Notice of Annual General Meeting

North Midlands Society of Rugby Football Referees Limited

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held at West Midlands Police, Tally Ho Training Centre, Pershore Road , Edgbaston, Birmingham B5 7RN on Wednesday 11TH April at 7.15 p.m.

The meeting will convene to discuss and approve the following business.

  1. To appoint the President for 2018/19
  2. To appoint the Auditors for 2018/19
  3. To receive and consider the Secretary’s Report
  4. To receive and consider the Chair’s Report.
  5. To consider a Motion to Approve a One-Off Dispensation to Article 20 of the Company’s Articles of Association to allow for the re-election of the Board of Directors for a period LESS than the stated 12 month Period.
  6. To Appoint the Board of Directors to Serve up until the Convening of an Extraordinary General Meeting.
  7. Any Other Business.

The Annual General Meeting will be followed by a Members Meeting focusing on a decision by the Board of Directors to undertake a Review of the Structure and Operating Practices of the Society, which will be concluded during the close season, before the Convening of an Extraordinary General Meeting to Approve the Results of the Review.

Members’ views will be an integral part of this review and this meeting will be an opportunity for members to air their views.

The attendance of all members is requested.

Dave Thomas

Mike Tremlett

The funeral of Mike Tremlett, the former Moseley scrum-half and long-serving North Midlands referee, will take place at Redditch Crematorium on March 29 at 11.45am.

Tremlett passed away last week after a brave battle against cancer.

The former  Moseley Grammar School pupil followed a distinguished playing career by becoming a well-respected referee and a member of the North Midlands Society of Rugby Football Referees for more than 50 years.

He also represented the NMSRFR on the North Midlands Disciplinary Committee for 37 years before he retired last summer.

Dai Scard, North Midland Chairman of Discipline, and Peter Jordan, North Midlands Disciplinary Secretary, paid a joint tribute to a man they worked closely with for many years.

“Mike Tremlett was a proud family man, a man of integrity and a rugby man through and through.  It has been our privilege to serve on Disciplinary with Mike all this century.  He was a key member of our team as a panel member, as our record keeper and as our link with the North Midlands Referees Society.  Mike’s contribution to Rugby and to Discipline in the county was outstanding,” they said.

Mike Tremlett



Watchers Training Day 18th February 2018

The North Midlands / Staffordshire Federation – which arranges watchers’ appointments – is holding a training day for current watchers and anybody thinking of having a go either now or in the near future.

A ‘watcher’ in this instance is a ‘Referee Watcher’ – an appointed person to observe a referee during a game so as to provide helpful feedback to develop the referee’s skills.

Venue: Lichfield RFC
Date: Sunday 18th February 2018
Time: 10am – Mid Afternoon


10am John Widdowson (RFU Educator)

What are the characteristics and behaviours of a good Developer of match officials – Do I currently reflect these?

12.30pm Buffet style lunch

1pm Watching in practice

An input from two experienced watchers on the practical side of watching.

2pm Watching the first half of a Ladies Championship Game

3pm Discussion about the first half of the match.

3.30pm (approximately) Closure

Administration issues.

Please let Kelvin Roberts ( know if you are able to attend, including any special dietary requirements you may have. For NMSRFR Society members, travelling expenses of 25p per mile will be paid so please make a note of your mileage on the day. If you can travel together please do so to both save funds but also because of car parking space at the Club.

New Red Card Report Forms

A new Red Card report form (for Levels 5 and below) has been issued by the RFU.

This is now available in the Downloads section, or using the links below.

Please note that it is NMSRFR practice for forms to be emailed to Dave Thomas within 48 hours (email: who will check them and pass on to Peter Jordan, the North Midlands Disciplinary Secretary.

If you need any guidance, you can contact Dave using this form.

Download Links

New Red Card Report 2017-2018 [PDF]

New Red Card Report Form 2017-18 [WORD DOC]