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

    Below is a message received from Mike Priestley, Chair of the RFRU. For those who are not sure what RFRU stands for it is Rugby Football Referees Union. The Society is a member and the RFRU represents match officials to the RFU. Following the…
  • When is rugby back
    Return to recreational team sport framework The government has announced a framework for the return of recreational team sport which is applicable from Saturday 11 July. This is a welcomed development and a positive step towards the return of some form of competitive rugby….
  • Centenary Kit: Final Reminder!
    Just a final reminder that ALL orders for the special Centenary kit must be placed by midnight tonight, Friday 10th July, and for any additional items of kit ordered, payment must also be made by the same deadline! In case you missed it the…
  • Message from RFU C.E.O. Bill Sweeney
    A message to the rugby union community in England from Bill Sweeney, CEO RFU My thoughts and those of all of us at the RFU are with everyone impacted by COVID-19, both across the country but also within our own rugby union community. As…
  • Development Squad 20-21 season
    Applications are now being accepted for the NMSRFR Development Squad for the 2020/21 season, and will close on 19th July 2020. The development squad offers support, coaching and advice to referees who are prepared to make a commitment to developing their refereeing. The level you currently…

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