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UEFA Core appointment for Malta FA Refs’ Director
May 9, 2018
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Malta FA Director of Refereeing Kevin Azzopardi has been appointed by UEFA as Referee Coach at the Centre of Refereeing Excellence (CORE) which aims to prepare the next generation of Europe’s top referees over the next decade.


Azzopardi is one of 20 referee coaches selected from around Europe and will be responsible for refereeing trios from Montenegro and Faroe Islands.

 

CORE, now in its 39th edition with Alan Snoddy as the Senior Course Leader, runs a 10-day Introductory Course which came to an end last week, and a Consolidation Course in early October.

 

This will enable all involved to gauge the progress achieved between both courses through regular monitoring during the intermittent months.

 

The course includes both theoretical and practical sessions related to the technical aspects of refereeing as well as fitness tests and English proficiency tests.

 

Azzopardi will also observe his trios in two matches to be played in Switzerland and France.

 

During his refereeing career, Azzopardi had attended the inaugural CORE 1 held between September 2010 and April 2011. The group included two referees who have since established themselves among the leading referees in Europe, Michael Oliver and Szymon Marciniak.
 

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