The Ulster Society of Rugby Football Referees are looking for new recruits and they are holding an Induction Day on Saturday 2nd December 2017,  it’s a great opportunity to get or stay involved with our great game.

You can get involved at a variety of levels to suit the time you can commit and it’s a rewarding experience both on and off the field.

If you have ambition and drive there is the chance to go all the way to international status and with World Rugby holding more and more tournaments across the Globe there are many opportunities for travel.

Don’t forget, these opportunities are open for both male and female referees.

Below From Ulster Rugby

The IRFU has a dedicated Referee Department headed up by former professional referee, Dudley Phillips. There are referee associations in each of the Provinces – Connacht, Leinster, Munster and in Ulster, the latter being the Ulster Society of Rugby Football Referees (USRFR).


Stay within the game – Are you an injured or recently retired player? Refereeing is a great way of staying involved in rugby on the pitch!

Social – The social aspects of rugby are renowned and refereeing is a great way to meet up with old friends as well as meet new people.

Club within a club – Referees meet up regularly and there is a great team spirit.

Ambition – How far can you go? Could you be Ulster’s next International referee?

The IRFU offer a range of courses and coaching workshops, commencing at ‘starter’ level and progressing up through the grades.


The Society’s next Induction Day for new referees is Saturday 2nd December at Newforge Sports Complex, Malone Road, Belfast. Registration & tea/coffee at 9:15am – course starts 10am.

For more information contact the REFEREE SUPPORT OFFICER

Dan Carson 
07889 975880