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Society Benefits


The most important benefit of membership in the Society is your continued enjoyment of the game of rugby. Active members of the Society are eligible for a variety of benefits. An active member is defined as a referee who accepts assignment by the Society to five Saturday matches in a calendar year.

Benefits for active referees are:

  • Reimbursement of annual CIPP registration fees paid to USA Rugby
  • Reimbursement of match expenses
  • Law book provided annually
  • Society official jersey provided each year
  • Reimbursement of USA Rugby training and certification course fees
  • Partial reimbursement of conferences fees, on a case by case basis
  • Exchanges (on a case by case basis)
  • Annual Society Dinner for member and one guest. Dinner is usually held in conjunction with the NERFU Club Championships
  • Lunch at the Annual General Meeting in January
  • Reimbursement of NASO (National Association of Sports Officials membership

For new members in their first year refereeing in New England the Society will waive annual Society membership dues