Welcome to CARFU Referee Society

The CARFU Referee Society is the local referee organization (LRO) serving the greater Chicagoland area (including northwest Indiana).

Your club must sign and return the CARFU-RS Referee Services Contract 2019-2020 before a referee will be assigned.

News

Be Part of It – Become a Referee

Chicago Area Rugby Football Union Referee Society will be hosting an introductory Referee Course in March 2020. https://webpoint.usarugby.org/wp15/Events2/ViewEvt.wp?EventID=3198 Level 1 Officiating Sunday March 22 (Kicking off at 9:00am until 5:00pm) A Level 1 Certification is one requirement to referee any contact match sanctioned by USA Rugby. The Level 1 Officiating Certification consists of online pre-course […]

The Rugby Weekend 2018

Are you going? www.therugbyweekend.com Thank you to WGN 9 Chicago and Pat Tomasulo for promoting the event this morning.

Referee Abuse

USA RUGBY DIRECTIVE Verbal abuse by team coaches, team staff or team substitutes directed at match officials or players should not be tolerated and the following process should be followed: The referee will ask the identified person to refrain from their behavior. On the second occasion the referee will EJECT the person from the grounds. […]

Pride

We at CARFU are proud of our National Panel Referees Congratulations to John Stevens, Josh Houston and Shawn Bastic on their domestic and international appointments Are you the next national panel referee?

Referee in Practice (version 2)

For many years version 1 of this guide was distributed to new referees. Version 2 was updated by the Australians (mainly because they were the authors of version 1). This guide contains excellent checklists for new and old referees alike. ARU-Referee-in-practice