Referees Needed Urgently

Re Saturday 2nd September

We’ve got a ref for this weekend but in addition to the couple of stalwarts who have put their hands up, we are going to struggle for club refs unless we have a pool of 3 or 4 to spread the load and non-availability.

Tony Skelton


All, just for info, I have received this from Mike Firby listing the order he has to prioritise for appointing referees.

Order of Appointments season 2017/8 Cumbria Referees

(Following RFU Guidelines renewed 14/08/2017)


North One West / East    Level 6   Penrith   St Benedict’s   Carlisle

Nat West Schools U18

North Lancs. /Cumbria  Level7    Hawcoat Park   Aspatria   Wigton   Keswick

 Saturday Colts   Wigton   Carlisle  Egremont

RFU intermediate Cup Games     School1st xv        CB u16/u18          

Cumbria 1 and North West Leagues Division 1 North Level 8

Millom   Furness  Carlisle 2  Whitehaven  Egremont  Windermere  Cockermouth  Silloth Workington  Upper Eden  Kirkby Lonsdale 2  Kendal 2

Carlisle/Kendal Senior Ladies   RFU Senior Vase   BUCS Tier 4 (Cumbria univ)        U15 and U18 Club games

Nat West Schools U15

Cumbria 2 and North West Leagues Division 2 North Level 9

Workington 2  Keswick 2  Cockermouth2  Ambleside  Egremont 2  Aspatria 2  Whitehaven 2  Wigton 2   Moresby  Creighton  Penrith 2    

Workington Ladies     Female U15/18 Club games           School games below 1st xv

North West Leagues Division 3/4North   Level 10

Kirkby Lonsdale 3  Upper Eden 2  Hawcoat Park 2 

 School Games below 1st xv

As you can see our second team is at the bottom of the list so it is extremely unlikely we will get a referee appointed all this season.

There are nominally 19 refs available this season if everyone is fit and available, so you can see there will be problems. Currently there is only me, Danny Shovelton (Millom) and Jason Brown (Windermere) in the society below a line from Egremont to Keswick. Danny is currently injured and Jason is self-employed and works some Saturdays.

If we do get a ref it will cost as they will be travelling.

If anyone wants to come forward as a club referee or even join the society, you will be more than welcome, you might even enjoy it. Please let me know.

P.S. for anyone involved in youth rugby, I am not available to referee on any Sunday.

Ciaran Trainor



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