Stamford School had a visit from a Japanese School on Saturday 23rd March 2019. The Society provided the referees for the U16 and U17 matches and had the help of a Japanese referee with translation of decisions if required. 

 

With the Japanese referee

   

Presenting Society ties to the captains

Dennis Belton 1933-2019.                                                   

Dennis has been one of the longest serving members of our Society, having joined on the 26th August 1965 and so has been a member for well over 50 years!

He started his love of rugby when he and his family were evacuated from London to Wales during the war. Later he was playing for Nuneaton when he was seriously injured. So when he and Mary moved to Glenfield he decided to try refereeing and joined the Leicestershire Society.

Since then Denis has been referee, Touch Judge, referee coach/mentor and has held the roles of Chairman, President and various other Committee roles. Dennis was prominent in the introduction of the first electronic appointments system EasyRef, which paved the way for our current system of appointing to games.

Dennis was a true gentleman and will be fondly remembered in the rugby circles of Leicestershire; a true stalwart of the Leicestershire Society of Rugby Union Referees