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.

  • Autumn Internationals tickets application form

    May 30th, 2017

    Please respond to this no later than FRIDAY 23rd June 2017

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  • Society AGM

    April 18th, 2017

    The 15th AGM is to be held on Thursday 11th May 2017 at Hertfordshire University Sports Campus, Hatfield, Herts, 7.45pm. The nominations for the Committee are President: Greg Liddington (Proposed by, Ian Cumming; Seconded by Mike Tutty) Secretary: Tim Bartlett (Proposed by Paul Freestone; Seconded by, Mike Burdett) People’s Representative: James Taylor (Proposed by Kevin Charman, Seconded by Tony Leake) Treasurer: Albert Churchman (Proposed by Nick Foster; Seconded by Peter Smith) and; Andrew Jackson (Proposed by Mel Liley; Seconded by Matt Sharpe) There will therefore by a contested election for the role of treasurer. Members requiring a ‘postal vote’ (which will be conducted via e-mail) must apply to the Secretary (secretary@hertsrefs.co.uk) by Thursday 27th April and ballot papers are to be returned on or before Tuesday 9th May Tim Bartlett Secretary 18th April 2017

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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