Certification offered for football referees

The Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) Referees Department is offering free certification for referees and others interested in serving as match officials.

The online certification course is scheduled to be held 6-13 September 2020.

“Referees perform a vital role in the global sport of football, ensuring safety, fairness, equality and enjoyment. With the growth in football’s popularity, particularly among women and youth, the demand for match officials is always increasing,” a CIFA circular stated.

“Joining the ranks of the CIFA refereeing fraternity can be your gateway to the FIFA international panel of referees.”

Interested persons are asked to call 926-1868 or email livie@candw.ky to register for the course. Course schedule is as follows:

Day 1: Sunday 6th September 2020 – 3:00pm – 6:15pm – Introduction & Laws 1 – 5

Day 2: Monday 7th September 2020 – 6:15pm – 8:30pm – Laws 6 – 10

Day 3: Tuesday 8th September 2020 – Introduction to Practical Techniques (Referee & Assistant Referee Drills) – CIFA Field

Day 4: Wednesday 9th September 2020 – 6:15pm – 8:30pm – Laws 11 & 12

Day 5: Thursday 10th September 2020 – 6:15pm – 8:30pm – Laws 13 – 17

Day 6: Saturday 12th September 2020 – 7:00pm – 8:30pm – Review in preparation for Examination

Day 7: Sunday 13th September 2020 – 3:30pm – 5:30pm – Referee Certification Examination

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