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.

  • Thursday 9th April at 7.45

    April 5th, 2015

    The next Herts Referees Society meeting will take place on Thursday 9th April at 7.45 at the usual venue at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield. The meeting will feature a presentation by Phil Davies, long time Herts Society member and experienced National Panel referee, on making the most of working as a team of three. With the seasons final stages featuring a large number of cup finals and play offs, many members of the Society will find themselves refereeing with or acting as ARs. Phils experience of National League refereeing will provide valuable advice to all. Phil will also be looking at important issues that arise in refereeing 7s.

  • 9th April Society Meeting + AGM 14th May

    March 29th, 2015

    A reminder to members of the next society meeting held at Herts University, Secondly, today I emailed all members in relation to the AGM 14th May

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

Joining the Society.

Membership of the Society is open to persons wanting to take regular refereeing appointment to matches. Initially, these matches will be in Hertfordshire. A pre-requisite of joining the Society is having completed the RFU Entry Level Refereeing Award Parts I & II. The Society membership fee is £ 20.00 per season.

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