FIH reveals new officials development programme

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has revealed comprehensive restructuring of its officials setup aimed at significantly increasing the officiating quality across the sport.

A forward-thinking development programme is being introduced which includes increased fitness standards, educational and psychological training, match preparation and a talent identification programme focused on supporting hockey officials across the world.

This will incorporate mandatory performance evaluation and educational courses designed specifically for the officials as part of their professional development which will be supported by the FIH Hockey Academy and Continental Federations.

The new officiating levels include, Talent Development Panel, International Panel, Advancement Panel, International Elite Panel, Pro League Panel, World Cup Panel and Olympic Games Panel.

Source: Radio Pakistan