The Pacific Northwest Rugby Referee Society is committed to ensuring a safe and enjoyable environment for the game of Rugby Union Football. The society’s members acknowledge that they participate in an organization that provides a service to the Pacific Northwest Rugby Football Union and pledge to referee each match fairly and impartially within the Laws of the Game.The society also pledges to recruit, develop and promote referees through clinics, meetings, certification courses, peer, coach and player feedback as well as formal evaluation and coaching.

The society’s goal is to encourage referees to do their part to promote the game of Rugby in a positive way by their actions on and off the field.

“The game may only be to move a ball forward on a dirt field, but the task can be accomplished with an unshackled joy and its memories will be a permanent delight. The women and men who play on that rugby field are more alive than too many of us will ever be. The foolish emptiness we think we perceive in their existence is only our own.”