Polo refereeing in the UK is managed by a Sub-Committee of senior referees and an administrator, known as the Chief Referee’s Sub-Committee. The structure of Refereeing in the UK is constantly reviewed. If you have suggestions about improving the overall structure of refereeing in the short and long-term please contact Reporting to the Polo Committee, the Chief Referee's Sub-Committee is responsible for:

  • Rule interpretation and implementation for BCU Polo events

  • Disciplinary matters

  • Arrangements for referee development including the provision of formal training courses and the associated examination papers and practical assessments

  • The creation and upkeep of comprehensive data and records on all trainee and qualified referees in the UK

Ref News

Referee Theory Courses

We encourage clubs or individuals looking to improve their refereeing standard or who are pushing for promotion this season to attend theory courses: 4th November grade 3/4 theory course at Cherwell: 9.30 till 4. £20 inc ref pack £12.50 without. Contact to book on. A practical assessment is also required, these must be actively […]

Grade 1 Ref Course

There will be a Grade 1 referee course held on the 10th December in Coventry before the Division 2 tournament. The course will be in the format of a grade 1-2 theory session,  for the Division 1 season there will be discussion on the new ICF rules for implementation as of January 1st. For more […]

Referee Courses – This Saturday

There are three courses running this Saturday (24th) : Teeside Start time 10am The event will take place at Tees Watersports Centre, The Slipway, North Shore, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 2NL Parking is available as is a small kitchen. Please note there are no shops in walking distance so please bring pack lunch or be preapred to […]

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Rules & References

Our rulebook along with broader ICF rules as well as any published refereeing documents.

Grades & Assessments

Information on the British Grade 1 to 4 standards and how to get assessed (both theory and practical).

Referee Listings

The referee listings database to check your current qualification status and find assessors.