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Gibraltar's Futsal Referees attended their annual Pre Season Seminar on Saturday August 12th. 

The seminar was split in to two parts, kicking off with fitness assessments supervised by the Gibraltar FA's Referee Fitness Insructor David Mitchell at the Victoria Stadium Sports Hall.

The fitness assessments were followed by technical presentations delivered by UEFA Futsal Referee Technical Instructor Ivan Novak, covering important issues such as:

  • Positioning
  • Managing Dissent
  • Offences of Denying an Obvious Goal Scoring Opportunity to an opponent and Stopping Promising Attacks
  • Handball Offences

The Gibraltar FA's Referee Manager Adrian Bacarisa commented: 

“We are conscientiously working towards improving our futsal refereeing standards. By bringing in UEFA Futsal Referee Instructors like Ivan Novak to Gibraltar, we provide our futsal referees with the technical expertise to manage a futsal game. Through Ivan Novak’s presentations, our futsal referees will better understand the essence of the Futsal Laws of the Game and implement them more effectively during their matches."