The 2017 President's Lunch was held at Longcliffe Golf Club with referees, their partners and friends enjoying a great 3 course lunch.
Kerrel Wills has great pleasure in inviting you and your partner to his President’s Lunch to be held at the Longcliffe Golf Club, Loughborough on Sunday 28th October 2018 13:00 for 13:30
Lunch will comprise three courses and conclude with coffee and chocolates. Double tickets are £36.
As a gesture, to thank you for your support at the lunch, the Society will provide a bottle of red and a bottle of white wine per table to assist wash the meal down.
We have use of a private room which is able to cater for 60 people.
The lunch will be organised in up to 6 tables of 10. If you are not in a party of 10 please indicate who you would like to be seated with and we will try our best to accommodate your request.
Members enjoying the dinner in 2017
We have been asked by the RFU to remind all referees of the correct protocols regarding suspected cases of concussion during matches.
As detailed in the RFU Headcase guidance you should understand and implement the 4 R's - RECOGNISE, REMOVE, RECOVER, RETURN
If you feel the need to remove a player from the field due to suspected concussion then please note that they can take no further part in the game and should be referred to a medical practitioner.
Head Injury Assessments (where a player can be assessed and cleared to return) only apply to the top tiers and not to Levels 5 or below. There are no HIA's at our levels of the game
If you ask for a player to be removed due to suspected concussion, then you must not allow them to return to play. Equally if a team takes a player off due to suspected concussion, you must not allow them to return.
This is why you really need to be a able to RECOGNISE symptoms of concussion so complete the online course if you haven't done so already.
Finally - if a player is injured during your game and requires an ambulance or a hospital visit, you must inform John Hill our Secretary
There is no dispute that player safety is a major part of our duties as a referee. This means we have an obligation to maintain an awareness of and, where possible, control of situations that can lead to serious injury (take high tackles as an example).
Concussion is a very real threat to player safety and the seriousness of it can sometimes not be immediately apparent. Undetected, it can lead to some very unpleasant outcomes which could even be life threatening.
For this reason, the RFU insists that head injuries are treated with the highest priority and that those directly involved in the game (players/coaches/officials/physios etc) are properly trained to recognise and respond to possible incidences of concussion.
If you have not already done so, you are strongly urged to complete the Online Concussion Training Module – Headcase. This will take around 20mins and can be accessed at :
LSRUR referees have so far been slow to complete this course and I urge you to do so without delay to prove that we operate to the best standards and prioritise player safety.
You may even save someone’s life.