Digital and direct marketing agency Flourish has created a multifunctional rugby referee app ( available from iTunes and Google Play with all proceeds going to the RFU Injured Players Foundation.

Rich Hartson, Flourish’s co-founder and Managing Director, coaches and referees a junior rugby team in Gloucestershire, and saw an immediate need for a multifunctional referee app to make his Sunday morning a lot easier!

Rich explained his vision to Flourish’s app development team and challenged them to come up with a self-contained, customised app, that could be used by referees at all levels of the game – Rugby Referee was born.

Rugby Referee enables referees to take complete control of a match, by putting everything they need to successfully marshall a game at their fingertips. The easy-to-use interface means no more fumbling for a pencil or notebook or scrambling around for red and yellow cards.

Key features of Rugby Referee:

  • Input team and captain names
  • Quickly record tries, penalties, drop goals and conversions with an easy-to-use interface
  • Built-in timers mean you can stay focused on the match
  • Show yellow and red cards using your phone, and keep a track of the players involved
  • Customise length of game (ideal for junior matches and training games) and sin bin period
  • Email match statistics to keep records of your games

All proceeds go to the RFU Injured Players Foundation (Registered Charity no. 1122139) Rich says: “The best innovations are driven by need, and from my own experience as a referee I knew there was a genuine need for a simple solution for referees.”

The app is available for 99p and Flourish have covered all development costs and are donating ALL proceeds to the RFU Injured Players Foundation – the Rugby Union charity that looks after seriously injured players at all levels, for life, and helps prevent future injuries through research and education.

Liam O’Reilly, RFU Injured Players Foundation Fundraiser says: “Rugby Referee is a great way for referees to keep track of everything that happens in a game and we are delighted that Flourish has decided to donate all proceeds from the sale of the app to help support injured players.”

For more information on the app please contact Rich Hartson on 0117 317 7623 or 07974 375 292

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