LSRFUR Conference 2019 - Preview

Tom Foley

Tom Foley

With just under two weeks to go until the 2019 LSRFUR Annual Conference, we would like to share with you some further preview details of what you can expect on the day!

Alongside our keynote presentation from professional RFU referee Tom Foley, who will be outlining his processes for Game Reviews and Self-Learning, we will also have some exciting presentations from two of LSRFUR’s current RFU National Panel Referees.

Ben Wilde will be discussing Man-Management, focusing on different management styles and the importance of the captain in this process. Joe James will lead an interactive session on foul play using the society’s new Clikapad system. He will work through a number of video clips to discuss the application of the new World Rugby framework which will be introduced by the RFU’s Andrew Small in the morning session. We look forward to plenty of active discussion and engagement in this slot!

Joe James

Joe James

Ben Wilde

Ben Wilde

Tickets are £5.50, which includes lunch, and MUST be purchased in advance from the Society’s online shop here:


Please bring an electronic or paper copy of your ticket with you on the day. All attendees will also receive a £15.00 online voucher to be spent at the LSRFUR kit shop - great for a new bit of stash for the season!

A reminder that this year’s event will be held on Sunday 1st September 2019, 10:30am (for an 11am start) at the University of Westminster, Little Titchfield Street, W1W 7BY (nearest tube Oxford Circus). Please note that this is the same venue/location as last year.

A reminder that all Conference attendees will be automatically entered into the prize draw for a free ticket to the 2019 Annual Society Dinner in November!

The full agenda for this year’s conference is as follows:

  • 10.30 – 11.00: Registration & Refreshments

  • 11.00 – 11.10: Welcome & Agenda - Lee West

  • 11.10 – 11.20: Society Notices - Peter Coulthard

  • 11.20 – 11.50: Overview of ‘Game On’ & World Rugby Framework - Andrew Small

  • 11.50 – 12.20: Man Management - Ben Wilde

  • 12.20 – 13.15: Game Review & Self-Learning - Tom Foley

  • 13.15 – 14.00: Lunch

  • 14.00 – 14.40: Interactive Training Session - Joe James

  • 14:40 – 14:50: Summary of Members Survey - Simon Ambler / Greg Douglas

  • 14.50 – 15.00: Closing Address - Simon Ambler

All members and non-members are welcome!