Capabilities of AFC Referee Fitness Instructors strengthened
Kuala Lumpur: The fitness of Asia’s match officials was cast under the microscope at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Referee Fitness Instructors Seminar which concluded in the Malaysian capital on Saturday.
Participants of the three-day seminar, which saw eight male and female instructors from six Member Associations take part, were put through their paces with a comprehensive curriculum aimed at enhancing the quality of refereeing fitness education and training programmes across Asia.
Futsal match officials strengthen fitness and knowledge ahead of busy 2020
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) reinforced its commitment to raise the standards of futsal match officials in Asia after successfully conducting the Futsal Referees Seminar and Futsal Referee Instructors Seminar.
The participants benefitted from the seminars in preparation for the upcoming season where a strong line-up of AFC futsal competitions are scheduled, including the AFC Futsal Championship Turkmenistan 2020 from February 26 to March 8.
Kuala Lumpur: The AFC Referee Academy programme continues to educate potential match officials, with the initiative benefitting more than 100 aspiring referees from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Member Associations since 2017.
With the aim of producing more world-class match officials, participants undergo a structured programme focused on practical, theoretical, classroom sessions, technical education and fitness. They are also educated on the latest amendments to the Laws of the Game.
It was a successful year in 2019 with Batch 2017 completing five modules of the Intermediate Level, while Batch 2018 underwent the full Introductory Level and kicked off the first module of the Intermediate Level from December 8 to 12, 2019.
AFC match officials honoured at biggest-ever Refereeing Conference
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Tuesday celebrated the achievements of its leading match officials at the start of the biggest-ever AFC Refereeing Conference which was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The opening ceremony honoured eight referees and assistant referees who were presented the AFC Referees Memento Award. The officials were recognised for their outstanding service in raising the refereeing standards in Asia.
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Asia’s Referee Directors gain valuable insights at latest workshop
Kuala Lumpur: Asian refereeing continues to raise its standards with the two-day AFC Member Associations (MA) Referee Directors Workshop 2019 which concluded on Tuesday.
A total of 39 referee directors from across the Continent participated in the bi-annual event aimed at providing the Member Associations' (MAs) Referees Departments with support and guidance to professionalise refereeing administration and education programmes at the MA level.
AFC Referees Committee Deputy Chairperson Hany Taleb B S Al-Raeesi, who gave the closing remarks, said: “I believe we have gained some useful insights during this workshop and I know every one of you is fully committed to ensuring the success of our officials.