Women’s referees workshop a success

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The South African Football Association (Safa) held its National Women Referees Workshop with participants from around the country.

The workshop started on Friday, 14 May and came to an end on Wednesday, 19 May.

Female match officials had the mandatory fitness test at the University of Johannesburg, Soweto campus – coupled with a number of other activities.

Safa head of referees, Abdul Ebrahim added that: “This workshop is centred on ensuring that in the end, we have fully fit athletes. We wanted to ensure that we give the women tools so that they can excel in their profession hence we focussed mainly on the laws of the game.”

NEC member and Chairperson of the National Referees Committee Mrs Natasha Tsichlas also expressed her excitement with the progress of women referees in the country and was proud of the women who took part in this important workshop.

“We are giving our match officials the very best as we have invited Ms Gladys Lengwe from Zambia who is a Caf Technical Instructor, to be part of the workshop,” said Mrs Tsichlas.

‘’Our very own Jerome Damon and FIFA Regional Development Officer (RDO) is also helping with this workshop. I would like to give special thanks to Vusi Mdhluli (Fitness Instructor), Quincy Vorster (Athletics coach), Lerato Pule (Psychologist), Moloko Mehlape (Dietitian) and not forgetting our own National Referees Coordinator for putting everything together and ensuring that everything goes on smoothly.”

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By FARPost Reporter

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