LAHORE Lahore became the first-ever venue of the PFF Referee Instructor/Assessor Identification Course that commenced on Monday.
The event will continue til May 6 at FIFA Football House.
The Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) has planned to hold a workshop for the purpose of spotting a team of referees assessors to take care of domestic referees courses, and PFF Talent Acceleration Program, used to be held at Islamabad and four provinces yearly.
The objectives of the Course will be evaluation of a number of new potential assessors, to provide information on FIFAs new philosophy for the development of game with the introduction of a new program as well as an opportunity for the exchange of experiences and opinions.
A total of eight referees from all over Pakistan will appear in the four-day Course where apart from theory lessons; they will also have to undergo practical sessions.
FIFAs latest teaching materials, DVDs, course-ware, practical sessions will be imparted to the participants who will play their part as Assessor in theory and practical lessons.
They will be assessed in these two elements besides the theory and video tests.
FIFA aim in having uniformity in the interpretation and implementation of the Laws through out the World will be enhanced by these instructors when they play their role effectively in their countries after the course, added Siddiq Sheikh, PFF Director Youth and Grass Root Development Eight participants will be Arif Siddique, Rauf Bari, Naveed Butt (Lahore), Mian Abdul Bari (Khanewal), Muhammad Iqbal Jr (Karachi), Muhammad Amin (Swat), Imtiaz Ali Shah (Peshawar) and Hidayat Ullah (Kohat).