The eighteenth edition of our centrally-run Zoom Meeting Night' specials is being held on Tuesday 9th March 2021.

We have lined up a whole range of speakers from the Refereeing World, plus guests from other sports, all of whom will be sharing with you their insight and experience.

The aim is to educate, offer development opportunities, share experiences and (above all else) have some fun!

Please come and join us on Tuesday 9th March, when we are delighted to welcome Referee Consultant, Ray Olivier.

When: Tuesday 9th March 2021
Time: 7:00pm (UK)

A bit about Ray
Ray Olivier is currently heading up two roles within Asia supporting the development of elite referees, instructors and assessors including the development of the FIFA Referee Instructors.
Ray is the former Head of Professional Referee Development for the Professional Game Match Officials (PGMOL) from 2010 – 2017 and he was responsible for the training and development of all the match officials within the professional game. Ray’s training expertise stems from his extensive career background in training, development and human resource management.

Prior to joining the PGMOL, Ray had a successful career at The FA where he spent 9 years leading, managing, supporting and directing the development of the paid and volunteer workforce involved in refereeing including Referee Development Officers, Instructors, Referee Assessors, Mentors and Coaches from 2001 to 2010.

Ray’s experience in referee development started as a qualified FA Licensed Referee Instructor in 1989 and has considerable experience at all levels of referee training both in England and overseas, delivering Elite Referees courses in Bermuda, Trinidad & Tobago, Mali, Ethiopia, Denmark, Iceland, Belgium, Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Asia (AFC) Kuala Lumpur, Venezuela, Peru, Brazil, Columbia, Ecuador, Fiji, Uganda, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, India and Japan.

Ray is a former Professional Football Referee commencing his refereeing career in April 1980 with Birmingham FA.  In 1993, he was promoted to the Football League Assistant Referees List and after one season he was promoted to the FA Premier League Assistant Referees List. In 1996, Ray was appointed to the FA Trophy Final as Assistant Referee held at the old Wembley Stadium and in 1998/99 Season, he was promoted to become a Football League Referee.  Ray retired from the Football League at the end of the 2006/07 Season. He is also a qualified referee observer and FA Tutor.

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