Our mission statement:  The Society strives to provide a safe and supportive environment for all match officials to develop and flourish.”

A very warm welcome to Somerset Rugby Referee Society. Originally formed in September 1889 we were the first society of referees in the UK.

Today we are an enthusiastic group of more than 70+ active referees. We cover fixtures across all levels of county rugby as well as school, college and university fixtures. We also have a small group of referees who take on refereeing over the summer on the growing 7’s circuit. Throughout the year we officiate more than 1,200 fixtures. We also send our referees out of county on the exchange program to help develop referees in meeting their aspirations.

Whatever your reason for coming to refereeing, SRRS are committed to supporting the development of every match official to meet their potential and get the most from the game! We are always pleased to welcome new individuals. Click here for details on joining the society.

Chris Murphy
Somerset Rugby Referees Society