CARFU Referee Society

CARFU Referee Society CARFU Referee Society The Chicago Area Rugby Football Union Referee Society exists to: • To referee rugby in the Chicago Area ensuring the safety and fairness of the sport • To work with the Chicago Area Rugby Football Union (CARFU) to promote referees and the recruitment of new rugby referees • To develop, improve, disseminate, and encourage the use of standardized techniques and mechanics for rugby refereeing • To foster cooperation and improve relationships between rugby referees and the clubs within CARFU and the Midwest.
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Membership is open to rugby referees within Chicago and the surrounding suburban areas.

Not sure how well that would go over if this happened in rugby. You think he would be invited to the social?#benicetoref...
12/07/2020
Football player tackles ref after being ejected from game - CNN Video

Not sure how well that would go over if this happened in rugby. You think he would be invited to the social?

#benicetoreferees
#wearepeopletoo
#NotWelcomeOnThePitch

https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2020/12/04/football-player-tackles-referee-texas-high-school-orig-llr.cnn

A South Texas high school football player was charged with assault after rushing from the sideline and knocking a referee to the ground during a game.

Take a moment to help local rugby!!! The Chicago Lions need your help with votes for the Chicago Innovation Awards. Voti...
10/15/2020
2020 Nominees - Chicago Innovation

Take a moment to help local rugby!!! The Chicago Lions need your help with votes for the Chicago Innovation Awards. Voting ends tonight!!!

Congratulations to the Nominees for the 2020 Chicago Innovation Awards! See the Top 100 Finalists and vote for the People's Choice Award winner: - Chicago Innovation

Enjoy an evening of tonight to see the screening of a rugby movie an inner-city high school’s first rugby team. Sign up ...
09/16/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Screening of 'The Rugby Boys of Memphis" and Q&A with PepsiCo. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Enjoy an evening of tonight to see the screening of a rugby movie an inner-city high school’s first rugby team. Sign up below.

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_F9SkGvURRAeEjqhZci3Aug

At an inner city high school in South Memphis Tennessee an unlikely sport has arisen, and with it a team of untapped potential. In a gritty inspirational short documentary film directed by Oscar nominated and Emmy winning David Darg, the Rugby Boys of Memphis follows the Power Center Academy’s fir...

The Girl Behind The Face
06/22/2020

The Girl Behind The Face

Congratulations!
Mui has been an Under 12s rugby referee for over 8 years! Last night Mui won the Harry Brickwood Trophy for, she says: ‘A large contribution to the referees society over the past year’
Mui says: “To be recognised for my services to the Hong Kong Rugby Referees Society is something incredibly special. I am so thankful for the support of the entire hk rugby referee community for their support and advice over the years. I’m hopeful that this award will push me to become an even better referee. I have to thank Hugh Watkins and Matt Rodden and the team for their unbelievable support over the years in allowing me to be a part of HK Rugby despite my on-field limitations. I hope I do you proud.”
Please “like” & “share” our page: The Girl Behind The Face to help us help others like Mui with Visible Difference, Ichthyosis, Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their parents who have to navigate these issues.
Thanks
Tina, Mui & me (Rog)
And check out our website and leave a comment: https://www.thegirlbehindtheface.com

Checking in with your mental health during this crazy time is good whether you are a player or referee. Tune in tomorrow...
05/13/2020

Checking in with your mental health during this crazy time is good whether you are a player or referee. Tune in tomorrow for some tips from the rugby community on how to keep a positive mental health during these challenging times.

With you.

In these COVID times, mental health is a crucial part of self-care. Feeling a little off, or going a little nuts working from home? Come hang out with Bridget Kapinus, Ali Borowsky and Andrea McKenna Brankin as they discuss mental health journeys this Thursday at 7pm on Google Meets! Here's the link: meet.google.com/vbr-pusv-gck

See you there!

For other Stars Speak episodes, check out the North Shore Youtube page:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCM9HRWYGF-SWfb-G31g5xQ

World Rugby launches virtual High Performance Academyhttps://www.world.rugby/news/569038
05/07/2020
World Rugby

World Rugby launches virtual High Performance Academy

https://www.world.rugby/news/569038

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If you are up at 1:30am tonight/tomorrow morning and you are done binge watching Netflix!!!!
04/21/2020

If you are up at 1:30am tonight/tomorrow morning and you are done binge watching Netflix!!!!

Tomorrow's Online Virtual Meeting is at the EARLIER time of 6:30pm is with Super Rugby Referee Rasta Rasivhenge, from South Africa. Facilitated by BOPRU Referee Manager Cam Russell, Rasta will be having a chat to us about his referee journey, transition between 7s/XVs, and more. He will also be available to answer some of your questions. You can either put questions in through this post, email to Cam, Ant or Cody, or online in the Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83173190582?pwd=i6cZRNuZwfXmwizAEfh_kfG4o96Hlg
Meeting ID: 831 7319 0582
Password: 010614

Relationship building from a distance workshop on Wednesday sponsored by TRRA.
03/24/2020

Relationship building from a distance workshop on Wednesday sponsored by TRRA.

Don't forget to register for our March Webinar - THIS WEDNESDAY at 8PM CST!

We're talking about the close personal relationship between referees, assistant referees, and sideline support - but don't worry we'll be more than 6ft apart at all times since this webinar is virtual ;)

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/upQqdO2rrTkqoqsK8xXPa-jxcO647Afc2g

All CARFU activity (including the L1 scheduled for March 22) will be postponed for the next 30 days effective immediatel...
03/13/2020

All CARFU activity (including the L1 scheduled for March 22) will be postponed for the next 30 days effective immediately. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Theo or the CARFU-RS Board.

Be safe.

Rugby Illinois
03/13/2020

Rugby Illinois

03/12/2020
USA Rugby Training & Education

This also relates to our L1 course to be held on March 22, 2020. We will keep you updated when we are able to reschedule.

Stay safe, healthy and be sure to wash your hands!

USA Rugby Training and Education is suspending all in-person activities until further notice. We will be contacting all those who are currently registered for courses with options. We will look to reschedule all courses when we know better about the time frames involved with this evolving situation.
Please contact us directly with any questions.

A simplified high tackle sanctioning guide
02/28/2020

A simplified high tackle sanctioning guide

HIGH TACKLE SANCTIONING GUIDE

02/02/2020

Congratulations are in order for the following referees of awards presented at the banquet.

Iron Coach of 2019 - Eric Bangeman
Iron Referee of 2019 - Valerie Berstene
Rugby Coach of 2019 - Shawn Bastic
Rugby Referee of 2019 - Amanda Cross

We also honored Al Klemp with the establishment of the Al Klemp Lifetime Achievement Award which will honor an individuals lifetime contributions to rugby on and off the pitch and efforts to help through contributions in the referee society, which have exemplified the ideals of rugby including respect, courage, loyalty, sportsmanship, discipline, and teamwork.

Thank you Al for your dedication and love for rugby and Congratulations to all honorees.

See you all next weekend at the CARFU-RS AGM.

Even if the blood on the jersey wasn’t the best idea, this response is amazing.
01/11/2020

Even if the blood on the jersey wasn’t the best idea, this response is amazing.

Class act.

It may feel like winter this weekend with some forecasted snow ❄️ but the spring season is right around the corner. Plen...
01/10/2020
Level 1 Officiating

It may feel like winter this weekend with some forecasted snow ❄️ but the spring season is right around the corner. Plenty of games to get experience! Sign up today to become a referee.

https://webpoint.usarugby.org/wp15/Events2/ViewEvt.wp?EventID=3198

The Level 1 Officiating Certification consists of online pre-course work and attendance at an in-person clinic. The course is largely practical so come dressed to run/move around (as much as your body will allow) and participate fully in the clinic.

Happy New Year. See you on the pitch soon!
01/01/2020

Happy New Year. See you on the pitch soon!

Wayne Barnes explains the high tackle direction from World Rugby that was implemented during the World Cup. Tackling bel...
11/14/2019
Rugby headlines as referee talks high tackles and England's 'best' player named

Wayne Barnes explains the high tackle direction from World Rugby that was implemented during the World Cup. Tackling below the ball line allowed for a safer game and faster offloads, thus creating player safety and longevity and a faster offload game...do you agree?

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/wales-rugby-headlines-england-robshaw-17247497

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A night with the Midwest Referees to talk scenarios pre-Midwest Championship
11/09/2019

A night with the Midwest Referees to talk scenarios pre-Midwest Championship

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Hey Referees! Your critique is very welcome this Sunday, we have an open mic for a halftime discussion should you be interested in explaining some of Mr.Jérôme Garcès rulings. Join us this Sunday for the World Cup Final! Everyone is invited! Family Friendly, BBQ, Popcorn, Big 4K Projection Screen, Raffles and Prizes for the best dressed Super Fan! http://ezregister.com/events/30818
Can anyone heading to the meeting in Lemont on Sunday give a ride to the carless?
World Rugby High-tackle sanction framework.
If you're looking for something to do with your Tuesday night, come play trivia and support Chicago Women RFC! We are hosting a trivia night fundraiser at West on North. https://www.facebook.com/events/297797007555472/
Happy Christmas to all !
When was the last time you had a look at the CARFU RS website (www.carfu-rs.com). It has undergone some updating. What else would you like to see on our website and we can add it to the list.
https://youtu.be/LnCTqhVYbBs Decision Time Referees.....