Our Sports Reporter
GUWAHATI: The four-day online referee classes, organized by the All Assam Football Referee Welfare Association, in association with Assam Football Association, came to an end today. Around 90 referees, 15 of them women, took part in these classes.
It was the second occasions when such classes were organized by All Assam Football Referee Welfare Association to keep in touch the state soccer referee with the laws of the games during COVID-19. The classes also provided a few tips on how a referee would maintain his fitness level during the lockdown.
The president of the All Assam Football Referee Welfare Association Dipak Dey said, "State referees will be highly benefitted from these classes. We are optimistic that the quality of our referees would also be improved."
The four-day classes were divided into two parts. The first two-day highlighted the fitness of the referees while discussion was held on the laws of the game during the next two-day. Two former FIFA referees Udyan Halder and RD Shaw, both of whom were appointed by the All India Football Federation, attended the classes and imparted training.
Dey, who is also the vice president of the Assam Football Association (Head of the referee), added: "Assam Football Association is trying to improve the standard of the referring in the State and if requires we will organize similar classes in the coming days also."