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

  • Summer bulletin #2
    Things are hotting up! With another heatwave promised, and the ground still rock hard, it seems strange that our attention is already turning to the start of the 2022-23 season. Please read on for important pre-season information, but first… How’s your summer been? Whilst…
  • Summer news bulletin!
    We hope you’re all enjoying the fine weather, maybe you’re refereeing a bit of touch rugby or 7s, but we hope you’re all keeping fit over the off-season too (See below for why this might be a good idea!). Rugby ‘admin’ continues over the…
  • 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…

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