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South Yorkshire Referees - 12 Days of Christmas

11 months ago By Daniel Woods

We are proud to supply referees at every level of the rugby pyramid, from the Premiership down to grass roots community rugby.

“Don't forget to heck out South Yorkshire Referees Facebook page too....@syorksrefs” South Yorkshire Referees

It seems very fitting then that we celebrate supplying referees to all 12 levels of the rugby pyramid over the 12 days of Christmas.

The diverse mix of referees we have in South Yorkshire is what makes us a vibrant and thriving society. Our meetings are well attended and provoke constructive debate and help with developing match officials. What more could you want as a community referee than to learn from current practising premiership match officials & officials on the PGMOT (i.e. the professionals).

It’s not just our high-level match officials that makes us unique. We have officials recently recognised for outstanding service and commitment to community rugby & helping to grow the game (and refereeing) locally. Dave England (current level 9 referee) won the Referee of the Year award 2017 and Kev Crawshaw (Former national panel AR, current level 6 referee and our secretary) was awarded the Unsung Hero Award for 2017 for all of his hard work & hours of voluntary work behind the scenes supporting community rugby and South Yorkshire Referees.

Were also proud to house Yorkshire’s highest ranking female match official, Nia Parsonage and Young u18 female match official, Georgia Loosemore adds to a strong female membership also including Sue Jones and Helen Colclough.

We’re always looking to add to our membership, so if your thinking of taking up the whistle then please get in touch and join the group!

If you haven’t seen it already, check out our Facebook page ( to see our celebration of the 12 days of Christmas & see who more of our members are!

Updated 20:11 - 1 Jan 2018 by Daniel Woods

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