Every Referee Society in the UK is almost always short of referees, and unable to cover every game in its area. As a Society we always welcome new members.
So recruitment is one of our key priorities: if you would like to referee, you'll be guaranteed:
- the best seat in the house!
- the undying gratitude of players and spectators
- an enjoyable and satisfying experience
- no more shopping on Saturday Afternoons
If you would like to become a referee, then you will need to have completed at least your England Rugby Referee Award (Formerly the Level 2 - Refereeing the 15-a-side game Award)
Click here to see several short videos produced by the RFU on the content of the course, how it is taught and your first steps towards becoming a Rugby Referee.
For details of when Courses are taking place near you, please visit the RFU Course Finder.
Level 2 or ERRA Referees
If you have completed your Level 2 - Refereeing the 15-a-Side Game Award or the new England Rugby Refereeing Award, then NLDRFURS will give you your first seasons membership free of charge, and will assist you in becoming a fully-qualified Society Referee. Please download and complete an application form and return it to the address on the form.
If you have already qualified as a referee and would like to join then the first step is simple: download the Application Form below and complete it.
NLDRFURS Application Form (Word Format)
NLDRFURS Application Form (PDF Format)
Then email it to the Society Membership Officer - there is no need to post a printed copy unless you have no access to email.
We look forward to hearing from you.