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Further resources have been made available by the RFU:
Contact Rugby Law Variations - A two and a half minute video
Recording of the England Rugby Community Game Law Variations webinar that was held on 10th December featuring Craig Maxwell-Keys (Professional Referee England Rugby) and Michael Patz (Match Official ...
Most will now be aware of law variations (LVs) being enacted to allow movement towards full contact rugby. Andy McMillan has extracted clips from a recording of a recent match to produce a video (9 minutes) that addresses SOME of the LVs together with an accompanying script. This material is intended as a "taster" to ...
Andy McMillan, Chairman of Training & Development, introduced the thinking behind the Society’s “Preferred Options” (PO) papers at the pre-season meetings in August.
The idea of the papers is to help referees and assessors work towards taking a more consistent approach and to continually improve the refereeing ...
Further to the recent email regarding the society's position on refereeing at present, please note the following on Age Grade Matches
Refereeing U18 and DBS
We must remind you all that if you are invited to referee any Age Grade game ie U18 you must be DBS checked.
Because of the current Covid 19 Situation and ...
Manchester & District Rugby Union Referees’ Society Ltd.
1st September 2020
Return to Rugby – The Society’s Position
Regular readers of the Society website (which, of course, means all of us) will be aware of the RFU Return to ...
From: Steve Bradford RFRU Safeguarding Manager
Sent: 21 July 2020 19:40Subject: Match Officials Coaching at Age Grade Rugby
Companions, I have received the following clarification from RFU Safeguarding Team in respect of Match Officials who attend Age Grade coaching sessions
Society’s should ensure that a ...
Manchester & District Referees' Society Ltd
Summary of RFU courses which include refereeing for season 20/21.
We are currently at Stage B of the ‘Return to Road Map: Community Game’’.
Face to Face coaching and refereeing courses will probably only come in at Stage E or F.
There is a new ...
Match Official Development
Referee Society Secretaries
Match Official Development Officers
Match Official Panel Development Managers
Monday 23rd March 2020
We hope that you are all well and we are sure that like many of us you will be monitoring ...
For the attention of all members who wish to officiate at matches involving players under the age of 18
The RFU have declared, starting next Season (2020/21), that all Match Officials who wish to officiate U18’s matches must be Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checked.
*** "DBS Checking of Forms" sessions on 17th ...