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.

  • Society Meeting 12th April

    April 2nd, 2018

    ALL welcome at Herts University - Sports Centre On Thursday 12th April we will be considering Pressure and the impact that can have on the game. If we consider Pressure as a force that can have influence, we need to be mentally prepared to manage it in a way that does not effect outcome. We have arranged for a guest speaker with expertise in psychology to join us. Please bring your notebooks.

  • Society Meeting 8th Feb THURSDAY

    February 3rd, 2018

    The February Referee Society Meeting will focus on the Principles of Play; considering what players are trying to achieve and how we can facilitate a match that flows whilst applying the laws and regulations consistently. We will consider the importance of fair contest and how we can improve our accuracy when refereeing, with particular focus on the lineout, ruck and maul. Please can all members remember to bring their notebooks.

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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