About CARFU Referee Society

The Chicago Area Rugby Football Union Referee Society exists to

  • To referee rugby in the Chicago Area ensuring the safety and fairness of the sport
  • To work with the Chicago Area Rugby Football Union (CARFU) to promote referees and the recruitment of new rugby referees
  • To develop, improve, disseminate, and encourage the use of standardized techniques and mechanics for rugby refereeing
  • To foster cooperation and improve relationships between rugby referees and the clubs within CARFU and the Midwest.
Membership is open to rugby referees within Chicago and the surrounding suburban areas.
This site is to assist referees and players in learning and appreciating the laws that govern our beautiful game as well as to help coordinate the assigning of Referees throughout the Chicago area. The referees of CARFU RS are dedicated to striving for excellence in rugby refereeing, from our territorial panel referees to our most recent recruits. Our Society is organized for the purpose of contributing to the growth of rugby at all levels of play for all ages, through competition at local, state, national, and international levels, and to improve the position and standards of the game of Rugby Union in the Chicago area, the Midwest Territory, and the United States.