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.
Sydney: Australia's Kate Jacewicz created history on Saturday as the first female referee appointed to the A-League Referees Panel.
An eight-time referee-of-the-year in the women's W-League, she was one of 11 officials named on the A-League's referees panel.
"Kate is without doubt one of the leading referees in the world at any level and we congratulate her on the appointment to the A-League referees panel," said Football Federation Australia President Mr. Chris Nikou.
Kuala Lumpur: 23 referee instructors further enhanced their knowledge and expertise, following the conclusion of the AFC Certified Referee Instructors Workshop in the Malaysian capital on Friday.
The three-day workshop conducted by AFC experts and the British Council was a follow up from an evaluation from last February that saw the successful instructors continuing the programme, which is the first of its kind in the world wide refereeing community.
The programme emphasises quality over quantity and provides educators with the highest possible professional work environment.
Match officials for FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019 appointed
Sao Paulo: With less than three months to go before the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019 kicks off, the FIFA Referees Committee has appointed 20 trios of match officials, five Support Referees and 17 Video Assistant Referees (VARs), representing all six Confederations.
Twelve Asian officials have been appointed for the tournament, with the contingent led by referees Khamis Al Marri from Qatar, Australia's Chris Beath and China PR's Ma Ning.
Highly-acclaimed VAR Course to strengthen AFC’s capabilities
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) commitment to embrace the AFC Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system was demonstrated when the Continent’s top 40 match officials completed the second edition of the VAR course on Monday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Led by International Football Association Board (IFAB) Technical Director, David Elleray, and AFC VAR technical experts Ali Al Traifi, Subkhiddin Mohd Salleh, Farkhad Abdullaev and Hakan Anaz, the five-day course included match analysis of more than 20 matches.
Simultaneously, an additional team of VARs worked with a surrogate referee to reinforce the importance of communications, teamwork, the line of intervention as well as VAR protocol and procedures.