6 Nations Viewing Party! – Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018

Join the CARFU RRS on Saturday, February 3rd, at the Blaze Clubhouse to kick off 6 Nations rugby. Take this opportunity to hang out with your referee pals, eat (or drink) some breakfast, and ultimately talk rugby. Location: Blaze Clubhouse, 13011 Smith Road, Lemont, IL 60439 Match Kick-off Times: 8:15am Wales vs Scotland 10:45am France […]

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 […]

Level 1 Rugby Referee Course – Feb. 25, 2018

Level 1, Rugby Referee Certification Course Hosted by: Chicago Area Rugby Referee Society Where: Taft High School, 6530 W Bryn Mawr Avenue, Chicago, IL 60631 When: February 25, 2018, 8am – 5pm Level 1 Course Covers: Game Knowledge Role of Referee Planning and Preparation Game & Risk Management Requirements for the course: $75 course fee* […]

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.