Referees Society Dinner - John Bentley confirmed as speaker

Friday 05 January 2018

                   REFEREES SOCIETY Annual Dinner

Thursday 25th January 2018

The Referees Society are delighted to announce that the Season 2017-18 Annual Dinner will take place on Thursday 25th January 2018 at Newcastle Falcons.

Tickets are priced at £32, and of course the menu will feature the ever present traditional home made steak and kidney pie (with shortcrust pastry)!   

Our speakers this year have a fantastic wealth of rugby knowledge, with our main after Dinner Speaker being Ex British Lion and Dual Code International, Mr John Bentley.   

We are also delighted to report that Terry O’Neill, County President and John Spencer, President of the RFU this season will be in attendance.  Jimmy Wrightson, who needs no introduction, is responding to the speakers on behalf of the Referees Society.

As with previous seasons, there is no allocation of tickets for the Dinner - tickets will be allocated on a first come basis, so please apply early.  If you wish to book a table, the table size is for 10.  The evening begins at 7pm, with bars open from 6.45pm and the dress code is Dinner Jackets preferred. 

Please note, there is a vegetarian option on the steak and kidney pie and this a Brie and Beetroot Tart.   Please make a note on the booking form if any members of your party would like the Vegetarian main meal.

Please reply on the form below (enclosing your payment for tickets) by Wednesday 17th January 2018. Please note, in lieu of sending out tickets, an e-mail acknowledging receipt of your application will be sent to you.  (If you do not have e-mail a short letter of acknowledgement will be sent.)   

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Claire at the County Office.

Yours sincerely

Alan Beddis

Hon Dinner Secretary



Ticket Application Form

NRURS Annual Dinner – 25th January 2018












Telephone Number




Please reserve one place for me @ £32                                £

I would like to bring              guests @ £32                            £


(Cheques should be made payable to NRURS and can be post dated, if you wish, to 25.01.18)


Table/Club Preference ………………………………………………………………………………



I will require ……... vegetarian meal (s)





Please return this form to:      Claire Sharpe, County Administrator

                                                NRU County Office

                                                Druid Park


                                                Newcastle upon Tyne, NE13 8DF

Tel.  0191 2864399 (direct)    e-mail:

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