About the Society
Welcome. We are an eclectic group of men and women who referee Junior and Senior rugby in Hertfordshire and on exchange around the country and overseas. A number of our members have been with us for some years so great bonds are developed between the members as they develop their rugby refereeing career. We will look after you and develop you at a rate that its best suited to you and your abilities.
The Hertfordshire Society of Rugby Football Union Referees was formed in 1959. The Society appoints Referees to Club, Schools and Youth games in Hertfordshire mainly on Saturdays but also covers Sunday and some midweek games. Typically 1200 games a season are covered by 60 or so active members.
The Society provides Training and Development for Referees in 4 ways through:
»Monthly Society meetings held at the University of Hertfordshire
»New Joiner sessions for new Referees at University of Hertfordshire
»Weekly Fitness sessions at Verulamians Rugby Club at 7:30pm on Tuesdays
»Formal reviews of your performance at games by Referee Advisors and informal feedback from clubs and players