This page provides a summary of the training activities undertaken by the society.

Regional Training

LSRFUR has a centralised training programme, with sessions held every 6 or so weeks in each Region. Each session has a set topic(s), agreed by the training committee prior to the season. Members are free to attend any session in any region - the sessions will include the same content at each regional meeting. Please see specific Region pages for up to date Meeting information.

2018-2019 Regional Training calendar

Training Dates v2.PNG

Central Training Meetings

The society runs Central Training Meetings across the season. The dates for 2018/2109 are:

  • 8th November : General Meeting

  • 7th February or 7th March (tbc): Guest Speakers (TBC)

  • 4th April: General Meeting

All Central Meetings are held at :  The University of Westminster, Marylebone Campus, 35 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LS
Nearest tube - Baker Street 

Meet before and after for food & drink: The Globe, 43 - 47 Marylebone Rd, London, NW1 5JY

External Training Courses

As well as ongoing training and development offered to our members, our training team also run a number of public courses throughout the year. These courses are aimed at introducing individuals and groups to the art of refereeing - and to the Society - for the benefit go the game in London and the South East. 

Descriptions of the current courses being offered are shown below, together with the current schedule. For more information, please contact the society Recruitment Manager, Bob Ockendenbob.ockenden@londonrugby.com or 07979 797694. 

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.

Upcoming course dates TO be confirmed soon

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.