NLDRFURS Youth Rugby

Serving Youth Rugby at all levels

The NLDRFURS takes great pride in its commitment to Youth Rugby throughout the Three Counties and beyond. We supply referees for all levels of game, from Schools Rugby to Representative Level.

We provide referees and Touch Judges to:

throughout the season, and actively support our County RFU Rugby Development Officers (RDO's) and Community Rugby Coaches (CRC's)

The quality of many "junior" games is arguably better than in many "senior" games, requiring greater levels of fitness, a knowledge of the Junior Law Variations and great empathy for the players. Our youth referees enjoy a high reputation within English Youth Refereeing circles.

All games are refereed within the RFU Regulations and Junior Variations, which can be obtained from the RFU by clicking here.

We are also proud to provide referees to Gullivers Sports Travel's Mini/Midi Rugby festivals in the UK, and at the Twickenham Finals of these events.

NLD Rugby Development Partnership

An RDP operates within the NLD area, overseeing many aspects of Youth Rugby within the schools and clubs in the area. The Referee's Society has close links with and representation upon this body.

Child Protection Policy

All Youth Referees are bound by the RFU/RFUW Child Protection Policy document. Any concerns raised will be dealt with initially by the NLDRFURS and then forwarded to the RFU.