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 […]

Society Meeting & Elections – Thur. Feb. 8, 2018

When: Thursday, February 8, 2018, 7pm – 8:30pm Location: ARC – Athletic Recreation Center, 8201 S Janes Avenue, Woodridge, IL 60517   Agenda: 7:00pm – Introductions 7:10pm – Player Welfare Conversation (Head Injury Protocols), John L. Honcharuk, Athletico Physical Therapy 7:30pm- Officer Reports: Treasurer, RDO, REO, RRO, Assigner, Vice President, President 7:50pm – CARFU Elections* – President (2 year […]

CARFU Referee Society AGM: February 13

Our next CARFU Referee Society meeting will be held Monday, February 13 starting at 7pm.  We secured Players Indoors in Naperville for the meeting, as we were given a room, plus access to the field turf for an additional hour. We’ll have Officer elections, so if anyone is interested in a position, please email Shawn directly.  Due for election […]

Midwest Rugby Referee Society AGM is Feb 18-19

Midwest Rugby Referee Society will be holding its Annual General Meeting on February 18 and 19 in Indiana. All member referees located in any of the Midwest member societies, or anyone interested in learning more about rugby refereeing are welcome. Contact your local Midwest member referee society or check back here for updates on location, time, […]

2016 Spring Season News Update

CARFU Refs have been active very active in the rugby world as the first few weeks of a very busy Spring 2016 season gets underway. Here are some news highlights on some of our own CARFU Referees: Recognition: Congratulations are in order to Amanda Cross and Shawn Bastic on their well-earned appointments. Amanda has been […]

Amanda Cross Earns First USA Rugby Appointment

Congratulations to Amanda Cross on her first USA appointment at the Club Championships in Tucson, AZ on May 21-22. This is a huge opportunity for her, and CARFU Refs wish her luck!