The Northern Regional Football Association (NRFA) has announced the availability of forms for the ‘Catch Them Young Refereeing’ policy aimed at unearthing the potentials of young talented referees across the country.
The initiative is to identify, educate and train young talents aged 13-16 to officiate in juvenile matches within their regions.
Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the Sawla Tuna Kalba District Football Association of Saturday, September 26, 2020, the NRFA Chairman Alhaji Abu Hassan Mahamadu Rhyzo said the policy was part of efforts designed to instill the values of refereeing at an early stage and to train them to attain the highest level in refereeing.
He said “If we want good male and female referees who can compete with the best, then it is important to identify and start training them at an early age.
We want to comb every corner of the region to find boys and girls with a passion for refereeing and add value to them.”
The NRFA Chairman also mentioned that the policy would enhance the morals and integrity of young prospective referees and build their ambitions in the course.
Alhaji Rhyzo added that, the NRFA would assist the GFA to have the policy across all the District football Associations (DFAs) in the region to give a fair chance to every young person with an interest in refereeing.
He, therefore, urged young boys and girls to pick the forms at the various DFA offices across the region to enjoy this fantastic refereeing policy.
By: Saani Mohammed Lukman