Welcome to CARFU Referee Society

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

Your club must sign and return the CARFU-RS Referee Services Contract 2015-2016 before a referee will be assigned.


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.

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.

2016 Game Management Guidelines Published

USA Rugby recently published the 2016 Game Management Guidelines.  Follow the link below for the updated version that includes 15s, 7s, and High School guidelines. 2016 USA Rugby Game Management Guidelines

The Future of Rugby Refereeing, Part 2

The second installment in Richard Every’s series “The Future of Rugby Refereeing” is now published.  You can read Part 2 here: The Future of Rugby Refereeing, Part 2

Series: The Future of Rugby Refereeing

Richard Every, USA Rugby High Performance Referee Manager, is the author of a series of publications on rugby refereeing. You can read Part 1 here: The Future of Rugby Refereeing, Part One