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.

  • Thursday 11th Jan Society Meeting - 7.30pm at the Sports Village, University of Hertfordshire.

    January 11th, 2018

    All referees and Rugby community are welcome to our society evenings. This Thursday, we will be running two workshops. We will begin with a session led by Matt Sharpe and George Selwood on preparing for matches and body management. The aim for this session is to provide our officials with a toolkit of stretches and exercises that can be completed at home and pre-match to strengthen and develop fitness for officiating. Jack Sutton will then be delivering a session on self-review and analysis To make these sessions as effective as possible, please could everyone bring a notebook and pen.

  • 58th Annual Society Dinner – Saturday 21st April 2018 - St micheals Manor

    April 21st, 2018

    Our annual dinner is a social evening where we meet up with our Clubs and Federation as a real part of the Game of Rugby. Having many members at the Dinner is really important in continuing the relationship with Hertfordshire Rugby. We will also provide the Trophies for members and Clubs. Dinner forms have been emailed today to all members and are also now on this sites members section.

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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