Community Game Update – November

Community Game Update - November Content: 1. Adult Male Competition Structure Group 2. RFU Regulation 10 – Cross Border matches with Scottish and Welsh clubs 3. 2020-21 Age Grade Playing Calendar 4. Gift Aid opportunities for RFU CASCs and charities 5. XRugby – contact rugby, but ... More

Important reminder to referees and club contacts

  Referees Please update your availability in WTR for period four (4th January to 7th February) by 13:00 on Sunday 24th November. 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 24th ... More

Training & Development – More 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 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 – Referees requested to provide feedback on their match-day experiences: This helps the Society to Help You

The Society has 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 required. ... More

Zimbabwe 2019 – Two go on Safari

Zimbabwe 2019 – Toto were right!   David Yates and I received the invitation from the Zimbabwe Referee’s Society in late March giving us all of 4 weeks to organise a trip involving 3 flights and 16 hours’ worth of travelling!  After some hurried searches on Sky Scanner and encounters with numerous needles ... More

Updated with downloadable video clips – Game Values – Zero Tolerance Approach

GAME VALUES - ZERO TOLERANCE APPROACH TO PLAYER APPEALING / QUESTIONING DECISIONS / GENERAL BACKCHAT   At Premiership and Championship level, a concerted effort has been made over the last 2 years to enforce Game Values and the Rugby Core Values (Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship). Core ... More

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

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 . To see which CB the form needs to be sent to, check with ... 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