Local referees get refresher
February 5, 2013
Local referees get refresher

The referees and referees’ assistants who will be featured in the soon to commence inter-community/league football competition last weekend were engaged in a three-day refresher workshop.{{more}}

The workshop, put on by the St Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation (SVGFF), was held at its office on Bentinck Square, Kingstown.

In attendance were seasoned referees and those who are relatively new to the sport and a few new entrants to officiating.

The course looked at topics including the laws of the game, referees’ techniques, duties and guidelines for referees, the classification of the various types of challenges, fouls and misconducts among others.

The course involved theoretical sessions, along with video analyses, practical sessions and quizzes and trivia.

Last Saturday, the participants were on hand at the nearby Victoria Park for first-hand matches involving four youth teams.

On Sunday, they journeyed to the Campden Park Playing Field and analysed a match in the All Leeward competition.

Several plenary discussions were held for the duration of the course, which was conducted by Clemroy “Bert” Francois, Andrew Bramble, Carl Dickson and Timothy Hazelwood.

At the end of the workshop, Bramble told SEARCHLIGHT that he was generally pleased with the participation of the referees.

He said the highlight of the three days was the fact that facilitators were able to see the participants in practice and analyse their output in a holistic manner.

Bramble said the workshop was timely, ahead of the inter-community league competition.

Bramble said he believed that once the participants continue to work hard at their tasks, St Vincent and the Grenadines will be the beneficiary of some quality football match officials. (RT)