Protocol - Across Society Refereeing

Dear All,

Earlier this year I send out an e-mail regarding across society refereeing. This e-mail is just a reminder of the following protocol.

1. No referee society member can accept any invitation to referee outside his or her society boundaries without the following:

  • Inform your society chairperson.
  • Obtain written permission from your society chairperson.
  • Society chairperson must now obtain written permission from the host society, stating the reason of the invite, match details, qualification of referee and current league of referee.
Inform your referees accordingly. Each society does have a Code of Conduct. Please do not hesitate to discipline members who are in breach of this protocol. We need to respect our fellow societies and fellow referees.



Alfred Ross
Executive Member Society Matters
South African Rugby Referee Association