About us

The Society was formed in 1932 an currently has around 140 members in various roles. We organise 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 share ideas with fellow rugby enthusiasts.

Membership only costs £10 per year and is waived for the first year for new referees.

Subscriptions can be paid by Bank transfer, the account details are;

Sort code: 40-23-17
Account no: 51224034

or by cheque made payable to SSRFUR and handed to a committee member at a meeting or sent by post to “David Tree, East Wickham, 59 College Lane,  Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, BN6 9AD”.

A special message to all Sussex Clubs

Dear fellow rugby enthusiasts and supporters, a questions for you.

Did you have a suitably trained and qualified referee last weekend for your 3rds or 4ths or Vets or Under 17s? I suspect the answer may be “No!”.

The solution to the problem lies in your hands.

You are the key to providing referees, whether simply to provide referees for your own lower level club games or for mini and junior games, even up to e.g. Under 14s. In other words for all games where the society, at present, is unable to cover, due to insufficient numbers of qualified referees.

Yes, we do need more referees who are suitably qualified for the level of games they need to referee.

Get those who you know are interested, curious, able or willing to take on those games, or for those who wish to take their refereeing further. We will do everything we can train them, support them, advise and coach them, so we can all ensure that all youngsters get the best referees possible. They are the future of our game.

For details of training courses see the Courses Page. You know your members, parents, supports, all those who are keen to help out. Let us know too.

On this website are numerous ways to get in touch by contacting anyone listed on the Committee page.

Please help us to help you and the game, We look forward to hearing from you.