Tuesday, December 21, 2019.
The FIPFA is pleased to announce the appointments of Martin Bevan (England) and Pablo Del Puerto (Argentina) as the new joint Directors of Referees.
“Following the recruitment and receiving two high quality applications from Martin and Pablo we felt that with their experience and knowledge of our sport and that of refereeing, coupled with them both being referee leads in their respective zones, it was suitable to appoint them jointly, we will look forward to working with them and developing referees across our sport.”
Ricky Stevenson FIPFA President
Following their appointments, both Martin and Pablo shared their thoughts
“It is an honour to be appointed as joint Director of Referees for FIFPA. I am looking forward to working with my colleague and joint Director, Pablo and to the pair of us continuing the progress of Powerchair Football referees at International level across the FIPFA zones.
I see it as vital to our great sport that the level and consistency of our referees grow and progress along to keep up with the improving performance of the International Game.
I am also looking forward to working with old and new friends around the world.”
If you wish to contact Martin or Pablo regarding anything related to referees you can do so at firstname.lastname@example.org
PABLO DEL PUERTO
“I am a professional referee for 22 years ago, during my career I was a referee of matches of Soccer, Futsal and Beach soccer, always participating in the first level championships, in 2015 I met Powerchair Football and since then I am in love with this sport.
Very soon I was lucky enough to participate in the world cup in the USA and I could understand what this sport is all over the world, and as well that powerchair football should have the best referees, for that reason I started working with the referees of America in order to find best performance. This new designation that I am receiving with great pride and responsibility commits me to the powerchair referees of the world, and I know that with work and dedication we will seek to obtain elite referees.”
Which countries practice Powerchair Football?
DENMARK - (European Zone)
BELGIUM - (European Zone)
SCOTLAND - (European Zone)
SWITZERLAND - (European Zone)
GERMANY - (European Zone)
HONG-KONG - (Asia/Pacific Zone)
INDIA - (Asia/Pacific Zone)
SOUTH-KOREA - (Asia/Pacif. Zone)
ITALY - (European Zone)
TURKEY - (European Zone)
POLAND - (European Zone)
Members of the FIPFA Executive Council
“The President is responsible for the quality and credibility of FIPFA actions globally and therefore chairs Congress. He represents FIPFA at the external international level”.
The Director of Sport shall oversee all the technical matters (sports rules, classification, officials training…), related to the playing of Powerchair Football.
“He shall substitute for the President and is responsible for regional operations including the coordination of the Zones and the development of the NOPFs”.
“In cooperation with the President and the General Secretary, the Treasurer shall supervise all the financial and administrative business of the Federation”.
“She is the appointed chief executive officer of the Federation, records the proceedings of Congress and Council, and manages day to day business of the Federation”.
“Each zone (Asia, Americas and Europe), has a zone Council includes a Zone Representative who will chair meetings of the Zone Council and represents it to the FIPFA Vice-President.”
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