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.

  • RFU Match Officials development

    November 24th, 2015

    Social media, law classifications, the RWC in retrospect. Lots of interesting stuff.....

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  • Alan Biggs

    October 27th, 2015

    I am very sorry to have to tell you that Alan Biggs passed away on Sunday after a long battle with illness. In his position as the RFUs National Panel Match Officials Development Officer, Alan played a vital role in the development of a significant number of referees who are now handling games at the highest levels. He was a regular visitor to the Herts Society training meetings where his knowledge, enthusiasm and good humour will long be remembered. When we are involved in rugby in the coming weekends in whatever capacity, I hope that we will all be taking a minute to remember Alan as a example to all of us as a great rugby man and a good friend of the game. Peter Brady

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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