A workshop for beach soccer referees organized by the Referees Committee in cooperation with the Beach Soccer Committee of the Football Association was launched over two days with the participation of 20 referees, in preparation for the start of beach soccer competitions for the 2021-2022 sports season.
The axes of the workshop, presented by Ibrahim Al-Mansoori, the former international referee, vice-chairman of the Beach Soccer Committee of the Football Association, responsible for the development of beach referees, include theoretical lectures discussing the law of the game to keep pace with the new amendments that have been made to it, and practical lectures in the sandy court of the Federation.
Ibrahim Al-Mansoori confirmed that football referees in general and beach referees in particular enjoy great support from the Board of Directors of the Football Association, headed by Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, and his continuous directives to develop football referees in its various activities, and that his directives to form a committee specialized in beach football affairs resulted in The return of the local league competition, which represents a necessary and important tributary to discover the many football talents that the national team needs during the coming period.
He pointed out that the beach soccer committee headed by Ali Hamad Al-Badwawi, a member of the board of directors, set many goals for the beach soccer development program, including preparing referees for the upcoming local competitions, most notably the beach games championship in Kalba, the beach soccer league and cup competitions, and it is also keen to hold training courses and workshops. The necessary work to qualify international referees in order to maintain their continuity of presence and honorable representation of the UAE in the continental championships and the World Beach Soccer World Cup.