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Referees gets feedback during the week

It’s not just the players that are active during Gothia Cup. Every game needs a referee. A career as a referee is new for some of them. The referees with less experience gets support and feedback during the week, as a part of our Celebrate The Game spirit.

Hedel Bourbia is nineteen years old and has been a referee for just over one year. He chose to be a referee when he quit playing football and couldn’t let go of the sport completely. Now he is one of the sixty referees that gets support and feedback during the week.

– I want to give the players a fair judgment on the fields. That’s the reason I became a referee, says Hedel.

The course has twelve instructors that support the referees during the week. They observe the games and gives the referees feedback after. All to give them a good start in their new career.

David Augustsson has been a referee four twenty years and is now one of the instructors. He attends Gothia Cup for the twelfth year, bur the first as an instructor. He’s looking forward to a fun and intensive week.

– It will be so much fun to see the youth develop as referees. Also to see the games from the side line. I think we can give a lot of them a good start as referees and a good start if they want to make it a career, says David.

All the referees in the course got to officiate three games the first day. The instructors then evaluated all of them and decided a suitable level for each of them. And some of the referees will be offered to officiate a final at Heden at the end of the week.

Hedel is happy with the structure. He has got help from experienced referees before and think this is something very positive.

– I get an adrenaline kick when someone is watching me. It’s nice to have someone on the side that sees the game as I do. The players have parents cheering on the side line but we don’t have that. I’m very thankful to be able to listen to all of the experienced referees, says Hedel.

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