Society April meeting – recording now available

A recording of the session on Refereeing the Quick Game - Positioning and Movement (35 minutes) at the April meeting is now available. (Thanks to Simon Vale for making and preparing the recording.) The session was led by Henry Pearson with contributions from Fred Eckersley and Jack Moorhouse. It included numerous video ... More

Two new PO papers published

Two new Preferred Options (PO) papers, written by Andy McMillan, have just been published: PO#27 – Refereeing open play – the kicking game PO#26 – Focus and Concentration in Refereeing The full series of POs is listed here.     More

World Rugby Law Clarification: Brake Foot and Half Brake Foot

From Michael Patz, RFU Match Official Development Manager Distribution: RFU Referee Society Secretaries RFU Referee Society Training Officers RFRU Representative to RFU Council   RFRU Secretary World Rugby have today issued a formal law clarification following a request from the FFR regarding the brake foot and what ... More

Club Membership Fees and Referees Expenses – New Approach

Club Membership Fees and Referees Expenses - New Approach John Pemberton, Honorary Treasurer, announced at the December meeting the Society’s intention to introduce a new way for charging annual club membership fees and paying referees’ travel expenses. The new approach is to take effect from the start of next ... More

Tackle Height DLV Materials – New Material Added, October Society Meeting Presentation

More material has been added below: An extra Society meeting was held on Tuesday 23rd May to cover the Tackle Height Domestic Law Variation. The following materials used at the meeting are now available: October Society Meeting - Tackle Height Presentation Tackle Height - So now we know (presentation on PO#23 ... More

2023 – 2024 Meetings Calendar

The Society's 2023 - 2024 Meetings Calendar is available to download in Word format.  Click on link below. 2023 - 2024 Meetings Calendar   More

Andy McMillan presented with the first Alan Farmer Award for Outstanding Service to the Society

Congratulations to Andy who was presented with the first Alan Farmer award for outstanding service to the Society. The presentation was done by the Society President John Jeskins at the Society's AGM.   More

Value the Volunteer Awards Presented to Jon Rooke and Andy McMillan

Congratulations to Jon Rooke and Andy McMillan who were both presented with @hondaukcars@englandrugby Value the Volunteer awards. Jon for his work with establishing a very successful group of YMO referees and Andy for his long and innovative work as Training and Development Officer for the Society. More

England Rugby Tackle Height Sanction Framework

England Rugby Tackle Height Sanction Framework. Can be downloaded Here   More

Two Society referees promoted to the RFU National League Official Team

Two Manchester Society Referees promoted. The Manchester and District Referees Society is  delighted to inform you that two of our Referees have been promoted to the National League Match Official Team as Referees, at the conclusion of the 2022/23 season. Both Jack Moorhouse and Henry Pearson have deservedly been ... More