Canada Soccer updates 2019 National List of Referees

Ahead of the 2019 professional season, Canada Soccer has completed its 2019 National Referee Camp and announced the 57 match officials who will comprise its 2019 […]

Ahead of the 2019 professional season, Canada Soccer has completed its 2019 National Referee Camp and announced the 57 match officials who will comprise its 2019 National List of Referees.

Twenty-five men and women have been named to the National List, joining the sixteen who were named to the FIFA List in late 2018. In addition, with the launch of the Canadian Premier League in 2019, Canada Soccer’s NextGEN referee program, that includes 16 young match officials will join the program.

“The efforts of these men and women to develop and improve their abilities to manage the game across the country and around the world are immense,” said Peter Montopoli, General Secretary, Canada Soccer. “With expanded opportunities in our own backyard, more match officials will find themselves with prestigious international appointments.”

The 2019 professional season will see the number of appointments for match officials in Canada grow substantially with the launch of the Canadian Premier League and coinciding expansion of the Canadian Championship. Canada Soccer’s expanded National List of Referees is a reflection of that expansion.

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.

 

FIFA Referee:

FIFA Assistant Referee:

   
David Gantar Philippe Briere
Carol Anne Chénard Marie-Han Gagnon Chretien
Sheena Dickson Chantal Boudreau
Marie-Soleil Beaudoin Richard Gamache
Drew Fischer Oscar Mitchell-Carvalho
Myriam Marcotte* Micheal Barwegen
  Chris Wattam
  Erina Cho
  Melissa Snedden
  Stephanie Fortin*
   
   
   

National Referee:

National Assistant Referee:

   
David Barrie Lyes Arfa
Pierre-Luc Lauzière Philippe Bettez-Quessy
Juan Marquez Gianni Facchini
Silviu Petrescu Graham Forsyth
Alain Ruch Sean Hornsby
Yusri Rudolf Peter Manastyrsky
Alexis Vaughan Jasmain Parr
Mathieu Souare Peter Pendli
Fabrizio Stasolla Andre Pickler
Filip Dujic* Erick Laliberte
Serge Topalian* Stefan Tanaka-Freundt
  Gabrielle Lemieux*
  Travis Lefebvre*
  Daniel Boudreau*
   

NextGen Referee:

 
   
Evan Fryer (BC)  
Carly Shaw-MacLaren (BC)
Cole Shoemaker (BC)  
Seyed-Mohammad Mohseni (BC)
Michael Mund (AB)  
Richard Kent (SK)  
Marko Kalic (MB)  
Nicolas Joubert (MB)  
Brad Doubrough (ON)  
Jason Olinski (ON)  
Jason Vaillancourt (ON)  
Gerard-Kader Lebuis (QC)  
Sebastian Noshinravani (QC)
Maxime Blouin (QC)  
Ben Hoskins (NS)  
Chad Lefebvre (NS)  

 *denotes first time on list.

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