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Welcome to

Durham County Referees' Society

Founded in 1895

Training and Development (T&D).

It is important that all officials understand the new High Tackle Domestic Law variation. 

Please note that the next Training and Development (T&D) meeting will be on THURSDAY 21st September 2023.

The meeting will start at 7.30pm (1930hrs).

Venue  Durham City RFC, Hollow Drift, Green Lane, Durham, DH1 3JU.

Topics:  Breakdown Management, Tackle Height update and more

We look forward to seeing you 

 Coming Soon: 

Match Official Developers Meeting 17th October 

Head Injury – Important Reminder

 All Match Officials should be aware that Head Injury Assessments (HIA) are NOT permitted at the Community Rugby level. 
This means all games that Durham Society Referees would be appointed to. 
All match officials should ensure that they understand that if a player displays one or more observable signs or symptoms of concussion they should be removed from the pitch immediately and should not be allowed to return, irrespective of any alternative opinions held by the player, their team mates, coaches or physios.  RFU Head Injury information
Society Annual Dinner 27-10-2023.

The Durham County RFU Referees’ Society Annual Dinner will be held as follows:
Date:  Friday 27th October 2023
Time:  6:30pm for 7.00 pm 
Venue:  Ryton RFC, NE40 3AG


Pre Season game are starting.  Please ensure you use WTR to let the Society know if you are available 

 It will soon be time to make the September appointments so could all Match officials make sure they have updated their availability on WTR

Society Membership
Members are reminded that if they need any kit to contact David Sawyer who is currently offering significant discounts!

RFU Regulation 12  

 RRF Regulation 12 is the RFU Regulation that covers Match Officials.  See RFU Regulation 12

DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) 

All referees are encouraged to ensure they have had A DBS Check.  It is an essential requirement for anyone that is to be involved in officiating an Age Grade game