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Futsal Referee Refresher course opens

A total of 15 referees are attending the Course at Wan Smol Bag Futsal Court.
Mentor of VFF Mr. Roberto Lopez and Acting Chief Executive Officer George Regenvanua was the guest of honour during the courses’ opening ceremony this morning.
“Our thanks go to VFF for choosing Wan Smol bag centre to organise these course because we know we will benefit from this program.” said Jean Noel , Sports Coordinator of Wan Smol Bag.
“I’m also happy that VFF Futsal Development Department always find ways to enhance referees programme in Vanuatu. The participants must grab this opportunity to learn and show potential as VFF are here to evaluate them.” Concluded Mr. Jean Noel. .
Alain Alick , VFF Futsal Instructor, explained the courses and their concepts, saying: “We aim to have a uniformed interpretation of the laws of the game following FIFA and OFC Referees guidance.”
“We have been to different FIFA MAs Instructor’s course and today we have to teach our referees the right way to officiate a futsal match.”
“Also, fitness is a must and we will make sure the referees are fit mentally and physically to officiate matches.”
George Regenvanu, VFF acting CEO, added his comments: “The VFF technical department always evolving and VFF is always trying to improve the contents and approach. There have been lots of efforts by OFC and VFF to improve refereeing in Vanuatu as the aim is to standardise things.”
“Our ultimate aim is to have good referees in Vanuatu in the future who can officiate top matches in Vanuatu and OFC.”
“It is therefore the duty of the instructors to work together with VFF and other member associations to achieve these aims.
“The course participants also have a duty to play and by attending this course, they should seriously think how they can be top referees in Vanuatu.”
“Lastly, the course participants are encouraged to improve their understanding of the laws of the game and VFF will always behind them to help them reach their goals.” Concluded George Regenvanu, VFF acting Chief Executive Officer.

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