Junior Referees Seminar

The Junior Referees Seminar organized by the Malta FA’s Referees’ Board in preparation for the current season, was held on the 28th and 29th August 2009 at the Technical Centre, Ta’ Qali. 
On Friday evening, after an opening address by the Chairman of the Referees’ Board, Mr Carmelo Bartolo, and an introduction by the Head of the Refereeing Department, Mr Patrick Fenech, a lecture on Reading the Game – The Coach’s Perspective by Mark Falzon was the first topic; followed by a practical demonstration on the field of play conducted by Gaetano De Gabriele. 
The seminar continued with a full day on Saturday with theoretical sessions conducted by members of the Referees’ Board, namely Richard Stagno Navarra, Victor Mintoff, Patrick Fenech, Tom Restall and Emmanuel Zammit. There were also discussions in workshops which proved to be a good opportunity for our Third Class and Trainees to integrate with one another while sharing their views in this learning process, followed by the presentation of group reports and question time.