Last updated:
15/08/17 14:56


Welcome to Gloucester & District Rugby Referees’ Society (the Society).

We hope you enjoy your refereeing with us. Society referees have derived many hours of enjoyment and made long-lasting new friends amongst other referees and club, university and school players, coaches, officials and spectators they have met through refereeing.

This Induction pack is designed to:

    • provide new Society referee members with a ‘survival’ kit with basic guidance on refereeing matches, the support the Society offers, how procedures work and what is expected of you;
    • help you avoid the obvious pitfalls;
    • add to the enjoyment of your refereeing.

The pack is designed to give straight forward, basic advice, providing checklists where appropriate (which you could photocopy and use on match days). There are many references to the Society website in this document, so you need to cross-refer as appropriate. All policies etc. are published on the Society’s website All Society appointments are to be found on ‘Who’s the Ref?’ (WTR) (

If you have any comments on, or suggestions about, this pack, please use the Evaluation form at the end of the pack or contact the General Secretary (see Key Contacts section)

NB. Throughout this document the male version should be taken as equivalent to the female.

Enjoy your refereeing!