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 2019-2020 before a referee will be assigned.
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
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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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 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