Upcoming Referee Courses

Below are some upcoming Level 2 Referee Courses in the area – the society is keen to attract new members and if you are thinking of booking onto one of these courses and require any advice, feel free to contact us.

The society also refunds the £75 course fee to new referees once they have completed eight appointments for the society, as well as providing a society shirt.

In all cases, courses are run over 2 days, from 9am-5pm each day, and there is a cost of £75. You must be over 14 on day 1 of the course, and complete the World Rugby online laws and RFU online concussion education course prior to the course start date.

Sunday 10th & 24th June – Newman University

Newman University, Genners Lane, Birmingham B32 3NT


Sunday 30th June & Sunday 1st July – Old Swinford Hospital

Old Swinford Hospital School, Heath Lane, DY8 1QX


All bookings and payments for courses are made through the England Rugby website – use the links provided to go straight to the relevant courses.

You can search for other courses using this link.

Society AGM – Follow Up

The North Midlands Society of Rugby Football Referees (NMSRFR) held its Annual General Meeting at Tally Ho on Wednesday 11th April 2018, and as promised, it was different.

As well as the formal voting around election of officers, there was much discussion around members’ views on the way forward.

These have been summarised in the document below, which you can download and view.

Attendees at the AGM summary FULL DOCUMENT (Word doc download)

The society needs views from all its members, and regardless of whether you attended, if you want to comment please do so now. You can:

Contact the Society Using this Form

Comment in our Facebook Group

or contact Kelvin Roberts via email or call 07871 686 855.

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: dave@yoyomail.co.uk) 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]

Society Meetings

The Society hosts monthly meetings for members held at various clubs in our area. A speaker will usually be invited to present on a topic so as to educate and promote referee development.

The next society meeting is to be held on 7th March 2018.

Venue: Camp Hill RFC, Haslucks Green Road, Shirley B90 2EF

Topic – The Womens Game


Future Meetings

11th April 2018 – Annual General Meeting at Tally Ho (B5 7RN)

Board Meetings

The Board for North Midlands Society of Rugby Football Referees Ltd meet bi-monthly, with meetings usually held at Stourbridge RFC.

The next four meetings are planned for:

Wednesday 18th October 2017

Wednesday 13th December 2017

Wednesday 21st February 2018

Wednesday 25th April 2018

Any member who has an item they wish raised at a Board Meeting should contact the Society Secretary.