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Referees Admin

Referees Admin

The content of this page is primarily for the use of members of the Ulster Society of Rugby Football Referees (USRFR: The Society).

This area relates to the administration support for society members and as a depository of information and resource

The protection of young persons when in association with our sport is paramount.

To assist in this the IRFU, the Ulster Branch and the Society have a number of support mechanisms in place.

Society members may seek guidance and support from our CHILD PROTECTION OFFICER:

Bill Halliday
07526 946595

Our rep to the youth committee is also available for more generic issues:

Michael Cairnduff
07880 743875

The Branch CPO is:
Paul Whitten

You can view the here:

IRFU Safeguarding Policy

To obtain further understanding of the workings of the policy, view the:

IRFU Safeguarding page.

View the society code of conduct and child protection policy..

Recent Law Clarifications issued by World Rugby can be found here:

2018 World Rugby Law Clarification No.2

The primary IT resource for the management of referee fixtures & appointments is the eSport platform and its associated packages.

Ulster Rugby Referee eSport Manual

Guide on how to manage availability

For further guidance contact Jill at the branch: jill.mccullough@ulsterrugby.com

Referees appointed to cup finals matches alongside Society Touch Judges may wish to use the Communications Kit. Please contact Gerry Wright (g.wright20@ntlworld.com) for availability. You will be responsible for pickup and timely return of the kit. Please allow sufficient additional time pre-match for setup and familiarisation.

The User Manual can be found here:

Comms User Manual

In the unusual case of no referee appearing and with 2 sides ready to play and a different referee in the grounds is asked to ref.

The referee should make contact with a society selector or the Hon Sec. of the Society.

Ulster Branch Rules & Regs for occasion when referee fails to arrive

Everard Russell (M. 07984 881063) has agreed to be the point of contact if any referee becomes unavailable to fulfil their selected fixture shortly before that fixture and if the Branch office is closed (Friday evening/Early Saturday).

Please enter Everard’s mobile number into your contacts. If you cannot contact Everard, then try the Hon Secretary or the President.

Please back up the cry off notice via email to Jill ASAP so as she is fully appraised of the development and can alter your status on eSport: jill.mccullough@ulsterrugby.com

Branch voicemail (02890 494834) is picked up by staff at 9:30 am on Saturdays.

During the compulsory on line registration of your membership at https://eSurv.org a number of documents were referred to.

You may review them here:

– code of conduct and child protection policy..

– Child welfare: IRFU safe guarding policy

In the event of a cancelled game and in receipt of a prompt for a text return please view the guidelines on text returns here.