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

  • Friday bulletin 28 Jan: it’s ‘update-tastic’!
    It’s a busy one this week, with lots of official updates from various governing bodies, including some Society updates too. Please read to the end ! Weather and pitch conditions Winter is still with us for a while, and therefore referees might find it…
  • Friday bulletin 21 Jan
    Sevens! We’re all looking forward to the spring and warmer weather, which brings with it the sevens season. As it’s been 3 years since the last 7s games in 2019, we’d strongly recommend that if you plan to referee at any tournaments this season,…
  • George Cross awarded to a Society Member
    The below article is focus’s on one of our longer serving members just because ‘sneakily’ I found out about the award from someone who works at one of the hospitals in the University Hospitals Group. Having said that surely he cannot be the only…
  • Geoff Murch R.I.P.
    Just a reminder, Geoff’s funeral will take place this Friday at the West Chapel, Streetly Crematorium, 296 Little Hardwick Road, Walsall WS9 0SG (opposite Veseyans RFC). There will be an opportunity to meet up at Veseyans RFC after the service. In the meantime so…
  • Friday Bulletin 14/01/21
    Lots of news this week, please make sure you get to the bottom of this bulletin! Rosslyn Park National Schools Sevens: Refereeing Opportunity! The RPNS 7s take place in Roehampton, SW London, from 21-25 March after a Covid-enforced break since 2019. The tournament is…

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