The Goa Football Development Council (GFDC) organized a referees workshop in North and South Goa.  It was held recently at SAG Campal ground, Panaji for the coaches from North Goa and at Borimol Quepem Sports Complex for the coaches from South Goa. The workshop was conducted from 10am to 12.30pm. It was well attended by over 50 coaches from across Goa.

The workshop was conducted in a very innovative and fun way by Maria Rebello, the only FIFA certified woman referee in India.

The motive behind this workshop was to upgrade the coaches with the latest laws and amendments in the game in order to conduct and organise matches smoothly.

“It was a good and interactive session. I touched almost all the laws of the game. A lot of doubts and questions were raised by the coaches and to clear those I gave them practical demos,” told Maria Rebello, in charge of referee development cell at GFDC.

“Overall in my opinion the workshop was a success,” she added.