Cobham RFC is working hard to develop a growing section of Club Referees. We are committed to raising and maintaining standards of refereeing to enhance both the enjoyment and safety of rugby at all levels for our young people; in particular to increase the number of trained referees for a club of our size and stature ~ No ref = no match!
We highly value those who are prepared to give their time to refereeing and offer in-house support and provide Referee Development Evenings run by the RFU.
The demand for referees is immense. Our ever growing Youth section now has 10 squads in 6 age groups (U.13 – U.18) hosting many matches each season ~ upwards of 60 this season alone. The Youth Section also hosts a very popular 10’s Tournament every Spring; this year The Samoa Youth 10’s Tournament is on Sunday 30th March.
In addition, the Mini section of Cobham RFC holds three Mini Festivals (U.7-U.12) plus the prestigious U.12 inter-county competition, The Braemar Cup. We need to provide qualified referees for all these events, in the autumn.
The London Society of Rugby Football Union Referees (LSRFUR) provides referees for all Senior matches, our U.17 & U.18 age groups and now U.16A squad League matches, subject to availability. However, we have the responsibility of providing the rest!
If you are interested in becoming a referee, please see the course sub-sections on the left of this message or simply call me.
Courses are led by Bob Ockenden from the RFU. Bob is an expert in his field. He has trained many the top referees in the country. He is highly motivating, extremely encouraging and really entertaining!
For more information on our referees development programme, please contact me at any time.
Grounds Coordinator & Club Referee Coordinator
Cobham RFC 07802 firstname.lastname@example.org