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Kuala Lumpur: Seven participants of the AFC Project Future Referees Programme Batch 2015 have graduated after the two-year programme concluded on Monday.

The referees from across Asia gathered in Malaysia for the final five-day development course, with the aim to conduct the final evaluation of the participants’ refereeing performances and technical knowledge, and recommend the successful ones to the AFC Referees Recruitment.

As the eighth batch of young referees to go through the programme which began in 2007, they had convened in Fukuoka, Japan to officiate the 2017 Sanix Cup International Youth Soccer Tournament in March for their second development course.

AFC General Secretary Dato’ Windsor John, in his closing remarks, encouraged the referees to be resolute in their training and continue to equip themselves with the latest trends and information.

“In the last 18 months, we have designed the best possible environment and tailor-made programme to allow you to excel,” said the AFC General Secretary.

“From technical and physical sessions, you been personally mentored by some of our Continent’s best referee instructors.

“The AFC will continue to invest in your development to ensure that you have the tools and resources to meet the demands of modern refereeing.”

Graduates of the AFC Project Future Referees Programme Batch 2015
Halim Aqa Shirzad (Afghanistan)
Rachel Mitchenson (Australia)
Maddison Rose Kennedy (Australia)
Wen Lili (China)
Mohammad Mofeed Naser Ghabayen (Jordan)
Mohammed Sami T. Al Ismail (Saudi Arabia)
Tuan Mohd Yaasin Bin Tuan Mohd Hanafiah (Malaysia)

Photos: AFC