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

  • RFU Community update
    Overall, we are constantly working with Government to return to rugby but as a reminder that we are still at Stage D on the Roadmap Resumption of England Rugby Training Courses We intend to resume England Rugby Training courses from November. Coaches and referees…
  • wearing of gloves
    Players wearing gloves – the latest guidance from the RFU Having had numerous queries on players wearing gloves, our previously communicated position was that gloves should not be worn. However, we understand that players may wish to wear them during the cold weather. Our…
  • wearing goggles
    The key change here is the codification of the RFU’s sports goggles trial into regulation. The trial has now ended and any Player wishing to wear sports goggles should refer to Regulation 9 and Regulation 15 if they are an Age Grade Player. In…
  • refereeing the junior game
    Just a reminder…………………………….. The Society will not be appointing any referees to games, practice sessions etc. for the foreseeable future. When we are able to do so you will be told. If you are approached by a club to referee an event of any…
  • Community game delay
    Return to competitive play in 2020/21 season delayed to January 2021 earliest Under powers delegated by Council, the RFU Governance Committee today made a difficult decision that, with the exception of Premiership, Championship and Premier 15s rugby, no organised* RFU or non-RFU Leagues including…

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