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.

  • November Society Meeting

    November 8th, 2017

    Dont forget to join us on Thursday at the University of Hertfordshires Sports Village for Novembers Herts Society of Referees Meeting. As always, well look to start at 7.30pm and finish at 9.00pm. The aim of the session to establish best practice in managing our games with minimal conflict, considering methods to reduce frustration – both for us and our players. The session will be run by James Clarke, National Panel Referee and Mel Liley, Society Training Officer.

  • Society Meeting 12th October

    October 8th, 2017

    October Society Meeting The primary purpose of the Referee Society Meeting is to establish best practice in refereeing the contact area of the game. This session will be presented by George Selwood, National League referee. All welcome

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 St Albans Athletic Track, car park (AL1 2DJ) 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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