Ontario Soccer would like to say a big congratulations and thank you to the Match Officials who were appointed to the 2023 OPDL Gary Miller Charity Shield. Held at the Ontario Soccer Centre on October 21 and 22, the 2023 OPDL Gary Miller Charity was massive, raising over $12,000 for several esteemed Ontario charities.
Six matches took place over the event weekend, led by our solid team of Match Officials. Their expertise, professionalism and quick decision-making ensured that every match was played fairly, safely and efficiently. The appointed Match Officials came from various Districts but worked as a cohesive unit to make the 2023 OPDL Gary Miller Charity Shield a success.
2023 OPDL Gary Miller Charity Shield Match Official Team:
Angelina Baldino – Hamilton
Maryah Robinson – HDSA
Keara Reilly – PHSA
Lucia Valdez – PHSA
Tanya Candido – ECSA
Geedhanjali Vivek – Southwest
Tristan Forgie – DRSA
Mobin Ashtiani – YRSA
Ehsaan Mahmud Khan – Hamilton
Josh Hicks – NSA
Austin Fromhold-Treu – YRSA
Braden Osborne – PHSA
Four assessors also supported the 2023 OPDL Gary Miller Charity Shield. Thank you to David Figliano, Stephen Cahoon, Michael Winstanley and Justin Tasev for your hard work over the event weekend!
David Figliano stuck around after Saturday evening's games alongside Matthew Arduini. Together, these instructors provided an education session to the Match Officials who attended the event. The session focused on positioning and foul recognition. These are valuable concepts they can take with them as they develop as Match Officials.
Ontario Soccer is committed to the development of Match Officials and looks forward to celebrating these unsung heroes in the game of soccer - #NoRefNoGame.