The Philippine Football Federation successfully conducted the PFF Futsal and Beach Soccer Referee Instructors last 25-29 May 2022 in Olongapo City, Zambales.
A total of ten (10) participants attended the course where they learned the latest in Futsal and Beach Soccer refereeing which will greatly benefit the Regional Football Associations as they develop their own futsal and beach soccer referees.
The Subic Bay Gymnasium and Gordon College both in Olongapo City were the Practical and Theoretical venues for the event.
The instructors for the course were AFC Futsal Referee Instructor Dr. Porferio Barlas, Jr., former FIFA Futsal Referee Rey Ritaga, and PFF Referees head Allan Martinez. The course was also attended by the Mayor of Olongapo City Hon. Rolen Paulino, Olongapo City Sports and Youth Development Head Mr. David Bayarong.
“The course allowed me to learn how to become an excellent and efficient instructor. The knowledge and skills that we gained were incomparable,” said participant Joel Barcelo. “We are now well prepared, equipped and ready to impart our gained knowledge and understanding regarding the unified understanding of Futsal and Beach Soccer Laws of the Game.”
“The recently concluded PFF Futsal and Beach Soccer Referee Instructors course enabled our participants to enhance their knowledge on Futsal and Beach Soccer,” said PFF Referees Department Head Allan Martinez. “We hope that when they return to their respective Regional Football Associations, they will be able to hone the next crop of Futsal and Beach Soccer Referees in their areas.”
- Ms. Merlie Acibar (PFF)
- Mr. Joel Barcelo (Central Luzon RFA)
- Mr. Valdazan Capuyan (Cordillera RFA)
- Mr. Archival Comendador (Central Visayas RFA)
- Mr. Emmanuel Elloso (Negros Occidental FA)
- Mr. Neri Godilano (Iloilo FA)
- Mr. Noel Marquez (Oriental Mindoro FA)
- Mr. Jay Pontillas (Negros Oriental-Siquijor RFA)
- Ms. Daryl Mendoza (Olongapo City-Zambales FA) *Observer
- Mr. Jerome Teope (Pangasinan FA) *Observer