skip navigation

Match Officials Complete Provincial Upgrade Program

By OSA News, 11/18/14, 9:30AM EST


The following Match Officials have successfully completed the 2014 Provincial Upgrade Program and will now be included in the Provincial List of Officials.

Participants have undergone intensive training during the 2014 season, that included continue education, fitness training, on field assessments and theoretical evaluations.

Afshin Korkorian - Hamilton
Braeden Krampert - PHSA
Jessica Patton - York
John Leuser - Hamilton
Miryam Jabali - Scarborough
Sofiane Saadi - North York
Dino Pipitone - York

The OSA is proud of the dedication and hard work demonstrated by the Match Officials.

Along the 2014 season officials had the opportunity to work on the top competitions in the Province, including League 1, OUA, OCAA, OSL, Ontario Cup, Ontario Summer Games and OPDL.

In addition they have mentored Match Officials in their home Districts on several occasions, providing important support for the recruitment and development of Match Officials in the province.

The success of the 2014 Provincial Upgrade Program has also inspired more Regional Officials to upgrade and the 2015 Provincial Upgrade Program has received a record of 30 applications.

The 30 candidates have already started their training on Nov. 15 and 16 when the OSA held the first OSA Upgrade Weekend on four locations across Ontario. At the of the 2015 program, participants are expected to have spent at least 24 hours in class, eight hours on practical sessions, 10+ hours on Online Education and officiated at least 30 high level games.