Welcome aboard

Thank you for your interest in becoming a coach and/or manager at Noosa Rugby. The success of our rugby program is largely attributed to the coaches and managers who volunteer their time. We hope you find the experience incredibly rewarding and one you will cherish forever.

To get started there are a few important requirements to be completed.

Coaching Accreditation

All coaches and referees in Australia are required to be Smart Rugby accredited before participating in rugby at any level.

What is Smart Rugby?

Smart Rugby is a free online course that takes approximately 1hr 30mins to complete.

There are four Smart Rugby modules designed to help you build your understanding of the theory and application of Smart Rugby principles:

1.    Introduction to Smart Rugby

2.    Playing Smart - Tackle, Ruck and Maul

3.    Playing Smart - Set Pieces

4.    Blue Card

The Smart Rugby course objectives are to:   

  • Promote player safety through education, protocols and information   
  • Teach correct technique to improve player standards and safety   
  • Ensure player participation, so that players from all backgrounds, male and female, feel welcomed and enjoy their participation in rugby
  • Encourage player participation through a safer environment, on and off the field.

To complete your Smart Rugby accreditation go to and access the course via the Learning Centre.

For further specific RugbyAU coaching requirements click on the below links.

Kids Coaching U6 to U12

Youth Coaching U13 to U18

You will further find RugbyAU tools and resources to assist you in your coaching journey by clicking HERE.

Should you require any assistance with the learning material or have any questions in relation to coaching your team please contact our club's Coaching Director Matt Buckland on 0403 182 821.

IMPORTANT: For our club records please email a copy of your certification to Matt Buckland e.

Blue card
You will need to complete the volunteer form, for more information about Blue cards click HERE, to download the Blue Card application form click HERE 

Please note: there is proof of identity requirements to fulfill. Please address this aspect BEFORE completing the form.

Once you have the proof of identity requirements satisfied, please scan and email Rhiannon Perkins together with pages 3 and 4 of the Bluecard application form. 

Rhiannon will then complete the club requirements and then send back to you for submission directly to Bluecard. Before you submit the final application to Bluecard, please ensure the form is completed in the following areas;

Where the form asks “to be completed by the organisation”.

The fields to be completed are (in order);

Part A

select “volunteer”

Part B

1.Noosa Dolphins Rugby Union Club

2. (Leave blank)

3.1 Bicentennial Drive, Sunshine Beach, Qld 4567

Part C

select “sport and active recreation”

Once you have all of the Blue card application material together including proof of identity requirements, please submit it directly to Blue card admin by scanning and uploading using this link click HERE

The process takes several weeks so the earlier the better.

When you finally get the Blue card (and Smartrugby accreditation), please scan and email them to Rhiannon at

If you have any questions at any stage please do not hesitate to contact Adam Calcraft on 0415 325 016.