Thank you for your interest in joining LSRFUR

Please download and complete the New Referees Application Form.

Once completed, please email to society Recruitment Manager, Bob Ockenden: or 07979 797694.

Information for New Referees

The Society is divided into four regions, each with its own Regional Manager and Appointments Secretary. As well as covering central London fixtures, each region has loose geographic boundaries:

Each region has a Regional Manager and recruitment teams to on-board new referees.  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. The Society also hosts a number of Central Meetings each season, held in central London.

LSRFUR: Women into refereeing


With the massive growth in Women and Girls Rugby, the number of rugby matches locally, nationally & worldwide is multiplying! Rugby Union needs to recruit more referees to facilitate ALL games. The aim of this taster session at Wimbledon RFC on 15/5/18 was to encourage females to get involved and to discover the fun and satisfaction of refereeing all types of games.


LSRFUR: Young Referees


LSRFUR is working hard to recruit and develop the next generation of Match Officials. In this video, find out how Young Match Officials at one School have developed their on-field skills, and how refereeing has given them broader skills with which to grow and develop as individuals.