2009 Referees and Assistant Referees

The Canadian Soccer Association is proud to announce that 13 officials have been named to the 2009 FIFA List of Referees and Assistant Referees. The list features seven referees (four male and three female) and six assistant referees (four male and two female). All seven Canadian referees were in fact retained from the 2008 FIFA List. Those seven referees are Steve Depiero, Mauricio Navarro, Silivu Petrescu, Paul Ward, Carol-Ann Chénard, Darci Kruse and Michelle Pye. Of note in 2008, Ms. Chénard took part in the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Chile 2008 while Ms. Pye took part in the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup New Zealand 2008.

The Canadian Soccer Association is proud to announce that 13 officials have been named to the 2009 FIFA List of Referees and Assistant Referees. The list features seven referees (four male and three female) and six assistant referees (four male and two female).

All seven Canadian referees were in fact retained from the 2008 FIFA List. Those seven referees are Steve Depiero, Mauricio Navarro, Silivu Petrescu, Paul Ward, Carol-Ann Chénard, Darci Kruse and Michelle Pye. Of note in 2008, Ms. Chénard took part in the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Chile 2008 while Ms. Pye took part in the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup New Zealand 2008.

Amongst the six Canadian assistant referees on the 2009 FIFA List, there is in fact one new member: Shauna Poirier. Poirier was nominated along with returning officials Daniel Belleau, Darren Clark, Joe Fletcher, Hector Vergara and Suzanne Morrisett.

Along with the FIFA announcement, the Canadian Soccer Association announced its 2009 list of referees and assistant referees. The national list features 17 referees (14 male and three female) and 19 assistant referees (16 male and three female). New to the 2009 list are Mark Budda (referee from British Columbia), John Oliva (referee from Ontario), Richard Gamache (assistant referee from Quebec), John Gray (assistant referee from Nova Scotia), and Justine Lewis (assistant referee from Prince Edward Island).

Canadian officials on the International and National lists operate on a regular basis in professional soccer, both Major League Soccer and United Soccer Leagues.

FIFA Referees | 2009 | Arbitres de la FIFA
Steven DePiero (ON)
Mauricio Navarro (BC)
Silvu Petrescu (ON)
Paul Ward (BC)
Carol-Anne Chenard (QC)
Darci Kruse (AB)
Michelle Pye (BC)

FIFA Assistant Referees | 2009 | Arbitres assistants de la FIFA
Daniel Belleau (QC)
Darren Clark (BC)
Joe Fletcher (ON)
Hector Vergara (MB)
Suzanne Morisset (QC)
Shauna Poirier (NS)

Canadian Referees | 2009 | Arbitres canadiens
Mathieu Bourdeau (QC)
Mark Budda (BC)
Mike Edmunds (NL)
Geoff Gamble (ON)
Dave Gantar (AB)
Jonathan Lavergne (QC)
John Oliva (ON)
Fabrizio Romano (AB)
Domenic Scali (ON)
Justin Tasev (ON)

Canadian Assistant Referees | 2009 | Arbitres assistants canadiens
Cameron Blair (AB)
Philippe Briere (QC)
Pierre Cantave (ON)
Bedik Charchafian (QC)
Nicolas Dubuc (QC)
Kevin Duliba (BC)
Andrew Foster (BC)
Richard Gamache (QC)
Angelo Gertsakis (ON)
John Gray (NS)
Mike Lambert (ON)
Justine Lewis (PE)
Martin Reid (BC)

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