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.

  • Law changes

    August 17th, 2016

    The following law changes have come into immediate effect.

    Please note that a proposed law change which would have allowed a team awarded a penalty in over time to kick to touch and still get the lineout has not been brought in.

    WORLD RUGBY LAW CHANGES FOR 2016

    Following the 2015 Rugby World Cup, World Rugby went through a Law review process which has led to some Law changes being implemented for the 2016 season around the world. Read More »

  • August Society Meeting

    July 16th, 2016

    The first Society meeting of the upcoming season will take place at the Herts Sports Village, Hatfield on Thursday 11th August starting at 7.30.

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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