Training & Development

The Society runs a training and development programme for referees and match observers. Details can be found in the events calendar. Forthcoming events are announced in news items.

Supporting documents and publications from the Society, the RFU and World Rugby can be found in the Documents Library.

In particular the Society’s “Preferred Options” (PO) papers are a valuable source of advice on a wide range of topics. The idea of the papers is to help referees and assessors work towards taking a more consistent approach and to continually improve the refereeing of individual officials of all levels and in the Society as a whole.

The full set of fourteen papers is available for download here.