Julian Pritchard

Julian Pritchard

State: WA
Panel: National Mindset Coach
Association: ARU

Year Commenced Refereeing:


Years on NMOT:

Retired 2012


Bachelor of Arts


Profession outside of refereeing:

Human Resources / Capability Development

Interests outside of refereeing:

Time with family and cycling 

Rugby Playing History:


Refereeing Pathway:

1995 Schoolboy Scholarship Referee, 1999 ACT 1st Grade / 2004 Brisbane 1st Grade / 2005 Sydney 1st Grade, 2005 Super Rugby Assistant Referee, 2005-08 iRB Sevens Circuit, 2007 iRB U19 RWC, 2009 Test Samoa v PNG, 2009-10 Perth 1st Grade Grand Finals. 

What got you into refereeing?

Playing at school, club and state just wasn’t enough rugby so I took up the whistle as well. Injuries in my final year of school shifted my focus to refereeing. 

Best on-field moment(s)

Ireland v Scotland U19 @ Ravenhill

Wellington iRB 7s

Syd University v Norths Friday night Shute Shield

Samoa v PNG test match.

Best off-field moment(s)

2005 - First trip to South Africa to AR for Youngy and Stu

2007 - TMO Super Rugby Semi-final at Loftus (with a team of 4 Aussie refs)

2013 - Ref Coach National U16 Championships

Funniest refereeing moment

National U16 Championships, Ballina…

Best refereeing advice you have ever been given?

Why manage on-field any different than you do in the office?


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