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Futuro III course ends on a high note

The conference attracted 48 participants from around the Oceania region, which for the first time had a Beach and Futsal Referee Instructors course.#Fiji Football Association chief executive officer Bob Kumar officially closed the course and thanked all participants and instructors for their support.#Kumar said with the purpose of the course is to create consistency in instruction and interpretation. The event is one conducted annually throughout the confederation and is sponsored by the FIFA Referee Assistance Program (RAP).#Kumar also pointed out a distinctive feature this year was the introduction of Beach and Futsal Referee Instructors course. #Fiji Football Futsal and Beach referees Hari Raj Naicker and Jainut Dean attended the course.#FIFA referee instructor Steve Bennet advised the instructors to share their material and knowledge with referees and instructors in their member associations. The participants were also advised to expand FIFA’s philosophy of ‘teach the teachers’ in their respective countries.#Participants were put through a series of theoretical and practical sessions focused on referee training and education. There were also presentation sessions where the participants had to use the FIFA learning modules during micro-teaching sessions.#Participants also had to conduct micro practical sessions where simulated match incidents were created and referees were trained how to handle them.#Fiji Football Referees director Rajendra Kant Sharma said the new learning modules are very exciting and useful for referee instructors to use while carrying out training programmes for referees.#“Now it’s important for our referee instructors to teach our referees what we have learnt from the course.”#Kumar also thanked FIFA, OFC and participants for conducting this course in Fiji. Certificates were then presented to the participants.#Eight Fiji Football referees attended the course which includes referees director Rajendra Kant Sharma, Fiji Referees president Mohammed Kazim, instructors Bal Ram Nair and MukeshChand,fitness instructors Rakesh Verman, Dinamani Mudaliar, Futsal and Beach referee instructors Naicker and Dean.#Fiji FA Media#

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