Community Game Update – September 2019

  Community Game Update - September Content: 1.Message from Eddie Jones 2.Countdown to the start of the Rugby World Cup 3.Adult male competition structure review 4.Changes to bear ... More

New Red Card and Match Official Abuse forms

The Red Card and Match Official Abuse forms have been updated for this season (2019-20). Please use only these versions; it is recommended that you destroy blank previous versions. Both forms can also be found in the Forms folder in the Documents Library . More

Applications invited for Six Nations tickets

The Honorary Treasurer is inviting applications from Society members for tickets to the following two Six Nations matches at Twickenham: England v Ireland on Sunday 23 February KO 15:00 England v Wales on Saturday 7 March – KO 16:45 To apply for tickets email Steve Halliday as soon as possible stating: ... More

Training & Development – Society Preferred Options Papers available for download

Andy McMillan, Chairman of Training & Development, introduced the thinking behind the Society’s “Preferred Options” (PO) papers at the pre-season meetings last month. The idea is to help referees and assessors work towards taking a more consistent approach and to continually improve the performance of indivi... More

News Items – updated 9th September Funeral of Dudley Wilson

News Items The Society is sorry to report the death of Dudley Wilson.  Dudley was a referee with the Society for a number of years.  The funeral will be held on September 20th, 12:30 at Charnock Richard Crematorium. The Society is sorry to report the death of Alan Woodward who passed away on the 23rdAugust.  ... More

New documents added to the website or updated this month

September 2019 Red Card Report Form Levels 5 and below. Match Official Abuse Form 2019 - 2020.   August 2019 MADREF Form1 assessment for Match Levels 9 and below. Recipients of report changed and new file naming convention. MADREF Form1 assessment for Match Levels 6 7 & 8 Recipients of report changed and ... More

Briefing and Up-date from Pre-season Meetings

This article summarises the briefing on a number of topics given by Andy McMillan (Chairman of Training and Development) at the recent pre-season meetings. All Referees (and Referee Assessors and Coaches) are asked to familiarise themselves with the material below.   Mismatched scrums Occasionally mismat... More

Important Information from Pre-Season Meetings – Law & Regulations Update

Please see below an overview of the Law and Regulation Update that was presented by Andy McMillan (Chairman of Training and Development) at the recent pre-season meetings. Referees (and Referee Assessors and Coaches) are asked to ensure that they are familiar with these updates and fully understand the implications. If ... More

Fitness Test – Re-arranged Dates

The Fitness Test events as listed in the handbook have all been cancelled. The next tests will take place at 6pm on Tuesday 1st October (at Sedgley Park) and on Tuesday 8th October (at Preston Grasshoppers). Further dates will be announced in due course. As previously advised, fitness levels will be assessed by means ... More

Pre-Season Meetings – 22 and 27 August

The pre-season meetings will take place on 22 August at Preston Grasshoppers RFC and on 27 August at Sedgley Park RUFC.  Please try to attend one of these meetings. Kit can be collected from 7pm; the meetings will start at 7:30pm. If you haven’t already paid, subscriptions must be paid before or at the meeting if you ... More