IRCC course in Serbia ends successfully
All 18 candidates successfully passed the final exam and the course requirements, which included refereeing the matches of the 2013 Junior Men Balkan Championship.|
Kladovo, Serbia, August 8, 2013 - The Volleyball
Federation of Serbia organised an FIVB International Referee Candidates Course (IRCC)
in Kladovo that ran from July 29 to August 4, with course director Sergey
Titov from Russia (FIVB
Refereeing Commission secretary) and course
instructor Alexander James Steel from Scotland (President of the FIVB Rules of the Game Commission).
The participants, who are now International Referee Candidates, came from 14
countries: Nikola Kozić (Bosnia and Herzegovina); Uladzimir Kukashynau and
Kanstantsin Asipchyk (Belarus); Morten Klein (Denmark); Dominik Biegajlo and Sebastijan
Widlarz (England), Loic Queste (France), Mirko Till and Janita Richter (Germany),
Agnes Batkai-Katona (Hungary), Iris Stojcic and Yael Dotan (Israel), Abbas
Ahmad (Kuwait), Daniel Jettkandt (the Netherlands), Szyimon Pindral (Poland),
Shirlon Hunte (Saint Lucia), Volodymyr Bosenko (Ukraine) and Tomislav Popović (Serbia).
“Since I joined the FIVB I have done courses for many
years, and I have to say that the quality of the preparations for this one is
better than anything before,” said Steel.
“The attention to details, the level
of cooperation during the course of all the people involved and the level of
help of the owner of the hotel was simply fantastic. As for the candidates,
this group was as good as any. They tried very hard. Some of them still do not
fully understand the rules, but that is why they applied for this course and
they improved day by day. We saw it clearly, and I hope some of them will reach
the highest level in the future.”
“As professionals, we cannot say that we are 100% satisfied, something
is always missing, but the general impression is very good,” said Titov.
for the students, I can say that they showed a pretty good level of theoretical
and practical knowledge. The new generation is coming to the international stage.
We hope that they will be successful. Regarding the competition, this was my
first time at the Balkan Championship, and I am very satisfied with the quality
of volleyball. Especially with regards to the final match, a five setter, which
was very intense.
"We appointed the best referees for this match, the ones who
showed the most at the course, and I think they were very good. Generally, this
was a big success on all levels. Thanks to the Volleyball Federation of Serbia
for organising this course.”
The first International Referees Course for 2013 was held in Congo from July 12 to 21. The third one will take place in
Indonesia, from October 14 to 22, and the fourth in Senegal from October 20 to
31. The courses for beach volleyball referees will be held in Sudan, Philippines