The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Referees Assistance Programme (RAP) will open tomorrow (August 25) at the Racquet Centre in Georgetown, attracting 21 of Guyana’s top officials over the next five days (August 25 – 29).
FIFA’s Referee Instructor Peter Prendergast and Alan Brown, FIFA Referee Fitness Instructor, will be conducting the RAP which includes simulations, Fitness Test, a written test and evaluation.
The RAP is designed to help professionalise the environment in which referees work and develop by pairing referee development officers with instructors from around the world.
The main goal of the RAP is to unify the way the laws of the game are applied throughout the world; a process that all the FIFA instructors agree is crucial.
Instructors and other officials will be guided by the FIFA representatives through classroom sessions as well as practical exercises, since they allow the instructors to put what they have learned into action.