Aimee Barrett-Theron

Born: 27 June 1987
School attended: Northlands Girls High School (Durban)
Favourite country: South Africa
Favourite food: Ribs

Rugby history:

Played women rugby for:

  • KZN 2005-2008
  • WP 2008-2012
  • SA 7's and 15's: 2008-2012
  • 7's World Rugby Cup in 2009
  • 15's World Rugby Cup 15's in 2010

In addition: played in the Junior Touch Rugby World Cup in 2005 and the Senior Touch Rugby World Cup in 2007

Why You chose to become a referee:

I was looking for a new challenge and wanted to stay involved in the game that I love. I also wanted to give back to the sport that gave me so many opportunities and allowed me to travel the world.

Refereeing history:

Started refereeing in 2014

Academy Squad 2014

SARU Women's Panel 2015 to 2016

World Rugby Women 7's panel 2016/2017

SARU Men National "B" Panel 2017

Career highlights:

Refereed at the Rio Olympics 2016

AR at the HSBC 7's Cape Town 2016

Refereed a Cup Quarter Final of the Women's 7's World Series in France 2016

Test Debut: World Cup Qualifying - Fiji vs Japan 2016

2nd Test: RBS Women Six Nations - Scotland vs Ireland

FNB Varsity Shield 2017: Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) vs University of Fort Hare (UFH)

Appointed to the World Rugby Women World Cup in Ireland 2017

Favourite international sportsperson:

Patrick Lambie


"Live the dream!" - If you want it, work hard and don't stop until you've got it - it's worth it!

Who would you like to meet:

Ellen DeGeneres


My mom – she may not be the sportiest person I know but she is definitely the strongest and she has motivated me to become the person I am today.

Advice for new recruits:

Every match will challenge you physically, mentally and emotionally in some way, stay strong and keep your head up. Mistakes happen – learn from them and move on.

Outside interests:

Playing Touch Rugby, stand up paddle boarding, surfing and spending time at home with friends and family.

Did you know?

I love to read!

Number of matches officiated/TMO:

18 Women International Tests, 8 WR 7´s Women Tournaments, 1 SRU, 1 URC, 3 CCP Premier, 3 First Division, 10 Women Provincial advert