Canada Soccer hosts Female Referee Symposium

Twenty-nine female referees participate in Female Referee Symposium hosted by Canada Soccer

Canada Soccer hosted a Female Referee Symposium in Toronto, ON on 16-17 October. The symposium brought together female referees from across Canada who were nominated by their Member Association from their development programs to attend alongside female members of Canada Soccer’s National list and NextGen program.

FIFA Referee Instructors Michelle Pye and Hector Vergara, along with recently retired FIFA referees Carol Anne Chenard and Sheena Dickson, led the participants through the symposium which sought to provide education, insights, and shared experiences through classroom and field exercises. The group competed both technical and fitness training. In addition, the group were in attendance at two Canadian Premier League matches with members of this group as part of the officiating teams.

For information on Canada Soccer’s Referee Program including details on the National List and NextGen List, match appointments, profile details, media files, and more visit: www.canadasoccer.com/referee.

Canada Soccer National List

  • Gabrielle Lemieux
  • Myriam Marcotte
  • Chantal Boudreau
  • Stephanie Fortin
  • Marie-Han Gagnon
  • Carl Shaw-Maclaren
  • Melissa Snedden
  • Alexis Vaughan

Canada Soccer NextGen List

  • Sheila Couture
  • Isabelle Duclos
  • Sabrina Ferraz
  • Camille Raymond

Provincial Referees

Alberta

  • Ashton Engler
  • Harsimrit Lakhyan

British Columbia

  • Sydney Berridge
  • Laura Rincon

Newfoundland & Labrador

  • Brooke  Andrews
  • Chantal McDonald

Ontario

  • Amanda Kwan

Manitoba

  • Kathleen Kozakewich
  • Brenna Zeltins

Nova Scotia

  • Natalie Berry
  • Abigail Cook

Quebec

  • Carole-Anne Cote
  • Salma Flores-Desrochers
  • Lorie Lajoie
  • Audrey Zielinski

Saskatchewan

  • Nicole Rapin
  • Shukwia Tajik

Instructors

  • Carole-Anne Chenard
  • Sheena Dickson
  • Michelle Pye
  • Hector Vergara 

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