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

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News

2021 return to play information

Rugby is slowing waking up from an extended slumber throughout the Midwest, and the CARFU Referee Society is no exception. With the Midwest Rugby Union, CARFU, and Rugby Illinois having approved return-to-play protocols, the CARFU Referee Society is ready to get out on to the pitch. If you’re a referee and have questions about returning […]

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?