The NLDRURS offers training and development to its members and other referees throughout the NLD through a dedicated Training and Development (T&D) team. The team is headed by the Society Match Official Development Officer (SMODO). The T&D team work to develop referees in all manner of ways from identifying and accelerating high-potential referee to ensuring all referees operate safely.

Training Meetings

The T&D Team run regular training meetings during the season. This season, these are being held at different clubs in each of our regions as well as being streamed live to ensure we reach as many members as possible. The remaining 2022/23 dates are as follows:

  • Thursday 27th April, Lincoln RFC, 1930-2100
  • Tuesday 16th May, Belper RFC, 1930-2100
  • Tuesday 20th June, Newark RFC, 1930-2100


The T&D team work to develop referees in all areas, including to the point that they can be promoted to referee higher level matches in line with the grading policy which can be found here. See the resources at the bottom of the page for the grading request form.

Match Official Development Forms

Training Resources

On-demand resources are available for all to use, as well as resources to help personal development with upcoming training events listed on the calendar at the bottom of the page.

NLDRURS Resources:

Other Resources: