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How to book a referee


All Army Rugby Union (ARU) registered clubs will have appointed referees from the Army Rugby Union Referees Society (ARURS) promoting the core values of the sports both on and off the field of play.

Appointments are in two levels:

  1. Army Senior Appointer (ASA) – Premiership, Corps and Garrison matches – the ASA will appoint to the published schedule
  2. Army Area Appointers (AAA) – Championship matches – Team administrators are to request referees

The current appointments and contact details are listed below:

Army Senior Appointer (ASA) & Ready for Rugby referee booking co-ordinatorContact
Maj Ian FarrellEmail
North (including Scotland and NI)SSgt Asif MahmoodEmail
SouthWO1 Si FudgeEmail
Europe and Rest of the WorldMajor Roy SerevenaEmail

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All Team Administrators are to;

  1. Contact the nominated referee at least 48 hours prior to the game, to confirm availability, pitch location, kick-off time, playing strips of both teams and any relevant competition regulations.
  2. If the game is cancelled, the referee is to be informed immediately, failure may result in the travel and subsistence being claimed from your unit / organisation.

All Referees are to;

    1. Referees are to confirm details with the Adviser NLT 36 hours before the match.
    2. They are to notify the Adviser ASAP in the case of cancellation.
    3. ARUS Club Feedback Survey to be completed by referee post-match.



Army Senior Appointments

To see a list of all current Army Senior Appointments please click on the link below:

January 2022 Appointments – Snr-Appointments-Jan-22-V3

February 2022 Appointments – Snr-Appointments-Feb-22-V1

Army Area Appointer South

No appointments currently available