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Canada Soccer completes its National Referees List

Posted on 13 December 2017 in Referees

Canada Soccer has named 25 match officials to its 2018 National Referees List. They will join the 17 previously named to the FIFA International Referees List at a camp in Ottawa in February 2018 where they will receive competency training and fitness testing before being confirmed to the list for th More

Seventeen Canadian Match Officials named to FIFA International Referees List

Posted on 5 December 2017 in Referees

Canada Soccer is pleased to announce the appointment of 17 of its match officials to the FIFA International Referee List including five new additions for 2018. There are 12 returning match officials and one retirement for the upcoming season. In addition, Canada Soccer places three candidates for th More

Canadian referees prepare for a busy 2018

Posted on 30 October 2017 in Referees

Canadian FIFA Referee Carol Anne Chenard and FIFA Assistant Referees Marie-Han Gagnon-Chretien and Chantal Boudreau attended the CONCACAF Women's Elite Course in San José, Costa Rica from October 19-22. The focus during this course was on physical fitness and technical training involving ses More

Fletcher appointed for pivotal World Cup Qualifier

Posted on 27 October 2017 in Referees

Canadian FIFA List Assistant Referee Joe Fletcher has been named to the officiating crew for the pivotal inter-confederation playoff match More

Lifelong learning key to Canada Soccer Referee Instructors

Posted on 25 October 2017 in Referees

A group of Canada Soccer’s top referee instructors and assessors recently attended courses intended to provide them with the tools to educate our nation’s top officials. In September at the FIFA Futuro III Course in Montego Bay, Jamaica six Canadians joined more than 30 technical instru More

Canada Games provides young match officials a proving ground

Posted on 9 August 2017 in Referees

Eighteen young female match officials were selected to officiate the tournament More

Canada Soccer completes National Referee Assessor Clinic

Posted on 24 March 2017 in Referees

Canada Soccer’s National Referee Assessor Clinic was held March 17-19 in Toronto More

Three retiring international referees honoured during National Referees Camp

Posted on 14 February 2017 in Referees

Canada Soccer held its annual National Referee Camp in Toronto 10-12 Feb More

Professional Referee Organization Hires Howard Webb to Manage Video Assistant Referee Operations

Posted on 7 February 2017 in Referees

Webb to oversee development, assessment, and assignment of Video Assistant Referees for PRO MLS to implement Video Assistant Referee testing in select preseason matches beginning Friday More

MLS to Continue Video Assistant Referee Testing in Select Preseason Matches

Posted on 6 February 2017 in Referees

Major League Soccer and the Professional Referee Organization (PRO) today announced that live, in-game testing of video assistance for referees is being conducted during select MLS preseason matches. More

Canada Soccer hosts national referee instructors in Ontario

Posted on 19 December 2016 in Referees

Canada Soccer’s current and future national referee instructors were recently hosted in Toronto, ON in preparation to changes forthcoming in 2017. More

Marie-Soleil Beaudoin to referee semi-final at FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016

Posted on 17 October 2016 in Referees

Beaudoin officiating at her first FIFA final competition More

Marie-Soleil Beaudoin appointed to FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016

Posted on 27 September 2016 in Referees

Marie-Soleil Beaudoin More

Canada Soccer’s appointed Olympic officials depart for Rio

Posted on 27 July 2016 in Referees

Referee Carol Anne Chenard and assistant referees Marie-Josée Charbonneau and Suzanne Morisset More

Chénard, Charbonneau and Morisset will officiate at the Rio 2016 women’s football tournament

Posted on 2 May 2016 in Referees

Referee Carol Anne Chenard and assistant referees Marie-Josée Charbonneau and Suzanne Morisset were among the FIFA appointees More

Canada Soccer pre-season camp for national officials

Posted on 22 February 2016 in Referees

On-field and in-class sessions were organised from 19-21 February. More

Canadian officials appointed to 2016 FIFA List of Referees and Assistant Referees

Posted on 4 January 2016 in Referees

Along with the list of FIFA officials, Canada Soccer has also announced the 2016 list of national referees and assistant referees. More

Canada Soccer appoints Isaac Raymond new Manager, Referee Department

Posted on 1 September 2015 in Referees

Isaac Raymond, FIFA Futuro III referee technical and fitness instructor, and national assessor More

Canada Soccer completes 2015 Provincial Promotion Course

Posted on 18 May 2015 in Referees

Canada Soccer held its annual Provincial Promotion Referee Course 16-18 May in Montreal, QC More

Referees and assistant referees undergo intensive Canada 2015 preparations

Posted on 25 April 2015 in Referees

A quartet of Canadian officials amongst the referees and assistant referees preparing for Canada 2015. More

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Canada Soccer has named 25 match officials to its 2018 National Referees List. They will join the 17 previously named to the FIFA International Referees List at a camp in Ottawa in February 2018 where they will receive competency training and fitness testing before being confirmed to the list for the 2018 season.

New appointees to the National List include Referees Miryam Marcotte (QC), Isabelle Senécal (QC), Mathieu Souaré (QC) and Fabrizio Stasolla (ON) and Assistant Referees Érick Laliberté (QC) and Stefan Tanaka-Freundt (BC).

The Full National Referees list in 2018 will be: David Barrie (ON), Geoff Gamble (ON), Francis Latulippe (QC), Pierre-Luc Lauzière (QC), Miryam Marcotte (QC), Juan Márquez (BC), Silviu Petrescu (ON), Alain Ruch (BC), Yusri Rudolf (ON), Isabelle Senécal (QC), Mathieu Souaré (QC), Fabrizio Stasolla (ON), Alexis Vaughan (ON).

The National Assistant Referees list in 2018 is: Lyes Arfa (QC), Philippe Bettez-Quessy (QC), Candace Brown (BC), Gianni Facchini (ON), Graham Forsyth (MB), Stéphanie Fortin (QC), Sean Hornsby (ON), Érick Laliberté (QC), Peter Manastyrsky (MB), Jasmain Parr (BC), Peter Pendli (ON), Andre Pickler (QC), Stefan Tanaka-Freundt (BC).

Canada Soccer is responsible for the development and training of match officials for amateur and professional competitions in Canada. In partnership with our Provincial and Territorial Associations and sanctioned professional leagues, Canada Soccer provides development and training opportunities to advance to the national list of referees and nominations to the FIFA list.

Canada Soccer is pleased to announce the appointment of 17 of its match officials to the FIFA International Referee List including five new additions for 2018. There are 12 returning match officials and one retirement for the upcoming season. In addition, Canada Soccer places three candidates for the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ France 2019 and one candidate for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Russia on the list.

Referees returning to the list from 2017 are FIFA Women’s World Cup™ France 2019 candidates Marie-Soleil Beaudoin, Carol Anne Chénard, as well as, Sheena Dickson, Drew Fischer and David Gantar. Assistant Referees returning include 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Russia candidate Joe Fletcher, and FIFA Women’s World Cup™ France 2019 candidate Chantal Boudreau, as well as, Daniel Belleau, Philippe Brière, Marie-Han Gagnon Chretien, Richard Gamache and Oscar Mitchell-Carvalho.

Newly appointed Assistant Referees for 2018 are Micheal Barwegen (Coaldale, AB), Chris Wattam (Vancouver, BC), Erina Cho (Coquitlam, BC) and Melissa Snedden (Oakville, ON). In addition, Chris Grabas (St-Léonard, QC) joins the list as Canada’s first ever FIFA referee in Futsal.

“Promotion to the FIFA International Referee List is an honour bestowed on Canada Soccer’s top match officials that have demonstrated the highest level of professional integrity and performance,” said Peter Montopoli, Canada Soccer General Secretary. “Congratulations to these 17 men and women who have all showcased themselves to be deserving of their place among the top echelon of match officials globally.”

Kamloops, BC native Michelle Pye will be retiring from the list after 2017. Pye was first appointed to the FIFA List in 2007 and was honoured with a Canada Soccer International Achievement Award at the 2017 Canada Soccer Annual Meeting of the Members.

Canada Soccer is responsible for the development and training of match officials for amateur and professional competitions in Canada. In partnership with our Provincial and Territorial Associations and sanctioned professional leagues, Canada Soccer provides development and training opportunities to advance to the national list of referees and nominations to the FIFA list.

 

 

Canadian FIFA Referee Carol Anne Chenard and FIFA Assistant Referees Marie-Han Gagnon-Chretien and Chantal Boudreau attended the CONCACAF Women's Elite Course in San José, Costa Rica from October 19-22. The focus during this course was on physical fitness and technical training involving sessions both in the classroom and on the field.

Instruction was led by Kari Seitz (Senior Manager, FIFA Refereeing Department), Jennifer Bennett (FIFA), Leonel Leal (CRC), Kaleisha Antoine (FIFA), Alan Morgan Brown (FIFA) and Canada’s own Michelle Pye.

The Elite course prepares and advises CONCACAF’s top female Referees and Assistant Referees for the very busy upcoming year which will include the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup from 5-24 August 2018.

Canada Soccer is responsible for the development and training of match officials for amateur and professional competitions in Canada. In partnership with our Provincial and Territorial Associations and sanctioned professional leagues, Canada Soccer provides development and training opportunities to advance to the national list of referees and nominations to the FIFA list.
 

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