The Ulster Society of Rugby Football Referees are holding a recruitment day on Saturday 18th August at Newforge Country Club, Belfast.

The course starts with registration at 9:30 am and runs through to 4:00 pm.

The free, one-day course is open to men and women over 18 and offers a basic outline on the key components of refereeing and those interested can then take the next steps to becoming a fully qualified referee.

If you have recently retired from playing or want to explore an alternative route into rugby then contact Referee Support Officer, Dan Carson ( with your name and telephone number.

There is no rugby without referees.

Your checklist

  • Recently Retired from Rugby or interested in an alternative route?
  • Over 18?
  • Free on 18th August?
  • Contact Dan Carson ( with your name and number.