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.

  • Dec Society Meeting Thursday 14th December,

    November 18th, 2017

    For the Society meeting on Thursday 14th December, before Mr. Bradys Annual Christmas Quiz, we thought that wed host a Question of Sport style quiz show, where you could ask the great and the good of HSRFUR a series of questions regarding rugby. Following feedback, we know that there are some questions that youve been pondering both before and after your matches, questions that you dont want to ask in public, just in case youre the only one thinking about it. This is your chance to pose that question, anonymously if you wish, and we will look to answer it. Were looking to cover as many questions as we can in the meeting, including clips and how-to guides. Questions can be submitted on the link we provided from WTR

  • 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.

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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