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.

  • August 2013 14th. First meeting Herts University Sports Hall

    August 14th, 2014

    Our first meeting of the new season, all new joiners and members most welcome. Albert will be collecting subs or you can pay these electronically. Members please ensure you have a copy of the new handbook - available for download at the members section of this website (login as a member)

  • Sevens and the City 12 July

    July 12th, 2014

    All those wanting to officiate at the above event are asked to make themselves available on Whos the Ref, specifying whether they prefer to AR in the Elite tournament or Referee in the Club tournament

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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