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

  • 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…
  • 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…

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