February Society Meeting – Sedgley Park February 4th

Manchester & District Rugby Union Referees’ Society Ltd Founded 1902     Meeting at Sedgley Park R.U.F.C. Tuesday, 4th February 2020   -   7.00 for 7.30pm Agenda Apologies for Absence Main item – Andy McMillan T&D input PO# 14 ‘Understanding, Playing and Communic... More

Mental Health Webinar – Models of Good Practice from across the game

From: Rachel Brown – England Rugby Player Welfare Manager Mental Health Webinar - Models of Good Practice from across the game Wednesday 12th February 2020 @19:00 – 20:30 We will be hosting a webinar to provide information on what mental health guidance and support is available to those who need it. The ... More

Important reminder to referees and club contacts

  Referees Please update your availability in WTR for period five (8th February to 20th March) by 13:00 on Sunday 19th January. Club Contacts Please inform the Society in the usual way of any additional matches requiring referees and/or changes to existing fixtures for the same period by 13:00 on Sunday 19th ... More

Technical Area Protocol

Lancashire Disciplinary have outlined the Technical Area Protocol as below: RFU North have similar instructions. NORTH DIVISION ADMINISTRATIVE INSTRUCTIONS 2019 - 2020 para 12:   Introduction There is a growing trend to ignore the technical area. Clubs and coaches use the excuse “the ... More

Red Card and Match Official Abuse forms, Club Lists and Disciplinary Committees – Update of Lancashire email address.

  You can get help in writing the report from the Society Red Card Report Co-ordinator or the Society Hon Secretary, Details are in the Handbook. Also the guidelines below are available. RFU Disciplinary report writing guidelines.   The Red Card and Match Official Abuse forms have been updated for ... More

M6 Weekend Closures – 11th to 12th January and possibly more.

Please be aware that it is proposed to close the M6 in both directions for the full weekend on the 11th and 12th January between junctions 32 (Preston – Broughton) and 33 (Lancaster South – Garstang).  There are also plans to close it for the following 2 weekends as well.   More

Important Notice for Clubs’ Fixture Secretaries

21st December 2019 To All Clubs - memo on WTR To All Fixtures Secretaries As we move through the season and there are changes to fixtures due to cancellations, postponements, rearranged fixtures and competitions, we are finding it increasingly difficult to keep up to date with appointing and reassigning referees... More

Training & Development – More 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 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 ... More

Halbro Colts League – Matchday Regulations Update

Lancashire Colts Cup Regulations Update...  Click here to see changes. The Matchday Regulations have been updated: Click here for Colts Latest News and Updates For clarification....... Read More Reg 8. Shortage of Players... The Colts League has adopted the RFU's Game-On principles. The priority is that ... More

Reminder to referees: please keep submitting your matchday feedback forms

In October the Society implemented an on-line feedback form for referees to complete after each match that they referee. The idea is to obtain quantitative data about referees' match-day experiences. It will give insights on what is done well and where some improvement, to benefit both referees and the clubs, is ... More