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I-League Referees Seminar , Goa

Posted on : Friday March 18, 2011

The I-League Referees seminar was conducted successfully at AIFF Training Centre, Margao, Goa from March 15 to 17. Nineteen (19) elite Referees of AIFF participated in the seminar.
J.Ravi Shankar (Delhi), K. Sankar (Tamilnadu) and Anthony D’Costa (Goa) and Binod Kumar Singh (Jharkhand) were the Course Instructors.
Technical part (Hot Topics, Fouls & Misconduct, Positioning & Decision, Assisting the Assistant, Motivation, Analyzing of I-League matches etc.)  were thoroughly explained in class room and Integrated Practical Training in the field of play by K. Sankar, Mr. J. Ravi Shankar and Mr. Anthony D’costa, where as the Physical fitness area (Fitness Preparation, Fitness training, Injury prevention, Strengthening of core muscles etc.) were demonstrated and conducted in the field of play and briefly explained through power point and video presentation in the class room by Binod Kumar Singh.
Alberto Colaco, Secretary SAFF and former General Secretary of AIFF addressed the participants on the closing day. He expressed his opinion that he was witnessing the I-league matches at Goa and there was a marked improvement in the quality of officiating. He further wished them all the best and wished that more Indian referees come into the AFC elite panel for officiating in the International matches.