Longstanding NLDRURS match official, developer and volunteer has won an RFU Value the Volunteer Award for his many years of service to Rugby Union. Congratulations Steve!
The RFU have recently published coaching and refereeing training dates for the upcoming season. The below table shows all refereeing courses being held in NLD.
|Booking Link||Course Type||Course Venue||Constituent Body||Day 1 Date||Day 2 Date|
|https://bit.ly/3bNQ2QK||England Rugby Referee Award||Lincoln RFC||NLD||30/10/22||21/05/22|
|https://bit.ly/3IewnG7||England Rugby Referee Award||University of Nottingham||NLD||13/11/22||11/06/23|
|https://bit.ly/3ujCfYz||England Rugby Referee Award||Scunthorpe RFC||NLD||02/10/22||07/05/23|
To book onto any of these courses, please follow the URLs above or click on the RFU GMS Course Finder.
Our congratulations to Matt Astle and Ian Farrell for being appointed to recent RFU County games at Twickenham Stadium.
Chris Mulroy has been selected to officiate at the Super Sevens Series taking place at Newbury RFC this weekend.
Best of luck Chris – do us proud!
The RFU have reached out with two requests – one a competition to get involved in to win a personalised ACME Thunderer, and another a request for images. Please see details below:
ACME Thunderer Selfie Competition
If your members would like to enter the ACME Thunderer Selfie Competition please ask them to post a selfie, featuring their whistle with the following text on their social media. ACME will select their 10 favourite photos at the end of April and those winners shall all receive a personalised, engraved ACME Thunderer.
“I nominate (tag a minimum of 2 MOs but the more the merrier) to take part in the @acme_whistles selfie competition to be in with a chance of winning a personalised ACME Thunderer. @acme_whistles @RFU_refs #BEPARTOFTHETEAM (tag referee society and rugby club/venue)”
A day in the life of a referee
We’d like to build a bank of images and video footage of referees enjoying themselves, we hope this can be used in marketing campaigns to showcase refereeing as an enjoyable pastime as well as humanising the referee’s role, this links in nicely with an RFU Discipline campaign aimed at stamping out abuse from our game. If your members have any suitable, high-resolution images we can use, with the photographer’s permission of course, then please invite them to send them to me (mailto:LeoniePryor@RFU.com).
The latest RFU Community Game update can be found through this link.
The latest RFU community update can be found online here.
The podcast “Modern Wisdom” has recently featured England Rugby Men’s Head Coach, Eddie Jones. Jones provides some insight into high-level rugby coaching and leadership and might be of interest to rugby fans.
The RFU have released guidance for clubs and referees for the upcoming weekend here.