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.

  • 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

  • Thursday 12th March - Society meeting

    March 8th, 2015

    The next Herts Referees Society meeting takes place on Thursday 12th March at 7.45 at the usual venue at the University of Hertfordshire Sports Centre. The meeting will feature a presentation by Michael Tutty on the duties and skills of an AR and how the referee can get the best out of ARS, followed by a presentation by Peter Brady on recent guidance in relation to tip tackles and tacking the player in the air. Both presentations will feature recent game footage and the opportunity for group discussions.

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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