INDIAN FOOTBALL - AIFF NEWS RELEASE 2014 - SEPT

Indian Women Referees create history in Incheon ASIAN GAMES

 Maria Rebelo officiate Asian Games 2014

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AIFF PRESS RELEASE : Indian Women Referees created history at the Asian Games when Maria Rebello Piedade and Uvena Fernandes Officiated in the Women's Semifinal between Women's World Champions Japan and Vietnam in Incheon on Monday (September 29).

In fact, this is the first-ever instance when any Indian Referee has Officiated in a Match featuring a current World Champion side. While Maria was in charge in the middle, Uvena was on service as an Assistant Referee. "It's not every day that you get to Officiate in a Match involving the World Champions," the duo unanimously told www.the-aiff.com from Incheon.

For the record, both Maria and Uvena, each Officiated in three matches in Incheon. The morning after, the girls giggle when www.the-aiff.com catches up with them. "This is the biggest Sporting event in Asia. To be able to be a part of it is simple amazing, Maria quips. Uvena adds: "The experience in Incheon was very exceptional. It has been simply great. There was so much to learn and gain from the Championships for the future."

"The Women's semifinal has been my biggest match so far. Nothing can beat this. After all, this was my first AFC assignment. The atmosphere in Incheon is different as it brought together all athletes from all disciplines." Apart from the two girls, Magho Singh and A Rowan also officiated in Incheon.

In a Country where not every Woman prefer to play the Sport, getting acceptance as a Woman Referee isn't easy. "There are a lot of young girls who are slowly taking up Refereeing. The encouragement from AIFF has been outstanding in this regard. The face of Indian Refereeing is changing and at a fast pace," Maria states.

Gautam Kar, Head of Referees, AIFF, lauds the girls. "To be selected to supervise the Women's semifinal match between Japan and Vietnam, one needs to be the best. And we had two Women Referees in the middle. It just can't get better for Indian Referees," he opines. "Not to forget that both Officiated in three matches each."

Maria, who was the first-ever Woman Referee in the World to ever supervise a Premier League match of any Country, feels she is a "much confident" Referee now. "I will be proceeding to the AFC U-19 Women's Championship in Hanoi, Vietnam in November," she informs. "But this was such a different experience. It was such exciting and there was so scope to educate yourself keeping an eye for the future."

The Indian Women Referees has started to invade the male bastion. And mind you, they are not just equal, at times, they are better.

AIFF D License Coaching Course has started at Cuttack.

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FAO/AIFF PRESS RELEASE : AIFF D License Coaching Course has started at Cuttack. 23 candidates from various parts of our state are participating in this course.The All India Football Federation has appointed Mr. Akshya Das (AFC B license coach & AIFF D Instructor) as the instructor of this course. This course will continue till 26th The candidates who will qualify in this course will be eligible to appear the AFC C License Coaching Course.
Names of the Participants of AIFF - D License Cocahing Course At Barabati Stadium,Cuttack

1 RABI NARAYAN OJHA BHADRAK

2 SUJIT PATRA GANJAM

3 SANJEET JENA PARADEEP

4 SK. MANZOOR CUTTACK

5 SURESH DAS BARGARH

6 GOUTAM DAS CUTTACK

7 SUBRAT PUROHIT BOUDH

8 P.S.K. VARMA KORAPUT

9 NABIN NAYAK BHAWANIPATNA

10 BARUN PRAKASH MAJHI BHUBANESWAR

11 GUPTESWAR SAHU KORAPUT

12 PREMANANDA DAS BHUBANESWAR

13 PRASANTA KUMAR PAL ROURKELA

14 TAUJJUDDIN KHAN BHADRAK

15 SALIL KUMAR BEHERA BOUDH

16 PRABIN KUMAR BEHERA BOUDH

17 M.P. BAPI BALASORE

18 DILLIP ROUT ANGUL

19 RABINDRA LUGUN SUNDARGARH

20 AMRENDRA SAHOO CUTTACK

21 MAHABIR NATH DHENKANAL

22 SANJIB DAS NABARANGPUR

23 SK. ZIAUL HUSSAIN NABARANGPUR