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.

About Author

Ageing hooker who played rugby in England, Wales and Scotland before returning home to see out my twilight years with Larne RFC's Mighty 5th XV. I've a special interest in Irish Women's Rugby and enjoy covering Ireland U20's and Ulster Schools in an attempt to "discover" the stars of the future!