London Society of Rugby Football Union Referees
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Thank you for your interest in joining the London Society of Rugby Football Union Referees - the worlds oldest and largest (and possibly the best) Referees Society.

You need to complete this Application Form - and then email the form to Bob Ockenden (details on the form). We will then contact you back. Once you are accepted, you will be assigned to a Region, and will be contacted by them in due course.

About Joining the Society

The Society is divided into four regions, each with its own Regional Manager and Appointments Secretary.

The Regions do not conform to any strict geographical boundaries; roughly speaking, the North Region covers some of Middlesex and part of Essex, the West covers the remainder of Middlesex with a few clubs south of the Thames, South-west is mainly Surrey and South-east covers Kent and some of Surrey, all extending various distances from Greater London into these counties.

The Regions have designated mentors to look after new recruits. They have also adopted a 'home club' where referees gather on Saturday evenings after their games.

As a Regional referee you will normally be appointed to games within that geographical Region.

Each Region has regular meetings, roughly every 6 weeks. The meetings are a great opportunity to meet other referees and to learn from the Guest Speakers. The programme of meetings contributes to your overall Continuous Referee Development, so whilst not compulsory, you are strongly encouraged to get along to as many as possible.
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The Society also hosts a number of Central Meetings each season, held in central London.

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