Catch Them Young referees make headlines in Winkogo Juvenile tournament

1 year ago

The Catch Them Young refereeing policy is fast growing in the Upper East Region where eighty (80) young referees between the ages of 14-17 have been identified, screened and trained to officiate matches in the Region.

These young budding talents were absolutely magnificent during a two-day Juvenile competition for Boys and Girls as part of activities heralding the commissioning of the newly built artificial pitch at Winkogo in the Bolgatanga District of the Upper East Region.

Their mesmerizing display and top level performance caught the attention of President Simeon-Okraku, Vice President Mark Addo, Executive Council Members, key football stakeholders and spectators who thronged the Winkogo Park on Thursday.

The Regional Football Associations have fully embraced the policy for various competitions as products of the policy continue to shine across the ten Regions in all GFA/RFA sanctioned matches.

The Catch Them Young refereeing policy which was launched in August 2020, to unearth young talented referees was also designed to identify, educate and train young talents to officiate Juvenile matches within their regions and other GFA sanctioned competitions.

These young referees currently officiate in the Regional competitions such as 2nd and 3rd Division Leagues, the KGL Foundation U-17 Inter Club Champions League, the Women’s Super-Cup, and the Division One League Super Cup.

The young lads are in active practice and constantly receive training from the Referees Department of the Ghana Football Association to upgrade their skill.