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

  • funding boost
    We have been working hard with Government to develop a financial support programme for the game as well as permission to return to play when it is safe to do so. Today’s announcement demonstrates Government understands the need for rugby to be supported and…
  • World Rugby announces Joël Jutge as Head of Match Officials
    Joël Jutge will return to World Rugby as Head of Match Officials after a highly-competitive recruitment process. He will start his role in January, reporting to Director of Rugby and High Performance Joe Schmidt.Hugely experienced, the former international referee re-joins the organisation from EPCR,…
  • rfu update
    RFU Cluster Fixture Proposals Following the decision from the RFU Council to cancel the 20/21 League Season for Men’s (Level 3 and below) and Women’s (Level 2 and below) RFU Leagues, plans have been developed to instigate local cluster fixtures, to help facilitate a…
  • we are not the only ones celebrating a centenary
    So much rugby club history gets lost over the decades, making it difficult to track origins or events. However for Black Country club Dudley Kingswinford a labelled notebook in a storage container verified that this of all years is their centenary. “We can pinpoint…
  • Peter ogden
    Peter passed away on the 3rd November. He had been unwell for some time but even so he maintained his interest in rugby. A former referee and watcher for the Society, Peter moved to the Manchester area some years ago but maintained his contact…

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