Welcome

Welcome to the North Midlands Society of Rugby Football Referees. We have been providing rugby union referees to Greater Birmingham, Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire since 1920. We are also federated to the Staffordshire Rugby Union Society of Referees, and regularly send members out on exchange to other parts of the country.

Latest News

  • Talk Abuse Issues through With Four Of our Top Referees
    A gentle reminder, tomorrows Training subject is dealing with abuse. Four of our top referees, Becky Carter, Will Hemming, Callum Watson and Hugh Jenkins will talk you through various scenarios so we can get some consistency in how we deal with ‘awkward situations’. Later,…
  • ABUSE – How to deal with it
    We have had a poor few weeks with referees and a watcher being abused by individuals all from different clubs. We are working with the C.B. to address this blight on our game and now in the close season is the time for us…
  • PHYSICAL CONDITIONING FOR RUGBY REFEREES
  • CIRCULATED TO ALL CLUB CHAIRMEN AND HON SECRETARIES
    Message from North Midlands Chairman, Charlie¬†Hemmings The Referees Society have reported this morning the 4th incident of serious abuse addressed to referees. This is obviously a very concerning trend in such a short period of time since the Return to Play protocols.  Whilst the behaviour is…
  • No Scrums At All – PLease Read
    Dear colleagues, I hope you are all keeping well. This is a joint message with David Barnes, RFU Head of Discipline. As we have previously discussed age grade and adult rugby at level 3 and below can only be played under adapted laws (No scrum or maul) as…

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