Next CARFU Referee Society meeting: March 28

Who knew a little bit of snow could throw Chicagoans for a loop? Due to the first sticking snow of 2017, we’ve postponed the referee society meeting originally scheduled for March 14 to March 28. All other details remain the same—we’ll meet at The Rugby Club at 3614 N. Damen at 7:00pm. Block off your […]

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, […]

Fall 2016 Invoices Due

Referee invoices for Fall 2016 matches have been sent to all clubs and payment is due by December 17, 2016. If a club submits payment after December 17, a late fee will be imposed. NOTE: it is a club’s responsibility to notify CARFU-RS if their billing information has changed to ensure the club receives their […]

All Clubs Required to Submit 2016-2017 Contract

All clubs must sign and send a renewed Club Contract to Eric Bangeman before the start of the Fall 2016 season. Click the link below for the new contract PDF. CARFU-RS referee services contract 2016-17

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 […]

Technical Zones Required For All HS Matches

Technical Zones will be required for all HS matches refereed by a CARFU Ref beginning this season, Spring 2016. If you or your club have questions, please reference USA Rugby’s Youth Resources.

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!

The Future of Rugby Refereeing, Part 3

Richard Every’s third installment in his series, The Future of Rugby Refereeing, discusses issues around new law amendment trials and the application of law changes.

New CARFU Refs Officers Elected

CARFU Refs elected officers for the current term at the Midwest Rugby Referee Society meeting last weekend.  Congratulations to Courtney White on his election to Vice President, and to the renewal/transfer of our other officers who continue to serve CARFU Refs.