Jenny O’Connell

It is with great sadness that our long time treasurer, Jenny O’Connell, passed away on Thursday 5th October following a battle with a long illness. Jenny had been part of the society for longer than most people can remember. Many members would have never met...

Christmas Awards

  During this season there has been a few changes to how you enter the society. New Chairman, Bruce Marshall, has started an academy for new referees to join, this for referees that join the society until they are either 18 years old or have reached 5 games for the...

Level 5 News

Mason Davies has been refereeing a few level 5 games during the first half of the season and after a few great performances; he has been lucky enough to be requested to make himself available for the group in the second half of the season.   Himself and Max Weston...

Studs

Wayne Davis – On behalf of SRRS Executive Committee I know this has been discussed at society meetings, but as referees we need to reinforce which studs players are allowed to wear when playing rugby. Below are pictures of 2 types of stud that we are aware of...

Dorset & Wilts Regs

The RFU, through the South West Divisional Organising Committee (SW DOC), has delegated to constituent bodies the organization of leagues at Level 8 and below.  Dorset & Wilts RFU, subject to the approval of SW DOC and the RFU, may de-regulate those leagues.  The...

N-Pro Headgear

Some of you may be aware of a new headgear product called N-Pro which has just launched and has received some media coverage.   We have been advised that the head guard currently does not meet World Rugby specifications and is being evaluated by the developers. Until...

Dangerous Contact with the Head

In a further effort to eliminate dangerous or reckless contact with players’ heads, World Rugby has issued a reminder to elite referees ahead of the upcoming November internationals instructing them to be especially vigilant in this area. Referees have been told...

BBC Radio 5 Live

Message from Steve Mead   I understand from speaking with a few different Discipline Secretaries that they have been contacted by BBC Radio 5 Live asking for information on Match Official Abuse in their particular CB.   Should you be contacted by anyone from BBC 5...

Barry Malpass

Barry Malpass At the September training meeting Barry Malpass was recognised, in front of the society, by Mike Curling for the commitment he made to the society in his 8 years as chairman. Barry was voted into the role as chairman in 2008 and stepped down at the end...

September Training Meeting

Septembers training meeting will take place on Thursday 22nd September. The evening will start at 7pm with a fitness session, the 12 minute cooper run, taken by Jason Wallis. This is not compulsory for all referees to take part but it is encouraged. At 7:30pm the main...