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Two young Canadian match officials selected to Concacaf’s referee development program

Posted on 10 April 2018 in Referees

Canada Soccer is proud to have two budding match officials attend the Program of Referee Excellence (PORE), a partnership between Concacaf and the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol Asociación (FEMEXFUT). Carly Shaw-MacLaren and Filip Dujic will attend two three-week sessions beginni More

Twenty-five Canada Soccer Referee Assessors complete annual camp in Vaughan, ON

Posted on 20 March 2018 in Referees

Canada Soccer held its annual Referee Assessors camp in Vaughan, ON 17-20 March. With an emphasis on promoting practical refereeing in the game, Canada Soccer’s Manager, Referees, Isaac Raymond said the clinic is vital to providing guidance to the assessors who are trusted with the responsibil More

Canada Soccer completes National Referee Camp in Ottawa

Posted on 6 March 2018 in Referees

Canada Soccer held its National Referee Camp in Ottawa 16-18 February 2018. In addition to fitness testing, and classroom instruction to prepare the group for the upcoming season, referees received technical instruction and direction for refereeing in Canada's top leagues in 2018. In ad More

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

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Canada Soccer is proud to have two budding match officials attend the Program of Referee Excellence (PORE), a partnership between Concacaf and the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol Asociación (FEMEXFUT). Carly Shaw-MacLaren and Filip Dujic will attend two three-week sessions beginning with a 9-29 April Toluca, MX-based course with a certification phase planned for later in 2018.

“This is an important step on the path to becoming part of the national list of referees for these young match officials,” said Isaac Raymond, Canada Soccer Manager, Referees. “Their success will be an inspiration for young match officials working in their local clubs, and at the provincial level to aspire to greater accomplishments including the FIFA list.”

This is the second installment of the PORE program after an initial cohort was run in 2017. Three of the match officials who were part of that cohort earned FIFA Referee status in 2018. That success is owed to the experience the referees receive as part of the program, including appointments to the Mexican second division, specialized classes in nutrition and leadership, and daily field/classroom technical sessions with mentors including FIFA Instructor Peter Prendergast and Concacaf Director of Refereeing Brian Hall.

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 held its annual Referee Assessors camp in Vaughan, ON 17-20 March. With an emphasis on promoting practical refereeing in the game, Canada Soccer’s Manager, Referees, Isaac Raymond said the clinic is vital to providing guidance to the assessors who are trusted with the responsibility of providing reports that gauge a referee’s promotion prospects.

“Assessors evaluate the performance of referees in matches and provide advice via feedback and a written report,” Raymond said. “At all levels of the game they are integral for the development and growth of referees.”

CONCACAF’s Supervisor of Assessors John Nielsen led the comprehensive program that serves to provide Canada Soccer’s assessors a guideline to observing, reviewing, and scoring referee performances.

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.  

 

Amato De Luca

ON

Bedik Charchafian

QC

Bob Sawtell

BC

Carman King

NS

Daniel Belleau

QC

David O'Neill

AB

Frank Major

MB

Isaac Raymond

ON

James Keast

NS

Joe Audi

ON

John Eatmon

NB

John Nielsen

BC

Jose Branco

BC

Jules Bocarro

QC

Justin Tasev

ON

Kevin Jones

AB

Len Chelack

SK

Marie-Julie Allaire

QC

Marrio Perrino

MB

Martin Batterson

NL

Mauricio Navarro

BC

Michael Tucker

ON

Nsimba Diakiese

QC

Orest Konowalchuk

AB

Rubin Smilev

BC

Steve Mortimer

ON

Tiberio de Frias

BC

Tony Camacho

ON

Canada Soccer held its National Referee Camp in Ottawa 16-18 February 2018. In addition to fitness testing, and classroom instruction to prepare the group for the upcoming season, referees received technical instruction and direction for refereeing in Canada's top leagues in 2018. In addition, Canada Soccer Deputy General Secretary Joe Guest presented to the group on future projects and opportunities for the group moving forward.

At a ceremony on the evening of 17 Feb, the following awards were handed out to celebrate achievements in 2017 and nominations for 2018.

Joe Fletcher in recognition of appointment to the CONCACAF Champions League Final
Drew Fischer in recognition of appointment to the CONCACAF Gold Cup 2017
Richard Gamache in recognition of appointment to the CONCACAF U17 Championships 2017
Phil Briere in recognition of appointment to the CONCACAF U20 Championships
Drew Fischer in recognition of appointment to the CONCACAF U20 Championships
Joe Fletcher in recognition of appointment to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017
Carol Anne Chenard in recognition of your appointment to the FIFA U20 World Cup India 2017

New National Assistant Referees
Érick Laliberté
Stefan Tanaka-Freundt

New National Referees
Mathieu Souaré
Fabrizio Stasolla
Myriam Marcotte
Isabelle Sénécal

New FIFA Assistant Referees
Melissa Snedden
Erina Cho
Micheal Barwegen
Chris Wattam

In recognition of appointment to the Jubilee Trophy Final 2017

Michelle Pye
Stéphanie Fortin
Candace Brown

In recognition of appointment to the Challenge Trophy Final 2017

Juan Màrquez
Peter Pendli
Jasmain Parr
Geoff Gamble
 

A full list of Canada Soccer National and FIFA Referees can be found here

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