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

Latest News

  • Message from RFU Chief Executive Bill Sweeney
    Message from RFU Chief Executive Bill SweeneyMy thoughts and those of all of us at the RFU are with everyone impacted by COVID-19 as well as recent flooding events, both across the country at large but also within our own rugby union community. In…
  • All Community Rugby Postponed
    Corona virus update – Community Rugby Suspension Following government advice today, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) will suspend all rugby activity in England, at both professional and community level, including club training, league and cup matches plus rugby education courses from 17 March until…
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advice
    All match officials should be aware of the latest advice from the Government, Health Authorities and the RFU regarding Covid-19 especially those deemed to be High Risk. Please bear this advice in mind before accepting a match appointment and please contact the Society if…
  • David Howgate – Funeral Details
    The funeral will be on Friday 27 March at 1.45 pm at Streetly Crematorium, Little Hardwick Road, Streetly, WS9 0SG.  If you are able to join the family afterwards at Veseyans Rugby Club, Little Hardwick Road, Streetly WS9 0SQ they would love to see…
  • Dave Howgate R.I.P.
    It is with great sadness that I have to tell you that Dave Howgate passed away last weekend after a long battle with various illnesses. Dave was best known in the last views years as a Society watcher. Those referees who he watched will…

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