugby referee Jaco de Wit for being appointed to the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2021 referee panel!
Jaco is frequently the ‘man in the middle‘ for many of the big UAE and West Asia rugby clashes and does a fantastic job of keeping things flowing and enabling some exciting and entertaining rugby to be played in the Gulf region.
A Math Teacher based in Abu Dhabi, we can look forward to seeing Jaco, not only on Pitch 7 for Exiles‘ UAE and West Asia Premiership matches, but also on Pitch 1 for this December’s Emirates Dubai Sevens, Round 1 of the 2021-22 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.
Want to become a referee?
Whether you’re an ex-active match official, a volunteer, or simply considering taking up the whistle for the very first time, you have a pivotal role to play in the development of rugby officiating in the United Arab Emirates.
For both current and potential officials, refereeing is a great way to be involved and give something back to the sport that you love, while also helping to increase participation in the sport in the local and wider community.
Whether your aspirations are to referee you local mini and youth teams on a Friday morning or progress to officiating at the highest level – the UAERF will help and support you every step of the way.