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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-week sessions of Concacaf’s Program of Referee Excellence (PORE). The referees recently returned from Florida where they trained, studied and received appointments to the 2019 Concacaf Boys’ Under-15 Championship in August.

The referees previously completed a two-week session in April where they received appointment to the 2019 Concacaf Boy’s Under-17 Championship. Noshinravani, Doubrough, and Shoemaker join Canada Soccer National List official Philip Dujic and Canada Soccer NEXTGEN official Carly Shaw-Maclaren as officials that have completed the PORE program.

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.

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