Referees, Assistant Referees and Referee Technical Instructors have been updated with information of the FIFA Laws of the Game in time for 2014 Football Season that kicks off next month.
The course was from 14th to 18 of July at the CIFA Matavera Complex to assist the CIFA referees education and improve the quality of refereeing.
Hester encouraged all participants to continue to build their knowledge and laws of the game, improving their skills through regular practice and fitness.
He inspired all participants to refer to laws of the game manual, FIFA information and tools provided to continually refresh themselves.
“I refer to my manual constantly. I review it every two weeks and when I return I want to see that you’re Law of the Game manuals are well used like mine” Hester advises.
“The course was aimed to give tools for referees to prepare and communicate with a uniformity of the laws of the game” said CIFA Referee Officer Lai Gukisuva.
“It is key that referees understand the principle laws of the game, focus on injury prevention and communication well on the pitch” adds Gukisuva
The course was conducted at the Cook Islands Football Association which commenced on Monday 14th of July with a welcoming address by CIFA General Secretary Mii Piri and wrapped up on Friday evening with a presentation of certificates to the participants.
The participants were able to focus on the main areas of Technical Session, Communication, Practical Session on injury prevention, testing on Laws of the Game, Match Analysis, FIFA 11+ and Fitness Test during the five days.
With Hester’s extensive background and fostering the aspirations of referees in Oceania football, CIFA is pleased to have him on-board to grow and continue to develop our football referees in the Cook Islands.