I'm awaiting a few things to be sent from USA Rugby and Yorkshire but I'd expect/hope to be somewhere around a level 6. I'm connected with the Cambridge society and will be reffing through them in the upcoming season. I'll stick in a contact to Northumberland (I'm home in Newcastle at the moment) to see if they have anything going on. Would be nice to get a run out before the proper season.
Our season starts officially end of September, even though there are a few "cup" games, but not before mid-september.
As for me, my (pre) season is off to a bad start. I got my knee operated (at last) to get a painful and pretty large cyst behind the meniscus. The op went fine, but I got multiple thrombosis in my lower leg. Lost 2 full weeks unable to even stand up. I'm undergoing anti-coagulant injections every day, blood checks every week. Started physio a couple of days ago, but I reckon I won't be doing much reffing this season. But my main aim is to get back to work (self-employed) : no work - no income!! Our pre-season meeting is beginning september, with fitness tests. I'll probably help out with the stop-watch....
Hope you all have a good season