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Welcome to the Society News page. Brining you the latest news from St Helens Rugby League Referees Society. 

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RFL Fitness Test 2014

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (3)

The society is pleased to announce that it will have 12 members taking part in this years RFL Fitness Test, which will be held on Sunday 7th December at the John Charles Centre for Sport, Middleton Grove, Leeds LS11 5DJ.

This includes members who are already on the RFL pathway;

  •  Denton Arnold
  • Jamie Barr
  • Tomas Frodsham
  • Sam Jones
  • Ben Patey
  • Craig Smith
  • Ryan Snelson
  • Garry Towey
  • Mike Woodhead


And also the following members who will be embarking on their first RFL Season if they pass the test;


  • Innes Arnold
  • Tolver Arnold
  • Callum Kelly


Below are the time slots allocated by the RFL;


  • Denton Arnold, Innes Arnold, Tolver Arnold, Callum Kelly, Ben Patey & Garry Towey - 12:00 (Group A)
  • Jamie Barr - 12:00 (Group B)
  • Tomas Frodsham - 12:40 (Group A)
  • Sam Jones & Craig Smith - 12:40 (Group B)
  • Ryan Snelson & Mike Woodhead - 13:00 (Group A)

The Society wishes everyone good luck and has every confidence that you'll pass. 

Christmas Meal 2014

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

The Society Annual Awards will be presented at the Christmas Meal which is being held at the Micklehead Beefeater on Sunday 7th December at 5:30pm. 

The date of the Society Christmas Meal is also the date of the RFL Fitness Test. The Society has checked with the RFL and can confirm that the fitness test will be completed by 2:30pm which will leave ample time for members to return home and get ready for the Society event.

Funding Award Results

Posted on November 5, 2014 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The result of the Lloyds Bank Community Vote has now been released and I can confirm that we have finished in second place.

The Society will therefore receive an award of £2,000.

Many thanks to all those who text, e-mailed, tweeted or went into a branch to vote for the Society. Your support is greatly appreciated.


Many thanks to society member Innes Arnold who highlighted this funding opportunity to the committee.


Lloyd's Community Funding Award

Posted on July 2, 2014 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

St Helens Rugby League Referees Society is grateful to Lloyds Bank for its inclusion as one of four local community groups in our area being considered for a funding award.


The amount of award is determined by the number of votes each group receives via; email, Twitter, SMS or in your local Lloyds Bank branch.


We appreciate your support if you can find a few seconds to vote via any or all of the channels - please use as many as you can access… and please also share this request with as many your contacts as would be willing to support Rugby League Refereeing.


When you vote please ensure you vote for us! Using the following ways;

• Go to The Lloyd’s Community Fund Website and click the Orange button in right hand corner ‘Vote For Us’ and complete the pop-up window as shown below (using your own details)

• If you have Twitter click the link shown on the same window, or simply tweet #COMMFUND WFD

• For SMS votes simply text VOTE WFD to 61119

• If you pass one of the Lloyds branches in; St Helens, Wigan, Hindley or Standish, whether you are a customer or not, you can vote by asking a member of staff for a token

• Finally, please do share this message to help us secure as many votes as possible

Thank you supporting St Helens Rugby League Referees Society.

St Helens RLRS Welcomes New Sponsorship

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

The Society welcomes our new sponsor 'Visit Benidorm'. Below is a picture taken at July's General meeting, with members posing in their new Society fleeces which were funded kindly by our sponsors. We would like to thank 'Visit Benidorm' for their support!


Hillary Steel MBE

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 12:00 PM Comments comments (0)

It is with great sadness that today we learn of the death of Hilary Steel MBE.


Hilary was a true Rugby League person who fought passionately over countless many years championing the game she loved dearly. Her tireless efforts for the Community game as a whole and the Warrington district in particular will leave a legacy for many years to come.


Hilary was a fantastic inspiration to so many people in her variety of roles in the game with her knowledge and advice, including many referees who have benefited from her support down the years.


Sadly, the cancer which she fought to the end has taken away a wonderful and visionary lady who will be terribly missed by everyone who came to know her but who now can be at peace.


On behalf of everyone at St Helens RLRS we send our sincere condolences to all her family and friends at this sad time.


Hilary's funeral will take place on Friday 9 May


Twitter Competition

Posted on March 22, 2014 at 4:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Be in with a chance of winning two tickets to the St Helens v Leeds Rhinos game on Friday 28th March (8pm kick off). To be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is follow us on Twitter @StHelensRLRS and Retweet the tweet with the competition details. The competition will be ran from Monday 3rd March (7:30pm) to Wednesday 23rd March. Good luck!" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">T&C Apply.

St Helens 10k Run

Posted on March 7, 2014 at 5:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Four of our society members will be taking part in the St Helens 10K run on Sunday 9th March. The society’s vice chairman (who will be running the 10K) has asked for sponsorship. He will be raising money for ‘The Steve Prescott Foundation’. If anyone would like to support him and help raise money for this wonderful charity please donate any amount by either following this link or by texting: ‘AMUL94’ with the amount you’d like to donate (e.g. £2) to 70070. All the proceeds will go directly to the SPF. Andrew has also promised that if he finishes the race in less than 1hr 5mins he will double the amount of money donated himself. So please help Andrew out!


Good Luck to the 4 members running;


• Tomas Frodsham

• David Gaskell

• Andrew Mulligan

• Ben Yoxall


March General Meeting

Posted on March 5, 2014 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Thank you to everyone who attended tonight’s General Meeting. With a huge thank you also to a fabulous guest speaker Ray French MBE.

AGM Summary

Posted on February 15, 2014 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Summary of the main decisions made at the 2014 Annual General Meeting for St Helens Rugby League Referees Society 2014.


Society Management


The Chairman Phil Smith & Secretary Simon Barrie where appointed to serve another 12 months in office.

Phil Smith also agreed to retain the Development Officers role, with Craig Hill continuing as Training Coordinator.


Andrew Mulligan was appointed to the vacant Vice Chairman's role.

Denton Arnold & Ryan Snelson were also appointed as Committee Officers.

Meeting Schedule


Due to the current meeting date clashing with the RFL meeting calendar the members agreed to alter the meeting schedule to the 1st Wednesday of each month - still at the Greenalls Club. This will make the next Society meeting Wednesday 5th March.

Membership Subscriptions


Membership subscriptions where frozen at last year's rates - £28 for adults & £14 for juniors (Aged 16 or below).