Training Courses

In addition to the ongoing and continuous training of our members, we also run a number of public courses throughout the year. These courses are aimed at introducing attendees to the art of refereeing.

Descriptions of the current courses being offered are shown below, together with current course schedules. For more information, please contact the society Recruitment Manager, Bob Ockenden: or 07979 797694.

You can also find details of the courses offered by the RFU here.

lsrfur: take up the whistle

The purpose of this course is to encourage people to take up refereeing rugby union.

The Course includes an Introduction to refereeing the 15 a-side game of rugby union. Elements of the game will be highlighted and how to referee them.

Candidates will receive a whistle, lanyard and red/yellow cards. The Course includes outdoor/on-field elements so suitable clothing is required. Successful candidates will receive a certificate on completion.

Current course dates

4th & 11th October 2018 : 19:00 - 21:30

Battersea Ironsides RFC. 2 Nights Course

8th & 15th October 2018 : 19:00 - 21:30

Grasshoppers RFC. 2 Nights Course

11th & 18th February 2019 : 19:00 - 21:30

Grasshoppers RFC. 2 Nights Course


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.