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 registration fees paid to USA Rugby and/or NCR.

  • 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.