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Webinar - No Ref, No Game - Reframing Long-Term Match Official Development

By Staff, 10/15/20, 10:15AM EDT


Nicky Pearson, Ontario Soccer's Senior Manager of Match Official Development, joins other experts in her field to speak about how we can better support Match Officials

Play. Inspire. Unite. 

Participation in sport officiating in Canada is dwindling to crisis levels in many sports. Through the development of Sport for Life’s Long-Term Officials Framework/Guidelines, we learned that Canada’s 600,000+ officials often feel disconnected from their sport organizations and frequently suffer harassment and abuse.

This webinar explores the critical role officials can play in reaching Sport Canada’s goals for offering safe quality sport opportunities to all Canadians. Explore the tools and resources to support your officials to be engaged and effective leaders of inclusive sport in your organization.

This webinar will be led by Meredith Gardner, Long-Term Development Advisor, Sport for Life LTOD lead, and founder of “Count Us In” training for the inclusion of children with hidden disabilities in sport. Panelists include Brian Barlow, Evan Andrew, Kasey Liboiron, Landon Gorbenko, Nathalie Muller, and Nicky Pearson, Ontario Soccer's Senior Manager of Match Official Development. 

Pearson will be presenting on the impact of COVID-19 on Match Official programming in 2020.

Her presentation will include statistics on Match Official registration, the move to online clinics to keep new officials engaged and the need to develop a Pathway To Recovery for the next 2 to 3 years.

The webinar takes place Thursday, Oct. 22, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

Click here to register.