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George appointed on FIFA Judicial Committee

Receiving the official congratulatory letter from FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter, Norman George is ecstatic about the appointment to what George calls a prestigious honour in such an immense sporting organization, Federation International Football Association (FIFA).
“I am absolutely delighted, honoured and humbled with the appointment to the biggest sports body in the world, FIFA,” says George.
“With my background in law enforcement as a former New Zealand Police Officer and the many years of experience as a barrister I feel that I am able to meet the demands of the role,” he says.
This committee is tasked with enforcing infringements of the rules in FIFA regulations, determines the sanctions on players and football officials right around the globe.
They are also responsible for taking decisions and the procedures when there is a breach to the FIFA Code of Conduct and the Ethics Committee, often drawing on precedents and principles already established by sports doctrine and jurisprudence, make recommendations for appropriated sanctions.
Members of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee will serve for a four year period from 2013 to 2017.
Members of this committee reach their decisions entirely independently. They receive no instructions from any other body, and may not sit on any other FIFA committee.
“I would like to acknowledge the nomination and recommendation of the Cook Islands Football Association (CIFA) President Lee Harmon as well as Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) General Secretary Tai Nicholas for recommending me onto this committee,” says George.
George will attend the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil next year and will be appointed to other tournaments prior to this main event.
“I feel proud of being part of the CIFA and FIFA family,” George says with a smile.