Welcome to The Kent Society of Rugby Referees

The Society was formed in 1950 and currently has around 166 members in various roles.  We organize monthly training meetings for Referees and Match Observers at all levels of the game. These sessions provide a useful forum to aid development and also to share ideas with fellow rugby enthusiasts.

Members of the Society have progressed to Premiership, National Panel and South East Group level.  The Society also maintains strong links with our colleagues from Sussex in the South East Federation.

We look forward to welcoming you to one of our meetings but should you have any queries in the meantime please do not hesitate to contact us using the link at the top of the page.


Pre-season events for your diaries

brain-benefits-of-exercise2.jpgGet physically prepared for the next season.

We have organized a professional fitness trainer to deliver our pre-season fitness training this year which will be held at Aylesford RFC, Ferry Fields, beginning Tuesday 15th July, arrive at 7:30pm for a 7:45pm start.

We encourage as many referees as possible to join in make it part of your preparation for the new season. We will be running these sessions for six weeks, last training session being Tuesday 26th August.

These training sessions are catered for all fitness levels where you can train at your own pace and have the benefit of training with other referees to keep you motivated. If you haven't attended before we encourage you to come along, it is fun, and rewarding. 


Get mentally prepared for next season 

The Society Pre-Season Conference for all members will be held on 31st August 2014 @ Trinity School, Buckswood Drive, Crawley, West Sussex RH11 8JE commencing at 10:00am - 3:30pm. 


The event is our biggest training meeting of the year and is a great opportuninty to bring our family of referees together prior to the season. The conference is always imformative and a chance to get yourself mentally prepared for the new season. Please keep the date free if at all possible, more information will follow in due course.

Referee Awards

The following awards were awarded for 2014.

Best Newcomer - Graeme Ludley

Most Improved Referee - Laura Pettingale

President's Award - Ben Preece

The Robert Horner Award - Andy Jordan

Become a Rugby Referee

rugbyrefsmall.jpgRefereeing rugby matches is a challenging occupation that will keep you mentally as well as physically fit. It is a unique way to be  involved in the sport of rugby. Have a look at our joining page to see how you too can become a rugby referee.

Who's The Ref

Click to open website'Who's The Ref' manages the Society's appointments using an online appointments system.   This system was trialled successfully by Norfolk and is now used at every level by Scottish Rugby. Many other societies have since subscribed both in the UK and abroad.  www.whos-the-ref.com