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Top FIFA Referee Confirmed To Call OPDL Charity Shield Game

By OSA News, 10/06/15, 8:45AM EDT


The OSA Match Officials Development Department is thrilled to announce that the OPDL Charity Shield U-14 Female Game will be officiated by FIFA Referee Carol Anne Chenard

Manager of Match Officials Development, Nicky Pearson, reached out to Chenard and Silviu Petrescu a few weeks ago and asked them to be a part of the season ending event for the OPDL.

Petrescu, while interested, has to wait and see if he will be assigned to an MLS playoff game before confirming for the Nov. 14 OPDL game. Chenard, meanwhile, has confirmed her attendance. 

For Pearson, it's great to see local officials giving back to Ontario. 

"I am so humbled when I see the amount of time that our top match officials give back to our soccer community. Carol Anne is also attending the Soccer Summit in 2016, and we are working on Silviu for that as well. No matter how many times we ask, if their schedule permits it, they help us out," Pearson said.