New CIFA referees get trained

| 31/07/2015 | 0 Comments
Cayman News Service

Bruce Blake, acting CIFA president

(CNS): A group of new referees has just completed a beginner’s course hosted by the Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA). During the course, held at the George Town Primary School, the 10 participants learned about the intricacies of the laws of the game, interpreting challenges, understanding the modern game and the concept of FIFA 11 plus drills for injury prevention.

Following their success in the theoretical aspects of the course, the new referees have begun their training to develop their fitness levels and learn about the practical elements of signalling, decision making and practical game management.

Bruce Blake, acting CIFA president, has pledged his full support to referee training and development, to ensure officiating standards are improved for the new season. He hopes the new referees will take their training seriously and work hard to service the games with quality performances.

Chairman of the CIFA Referees Committee, Livingston Bailey, said he was impressed with the enthusiasm and positive attitudes exhibited by the new referees during their training sessions.

He added he is confident that these new referees, if they remain focused, will grasp the concept of modern officiating standards and excel in their performances.

Bailey said that the new season will also be enhanced with additional training for all referees. The FIFA Referee Department, under the auspices of the FIFA Referee Assistance Program, has approved advance technical and fitness training for Cayman Islands referees in November 2015, similar to what is done in other FIFA member associations.

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