This weeks training night is being presented by CHRIS WHITE, former International Referee and still a leading figure in referee development.

Chris’s talk is titled Rugby Through the eyes of referees, reviewers and developers

I have had the privilege of being able to listen to several of his talks and wholeheartedly recommend that you try and join us.

Meeting starts at 7pm on Thursday 16th September and the zoom link is shown below.

N.B. We will be having face to face meetings in due course

Tickets are now available
Don’t miss your chance to see England play at Twickenham Stadium this November.

The England Senior Men’s team open their 2021 Autumn Nations Series against Tonga on Saturday 6 November.

Tickets are now on sale from the official England Rugby ticketing website, with adults from £37, and kids £22, so don’t miss out!

Please note that you can purchase up to six tickets for this match. If you have already purchased tickets as part of another entitlement group, your maximum total allowance still remains at six tickets.
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Hospitality packages on sale If you’d like to make the day even more memorable, hospitality packages are available now from £299 +VAT. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see England play while experiencing world-class hospitality at Twickenham Stadium. Book Hospitality  

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YMO Message sent to Clubs


I am sending this message to you because of your connection with the rugby club and in the hope that you will circulate it to likely interested members.  

To celebrate a return to rugby the Referees Society is re-starting their successful Young Match Official programme and this year we are adding two new aspects to the scheme. 

Why change an already successful programme you may ask. We see the need to widen our approach to make us more inclusive whilst also recognising that we can support those taking part if they wish to get involved in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. 

So, we are not just looking for referees, we also want to develop those young rugby supporters, who for whatever reason, cannot play the game, but still wants to be involved, We are offering them chance to become watchers.  Initial training would be similar to a referee but then they would be guided towards the specific skills of helping the referee develop with one to one de-briefs and analysing a game from a different perspective, all skills that are transferable later on in life. 

We know that many young people are actively pursuing a Duke of Edinburgh award. We have been told that learning to become a referee or a watcher, will be recognised in the skills category.   

The ages we are targeting is 14-17 year olds and it goes without saying that all sexes are welcome and encouraged to have a go. 

To learn more and take the first step …………………………………………….. 

If they live in Shropshire ask the parent/guardian to phone Rod Blaine on 07810 850970  

If they live in Worcestershire or Herefordshire its Tony Jones on 07504 975893 – parents/guardian again   

If they live in Greater Birmingham or maybe just outside our area, parents/guardians to contact Kelvin Roberts on 07817 686855  

Thank you  

Kelvin Roberts 

Chair of Society 

Hospitality Packages for Autumn Internationals

With just under two months to go until the Autumn Nations Series 2021 kicks off, Eddie Jones’ side are preparing to face Tonga, Australia and 2019 Rugby World Cup winners South Africa at Twickenham this November.

To guarantee your place at Twickenham, limited premium experience packages are available to book through England Rugby Hospitality, from £299 +VAT per person.

Official experiences for all fixtures at Twickenham Stadium, can be purchased by booking online via the Twickenham Stadium website or by speaking to a specialist team at Keith Prowse, our principal sales hospitality partner.
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Recruitment of Young Match Officials

Wanted – New Young Match Officials 

With the new season upon us now is the time to build on what the Society has already achieved with Young Match Officials. 

Do YOU know any rugby lovers aged 14 years to 17 years who would like to try their hand at being a match official? Yes match official, we are looking for young watchers as well as referees, maybe those who cannot play the game for whatever reason, but want to join a great team. 

They may be a relative of yours, a friends’ child(ren), somebody at your club, just please encourage them to find out more, (we can even help them with the Duke of Edinburgh’s award scheme). 

We are releasing the same information to clubs in a couple of days time, so this is your chance to ‘get in first’. 

If they live in Shropshire ask the parent/guardian to phone Rod Blaine on 07810 850970 

If they live in Worcestershire its Tony Jones on 07504 975893 – parents/guardian again  

If they live in Greater Birmingham or maybe just outside our area, parents/guardians to contact Kelvin Roberts on 07817 686855 

Thank you