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Canada Soccer NEXTGEN referee heads to Concacaf Program of Referee Excellence

Posted on 4 February 2020 in Referees

Canada Soccer has once again placed a promising young referee in the Concacaf Program of Referee Excellence (PORE). Canada Soccer NextGen referee Ben Hoskins (NS) has been selected to participate in the fifth edition of the program along with 13 other applicants from the Concacaf region. Participant More

Canada Soccer National Referee Program and Concacaf Elite Referees course participants announced

Posted on 21 January 2020 in Referees

Canada Soccer has announced the 41 referees and assistant referees that make up the National Referee Program for 2020. The list includes 15 referees who have been named to the FIFA List of referees and assistant referees. The 41 national referees and assistant referees will again be supplemented by More

Canada Soccer Referee Marie-Soleil Beaudoin appointed to French Trophée des Championnes

Posted on 12 September 2019 in Referees

Coming off her recent performance at the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™, Canada Soccer referee Marie Soleil Beaudoin has received a prestigious appointment to the inaugural Trophée des Championnes. The Fédération Française de Football (FFF) women’s More

Three Canada Soccer NEXTGEN referees complete Concacaf referee program

Posted on 21 August 2019 in Referees

Three referees on Canada Soccer NEXTGEN Referee list have completed Concacaf’s referee development collaboration program. Montréal, QC’s Sebastian Noshinravani; Orillia, ON’s Brad Doubrough; and Vernon, BC’s Cole Shoemaker recently completed the second of two three-wee More

Canada Soccer Referee Drew Fischer ready for VAR opportunity at FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™

Posted on 7 June 2019 in Referees

For the past four years, Canada Soccer National List Referee Drew Fischer has been on the FIFA List of Referees receiving appointments to tournaments such as the 2015 Concacaf Men’s Under-17 Championship, the 2015 Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament, and the 2017 Concacaf Gold Cup. This More

Canada Soccer referees appointed to inaugural Canadian Premier League match

Posted on 24 April 2019 in Referees

Canada Soccer has named the referee crew for the inaugural match of the Canadian Premier League between York9 FC and Forge FC at Hamilton, ON’s Tim Hortons Field Saturday 27 April 2019 at 1 p.m. ET. FIFA Referee Dave Gantar will be the referee with FIFA Assistant Referee Phil Brière and More

Canada Soccer takes leadership role in IFAB Laws of the Game updates

Posted on 15 March 2019 in Referees

Canada Soccer is leading the way in adopting international norms as well as continuing to develop professionals for international and domestic opportunities.With the release of the revisions to Laws of the Games for 2019/20 and Canada Soccer has secured permission from The IFAB to implement the revi More

Canada Soccer hosts 2019 National Referee Camp

Posted on 22 February 2019 in Referees

Canada Soccer will host 56 referees at a pre-season camp in Bradenton, Florida, from 22-24 February. The camp is an annual milestone for National Referees as Canada Soccer prepares to kick off the professional season which, in 2019, will include Canadian Premier League matches for the first time. Am More

Decorated Canada Soccer Referee Joe Fletcher retires from active duty

Posted on 14 January 2019 in Referees

After a storied 25-year career as a respected FIFA and Canada Soccer Assistant Referee, Niagara native Joe Fletcher will no longer be visible on the touchline. Fletcher received his National Badge in 2005 and joined the FIFA List of Assistant Referees in 2007. He was the recipient of the Ray Morgan More

Seventeen Canadian Match Officials named to FIFA International Referees List

Posted on 2 January 2019 in Referees

Canada Soccer has placed 17 of its match officials to the FIFA International Referee List in 2019. With veteran referees Joe Fletcher and Daniel Belleau retiring from International duty, two new appointees round out the match officials named. They include Referee Myriam Marcotte, and Assistant Refer More

Canada Soccer referees complete Concacaf’s Program of Referee Excellence

Posted on 18 November 2018 in Referees

BC Soccer’s Carly Shaw-Maclaren and Ontario Soccer’s Filip Dujic were part of Concacaf’s Program of Referee Excellence (PORE) graduation ceremonies on 16 November in Bradenton, Florida.The two recently completed the second of two three-week sessions in which they received intensive More

Young Canadian referees participate in Concacaf program at Under-20 Championship

Posted on 7 November 2018 in Referees

Canadian referees Carly Shaw-Maclaren from British Columbia and Filip Dujic from Ontario attended the Concacaf Under-20 Championship in Bradenton, Florida. Their attendance is the second part of the Concacaf Program of Referee Excellence (PORE) which gives them an opportunity to be part of the refer More

Canada Soccer’s Joe Fletcher prepares for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

Posted on 30 May 2018 in Referees

In the four years since receiving his first appointment to a FIFA World Cup™, Canada Soccer Assistant Referee Joe Fletcher has been busy. Fletcher, who was appointed to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, returns to the competition after a successful cycle that included appointments to the More

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

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Canada Soccer has once again placed a promising young referee in the Concacaf Program of Referee Excellence (PORE). Canada Soccer NextGen referee Ben Hoskins (NS) has been selected to participate in the fifth edition of the program along with 13 other applicants from the Concacaf region. Participants are selected after review by the Concacaf Referee Technical Advisory Team and the Concacaf Referee Committee.

Hoskins kicks off the first three-week introductory session at FMF (Mexican Football Federation) Headquarters in Toluca, MX 4-24 February. He will return to the Certification course in July/August at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida to complete his training. Previous PORE participants have included BC’s Carly Shaw-Maclaren, Ontario's Filip Dujic and Brad Doubrough, Quebec’s Sebastian Noshinravani, and BC’s Cole Shoemaker.

The Concacaf Program of Referee Excellence (PORE) offers top prospects from the Concacaf region intensive training led by some of FIFA’s leading refereeing instructors. Since 2017, the program has provided aspiring, young match officials with training, fitness, education, and match officiating opportunities as part of their development.

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 has announced the 41 referees and assistant referees that make up the National Referee Program for 2020. The list includes 15 referees who have been named to the FIFA List of referees and assistant referees. The 41 national referees and assistant referees will again be supplemented by the NEXTGEN program of 25 top provincial referees who will receive appointments to Canadian Premier League and other professional matches in Canada. Canada Soccer’s Referee Department has announced that FIFA and Canada Soccer List Assistant Referees Richard Gamache and Erina Cho have retired from the FIFA List ahead of the 2020 season. Gamache will remain in the National Program.

“We congratulate the men and women who make up our National List of referees on a successful 2019 which saw the seamless addition of 100 professional matches to the appointment schedule with the kickoff of the inaugural Canadian Premier League season,” said Isaac Raymond, Canada Soccer’s Manager, Referees. “We also send our best wishes to Erina Cho for her professionalism and dedication to the program.”

In addition to the National List announcement, Canada Soccer Referees Carol Anne Chenard, Marie-Soleil Beaudoin, Chantal Boudreau, Stephanie Fortin, and Micheal Barwegen have been selected to join instructors Hector Vergara and Michele Pye as part of the 2020 Concacaf Elite Referee Course from 21-27 January ahead of the 2020 Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualification tournament in Houston, Texas. Boudreau will remain in Texas having been appointed to the tournament this year along with Canada Soccer referee Myriam Marcotte. 

LINK: Canada Soccer National List of Referees

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.

Coming off her recent performance at the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™, Canada Soccer referee Marie Soleil Beaudoin has received a prestigious appointment to the inaugural Trophée des Championnes. The Fédération Française de Football (FFF) women’s football Cup competition will be played in Guingamp, France on Saturday 21 September between League 1 winners Olympique Lyonnais and Coupe de France winners Paris Saint-Germain.

“Marie Soleil-Beaudoin has admirably represented Canada Soccer at the highest stages of world football and this appointment is evidence of the impression that her performances have made,” said Peter Montopoli, Canada Soccer General Secretary. “We were pleased to have been contacted by Fédération Française de Football regarding her availability for their new competition and wish Marie-Soleil the best as she departs for France.”

A FIFA List official since 2014, Beaudoin was appointed to France 2019 and was the referee in charge of four matches including the Semi-Final between Netherlands and Sweden. Beaudoin also refereed the final of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Uruguay 2018 and the inaugural Canadian Premier League match in Halifax, NS.

Canada Soccer Women’s National Team Players Kadeisha Buchanan (Lyon), Ashley Lawrence (PSG), and Jordyn Huitema (PSG) will participate in the match.

Canada Soccer is responsible for the development and training of referees for amateur and professional competitions in Canada. In partnership with our Provincial and Territorial Member 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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