Talent and mentor seminar for match officials, mentors and referee observers

Published: 27-01-2012 02:45
 The refereeing sector within the Malta Football Association is constantly engaged in unearthing talented match officials and improving their standard, thus enabling them to discharge their duties more efficiently on the field of play.   The latest initiative in this regard is currently under way with a Talent and Mentor Programme 2011-2013 setting a wider scene for a two-day seminar bearing the same name – Talent and Mentoring.  The venue of the seminar to be held, on Friday and Saturday, 28 and 29 January, is the Centenary Hall, Ta’ Qali.    UEFA Instructor and CORE (Centre of Refereeing Excellence) Coach, Mr Jørn West Larsen from Denmark, will be conducting this Seminar.  The activity should be a useful exercise for our match officials forming part of the talent programme. The subjects under review for match officials, mentors and referee observers will cover, mentor philosophy and profile, talent profile, exchange of expectations for a talent programme, hot topics from UEFA and pro-active man management.  Some of these topics will be covered against the background of the BOV Divison II match between St Venera Lightnings and Kirkop United.   The programme is as follows:Friday 27th January 20121700hrs – 1900hrs    Part One: Mentor Course (Mentors) Topics: Mentor Philosophy, Talent Profile, Mentor Profile, Exchange of   Expectations for the Talent Programme  Saturday 28th January 20120845hrs – 1045hrs    Instructional Meeting (Match Officials and Referee Observers)Topics: Hot topics from UEFA, Pro-Active Man Management1045hrs – 1100hrs    Coffee break1100hrs – 1300hrs    Part Two: Talent and Mentor Course (Talents and Mentors)Topics: Brief about Mentor Philosophy, Talent Profile, UEFA CORECourse, Instructions for Observation of a Division Two match officiated by Match Officials forming part of the Talent Programme1300hrs – 1345hrs    Lunch1400hrs        Observation of the Division Two match Santa Venera Lightnings vs Kirkop United at the Centenary Stadium 1630hrs – 1830hrs    Part Three: Talent and Mentor Course (Talents and Mentors)Topics: Evaluation of the Santa Venera Lightnings vs Kirkop United match  (DVD available), Role Play: oral evaluation by mentors of the match officials’ performance Final Conclusions  Additional Information The Talent and Mentor Programme is under the direction of Mr Victor Mintoff, Referees Development Officer.  The Referee Talents are classified in four levels: Elite (ARCIOLA Andre’, FARRUGIA CANN Trustan, TONNA Glenn, ZAMMIT Fyodor), Category 1 (FARRUGIA Philip, SAMMUT Andrew James), Category 2 (PORTELLI Luke, UTULU Jude Amin) and Category 3 (BUHAGIAR Keith, DE GABRIELE Matthew, MANGION Etienne, SCIBERRAS Roderick).              The Assistant Referee Talents are classified in two levels: Elite (SCERRI Mitchell, VELLA Roberto), and National (BONNICI  Alan, CARUANA Redeemer, GALEA Karl Stefan, SAMMUT Jean-Pierre, VELLA Joseph).                                  The following former referees or assistant referees have been appointed as mentors to the different categories of Referee and Assistant Referee Talents: Gaetano  De Gabriele (Elite),  Saviour Darmanin (Category 1), Alexander Arena (Category 2), Alexander Spiteri (Category 3) and Philip Agius (Assistant Referees).  Biographical note on Jørn West LarsenBorn on 12 June 1955.Career: UEFA Match Official (International Referee) from 1995 to 2000UEFA Match Officer (Match Delegate) 2004-2005 UEFA Match Officer (Referee Observer) since 2005UEFA Match Officers – Referee Observers Member from 2004 to 2007 UEFA Referee Convention Panel Member from 2009 to 2011   UEFA Referee Convention Panel Member from 2011 to 2013