Malta Football Association
Maltese officials attending UEFA's Core educational programme
Oct 20, 2014
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Photo: Domenic Aquilina
Photo: Domenic Aquilina

Referee Philip Farrugia and national assistant referees Ryan Aquilina and Rick Heckenlaible are the 5th team of local officials who are attending UEFA’s CORE (Centre of Refereeing Excellence) Programme between 14 and 23 October 2014.


During their Introductory Course at UEFA’s Centre in Nyon, Switzerland, they are being closely monitored by referees’ coach Manuel Lopez (Spain), assistant referees’ coach Tom Murphy (Scotland) u physical fitness coaches Jean-Baptist Bultynck (Belgium) and Sandor Safar (Hungary).


The officials will be in regular contact with their coaches who will keep watch on their progress; after which time they will be invited for a Consolidation Course from the 26 March to 02 April 2015.


Through this intensive very professional programme, UEFA prepares future international referees and assistant referees.


Apart from a number of theoretical and practical sessions, the Maltese officials are being put to physical and practical tests, and on Sunday 19th instant have been given the opportunity to control a Division 2 Inter League match FC Beroche-Gorgier vs FC Grunstern in Switzerland, at Saint-Aubin-Sauges (close to the beautiful city of Neuchatel).

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