Welcome to the WP Refs Society Website

The Western Province Rugby Referees’ Society is an affiliate of the Western Province Rugby Union.  It is responsible for the recruitment, training, grading and appointment of referees to all sanctioned games in the Province, primarily at club level but also to school games where possible.

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January 2022 Newsletter

Following a recent strategic and operational planning meeting, please see below for a letter from the Chairperson giving news and meeting feedback for the referee community. A link is also provided for downloading this newsletter. Newsletter – January...

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AGM Elections

On 28 October 2021 the Western Province Rugby Referees’ Society AGM was conducted via MS Teams. The following office bearers was elected in the elections which was presided by Ms Meerushni Govender. See below or click here to...

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The latest Annual Financial Report for 2021 has been uploaded to our website. Please visit the link below to read the report.wprugbyrefs.co.za/resources/#annual-reports ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy birthday to our referees’ manager. It’s the last one as a Union employee. What a legend! ... See MoreSee Less
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It is our vision to SUPPORT the DEVELOPMENT of referees of WORLD STANDARD that are willing to serve rugby at all levels in Western Province, South Africa and in World Rugby.


To achieve our vision, we believe that we need to be successful at the following:

–  Building a working relationship with Western Province Rugby Football Union (WPRFU)and the South African Rugby Referees’ Society (SARRA) based on trust and mutual respect.

–  Developing referees at all levels in the Society that are equitably representative of the rugby-playing public in Western Province and South Africa.

–  Providing training and development programmes and referees’ coaches of worldstandard.

–  Providing opportunities that will equip sufficient referees to deliver an effective service at all levels.

–  Ensuring that all referees have thorough knowledge of rugby laws and meet the fitness requirements.

–  Delivering efficient and well-maintained business and financial systems.

–  Organising systematic and well-planned appointments of referees to all games in Western Province Rugby.

  Meaningful recommendations to SARRA regarding laws and changes to laws that can improve the game of rugby.


We believe in the following values:

ACCOUNTABILITY:  We are accountable and responsible in everything we do.

TRUSTWORTHTY:  We can be trusted that we will always act with integrity and honesty at all times.

MUTUAL RESPECT: We will treat every person with respect and human dignity.

TRUTH TELLING: We will be transparent and honest in our communications, in order to reach a mutual understanding with people we encounter.

PROFESSIONALISM: We will always be highly motivated in everything we do and act with dignity and respect of our profession.

TOTAL COMMITMENT: We will be loyal and committed to our members and rugby as a whole