Lahore, 1 Feb : Two editions of PFF Grass Root Referees Course slated to run at Karachi and Islamabad from 2-7 February 2011, will now become part of 13th National U13 Festival of Football in second week of February 2010.
Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) will organize six-day Courses in the Priovinces and Islamabad regions on the side line of Festival. The 24 participants from various districts of Punjab, Islamabad,Azad Jammu & Kashmir, FATA and Gilgit Baltistan will turn up for the course at Islamabad Region course while 24 participants from various districts of Sindh and Balochistan will turn up at Provinces-based Course.
On the directives of Pakistan Football Federation (PFF)’s President Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat, PFF Referee Wing used to conduct such courses. These will be two such courses in year 2011, during which prominent AFC/PFF Referees instructors will give lectures to Under-24 Referees
“PFF Grass Root Referees Course will equip Referees with the knowledge and skills to take charge of the coming matches in PPFL, PFF League and Age-Croup competitions. Most of the referees are new to the discipline and are therefore in need of the course to give them a solid platform for development,” said PFF Secretary General Lt.Col ® Ahmed Yar Khan Lodhi who said that bio data and others details of 48 participants (Sindh 12, Balochistan 12, Punjab 9, Khyber Pakhtunkhawa 9, Islamabad 6) and reserved had already reached FIFA House at Lahore.
“During the course, referees will learn both practical and theoretical aspects of refereeing. The best referees may be asked to further develop their skills in the AFC Talent Acceleration Referee’s Course, later on AFC Project Future programme, “ said Lodhi who assured the players, organizers that PFF is well on the way to take steps for the improvement of the overall game structure of the game and the necessity of referees is very important chapter in the this game of masses.
PFF also asked PFA to adhere to the following while selecting participants (1) Understand, read and write simple English (2) Young, fit both physically/mentally (3) Age from 18 to 24 years (4) Should be Intermediate, involved with refereeing at school, college, university and domestic events.