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Posted on 19 May 2013 in Referees
18 officials from five Provinces (BC, SK, ON, QC, NS) attended two days of intensive practical and theoretical sessions. More
Posted on 13 May 2013 in Referees
Victor Ogbechi (ON) and Etienne Bossé (QC) as the winners of the National Officials Day essay contest. More
Posted on 17 April 2013 in Referees
Canada Soccer is inviting all registered referees to participate in an essay contest in recognition of the inaugural National Officials Day. More
Posted on 27 February 2013 in Referees
Chénard, Charbonneau and Morisset to officiate at the 2013 Algarve Cup. More
Posted on 3 February 2013 in Referees
Canadian referees go through pre-season training and testing; awards presented. More
Posted on 20 November 2012 in Referees
Silviu Petrescu was voted Referee of the Year, the first such honor for a Canadian official in league history. More
Posted on 29 July 2012 in Referees
Eight officials were appointed to the tournament. More
Posted on 16 July 2012 in Referees
The Canadian Soccer Association held a two-day field education session for referees in Halifax, NS More
Posted on 20 May 2012 in Referees
The course held 18-20 May in Vaughan, ON was attended by 41 officials and 3 National Instructors. More
Posted on 28 February 2012 in Referees
Philippe Brière was appointed to the 2012 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying tournament. More
Posted on 27 February 2012 in Referees
Canadian assistant referee to officiate at 12-team competition. More
Posted on 1 February 2012 in Referees
38 officials appointed to the 2012 National List of Officials More
Posted on 1 January 2012 in Referees
Canadian international officials announced for 2012. More
Posted on 14 November 2011 in Referees
Héctor Vergara, Canada’s longest-serving official on the FIFA List of Referees and Assistant Referees, has announced his retirement. Vergara served as a FIFA official for a final time on 11 November 2011. More
Posted on 14 November 2011 in Referees
FIFA Referee Mauricio Navarro will officiate his last International soccer match on 14 November in Costa Rica where the national team will host current FIFA World Cup holders Spain in an international friendly. More
Posted on 11 May 2009 in Referees
It has been brought to the Canadian Soccer Association's attention that its official Referee Badge has been reproduced illegally and is being distributed for profit. These counterfeit badges do not comply with the Association's 2009 Branding Guidelines and are not permitted to be worn by registered referees.
To determine if your badge is authentic, judge your badge against the correct Canadian Soccer Association logo. If the font is noticeably incorrect, the bottom portion of the ball' is stitched differently and has a raised texture, then your badge is most likely a counterfeit. More
Posted on 1 January 2009 in Referees
The Canadian Soccer Association is proud to announce that 13 officials have been named to the 2009 FIFA List of Referees and Assistant Referees. The list features seven referees (four male and three female) and six assistant referees (four male and two female). All seven Canadian referees were in fact retained from the 2008 FIFA List. Those seven referees are Steve Depiero, Mauricio Navarro, Silivu Petrescu, Paul Ward, Carol-Ann Chénard, Darci Kruse and Michelle Pye. Of note in 2008, Ms. Chénard took part in the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Chile 2008 while Ms. Pye took part in the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup New Zealand 2008. More
Posted on 8 March 2008 in Referees
122nd Annual General Meeting of the International Football Association Board
At its meeting today in Gleneagles (Scotland), the International Football Association Board (IFAB), has decided to put on ice the goal-line technology and to stop tests in this area until further notice. Amongst others, the questions of the human aspect of the Game, the universality of the Laws of the Game, as well as the simplicity and efficiency of the technology were taken into consideration.
But the IFAB has approved a proposal from FIFA to conduct an experiment involving two additional assistant referees who will mainly focus on the fouls and misconduct in the penalty area. The competition in which this test will be conducted will be decided at a later stage. More
Posted on 20 December 2006 in Referees
OTTAWA, ONTARIO - The Canadian Soccer Association has received confirmation from FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) that 16 Canadian officials will be included in the International List of Match Officials for 2007 effective January 1st.
FIFA publishes a list of referees and assistant referees that are eligible to officiate at international matches. The list is drawn from the National Soccer Associations nominations for officials who meet the conditions required by FIFA.
Posted on 4 November 2005 in Referees
Ottawa, Ontario The Canadian Soccer Association will be losing one of its most valuable resources in November.
FIFA has announced the hiring of former Canadian international referee Sonia Denoncourt, one of the most respected FIFA officials and certainly one of the best officials to ever represent Canada. Denoncourt is expected to assume her new role with FIFA in early December.
This is a superb opportunity for Sonia and we certainly wish her the best in this new and exciting role, said Andy Sharpe, President of the Canadian Soccer Association. In this case, Canada loses one of its most prized resources but in turn, FIFA gains perhaps the most recognizable female officials in the game.
Denoncourt will take over the newly formed Women's Referee Development' program for soccer's world governing body and will be based at FIFA's headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. More
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