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

  • important messag frm rfu
    The following important messages have been passed down from the RFU. Please reinforce the guidelines on Referees being involved in Inter Club activity  – some evidence from Public Health England in the North East suggests that the increase in infection rates is attributable to…
  • Visiting Clubs
    RFU headlines Handling positive Covid-19 cases We are currently liaising with Public Health England (PHE) to seek additional clarity on the process and requirements for a club to follow in the event of a positive Covid-19 case within their club. In the case where…
  • YMOs get ‘Ready4Rugby’
    The weekend of 12th and 13th September saw several clubs continuing the “longest pre-season” ever with some informal internal competitions using the RFUs Stage D guidelines, and several North Mids YMOs went along to Bridgnorth RFC on the Saturday and Stourbridge Rugby on the…
  • Update on recent social distancing law changes
    Law changes updateWe wanted to update you on the law changes announced by the Government on Wednesday 9 September in relation to the ban on groups of more than six people meeting socially indoors and outdoors. Although social gatherings of more than six people…
  • return to rugby pathway
    The RFRU has been asked to remind Societies as to where we are on the Return to Rugby Pathway. Rugby is at Stage D of the pathway. This means that intra club activity can include some contact work and inter club activity is allowed…

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