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: New League Structure
    You may already have seen that the RFU has now finalised the new league structure for the season 2022-23. All the details can be found on the RFU website by clicking here. Further information on how this impacts on referee levels and appointments will…
  • Expenses
    A message from our Finance Director: End of Season Match Day Travel Expenses Referee / Advisors and Summer Rugby Please read this carefully to avoid any problems. Thank you all for your patience. Although still far from 100% following my illness I am going…
  • What can I do over the summer?
    A message from our Training Director Neil Chivers: “Hi everyone At the AGM I spoke about the use of a new online referee self-review form. After every match the form would be an opportunity for you as a referee to be honest about how…
  • Reminder: reviewer/developer meeting 22/5
    A reminder: The end of season meeting for all reviewer/developers will take place on 22 May, at Five Ways Old Edwardian RFC, Ash Lane, Alvechurch B48 7BD. It will be an opportunity for feedback as well as information on changes for the future season….
  • Autumn International Tickets: Last Chance!
    Last Chance! This is the final reminder that to be in with a chance of ‘good’ tickets for England’s Autumn International fixtures, you need to send your request to Dave Thomas dave@yoyomail.co.uk BEFORE 9 MAY, to ensure that any requests go to the RFU…

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