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.

  • AGM Second Calling notice - AGM 8th May

    May 8th, 2014

    Today 14th April 2014 I have formally communicated to our members the proposed nominees for Executive 20145 season. I have also included the Agenda for the AGM Hon Sec.

  • Society Meeting at Herts University Sports Village

    April 10th, 2014

    Thursday the 10th at 19.30 at Herts University Sports Village . Simon Shepard, Society referee and professional performance and health analyst, will lead an informal session looking at some of the physical and psychological factors that may influence refereeing performance. Members and non members welcome, registration 19.30

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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