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.

  • Herts Referee Conference

    August 25th, 2018

    On Saturday 25th August 2018, Hertfordshire Society of RFU Referees will host its inaugural Annual Conference at Cheshunt Rugby Club. This is an opportunity to get together, discuss the latest trends in the game and refresh our minds, and we are very excited to bring in two guest speakers to offer you an event that kick starts your 201819 season. Kick off at 9.

  • Autumn Internationals Ticket Application

    May 17th, 2018

    Members can now apply for tickets for Englands Autumn Internationals against New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Japan. An application form can be found in the files section (under the news tab of the web site). Applications are to be returned to treasurer@hertsrefs.co.uk by the 30th May 2018 Tim Bartlett

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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