UPDATE: The details of Mike's funeral are now known- the funeral will be held on Friday 1st November, 3:00pm at Countesthorpe Crematorium, Foston Road, Countesthorpe.

Dear all

 It is with regret that I have to inform you that Mike Mortimer passed away on Monday night after a long illness.   Our thoughts are with Roanne, Coralie and the family at this time.

 Mike was a massive figure within he society for many years, and influenced many refereeing careers as training officer and as chairman for the Society.  

 He coached Rob Debney who went on to professional refereeing, Mark Elliott, Rhys Davies and George Richardson (pictured below, with Mike), all of whom went onto work as part of the National Panel, amongst others.  His influence and guidance will be missed.

 The funeral will be held on Friday 1st November, 3:00pm at Countesthorpe Crematorium, Foston Road, Countesthorpe.

 R.I.P. Mike.  

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The AGM will take place on 13 May 2019 at Vipers RFC. 

More details are contained in the calling notice which can be read here:

The annual reports can be read here:

Dear Match Official,

 In August 2018 the Rugby Football Referees' Union and England Rugby's Match Official Development Team introduced a nationally standardised approach to supporting the development of match officials, placing

the match official(s) at the centre of a two-way high quality feedback process.

 The Rugby Football Referees' Union and England Rugby's Match Official Development Team agreed the following objectives to help achieve the project's aim:

 OBJECTIVES

• Construct role descriptors for those who support match official development, i.e. Match Official Developer, Performance Reviewer and Match Official Coach

• Provide clear guidance and training to support the roles for those who support on-field match officials

• Develop a suite of Review Forms that can be used to support the development of match officials at all levels of the community game

 The purpose of this short survey is to gather feedback from all those who have had experience of being part of the review process.

 Please access the link below to share your experiences:

 https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=FMgGcSyloEi959o21DEbVU7_Co4MKEJApv9QAeIYmeFUOUpOWFVGQktaMTIyOFZGTUNVRldUQllGMi4u

Access to the link will close on Friday 25th  of January 2019.

 Kind regards,

 Jamie Leahy