Monday, August 11, 2008

RAP and FIFA Elite Referees Program...

The RAP (FIFA Referees Assistance Program) has two key elements; Professionalizing Referee Administration at National Association levels and focus on the development of Elite Referees in the World with unified standards and training.

This morning, I had the good fortune to open the inaugural session of the Elite Referees Training Program. It was truly a pleasure to join with our new professional staff, enabled through funds of the FIFA RAP program, to bring together our top officials with our regional instructors and staff.

As a program first conceived in our Confederation 4 years ago, it gave us all a great sense of pride to be part of this launch at the Intercontinental Hotel West, in Doral, Florida.

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