Capital Football is excited to launch a partnership with leading match official education and development provider, Officiating Collective.
Officiating Collective is an organisation that provides support, education and training, and professional development to all sports officials at various stages of their development pathway.
Managing Director and Founder Ash Synnott has built a team of specialists that have ‘been there, done that’ in the world of match officials, and says partnering with the largest participation sport in the ACT is a great opportunity.
“Football is a leader in sports participation across the country, and the ability to connect with, and support so many match officials through a partnership with Capital Football is an unmissable opportunity,” said Synnott.
“We’re really looking forward to supporting Capital Football in driving a better experience for match officials, players and all stakeholders across the game”.
Capital Football’s CEO Phil Brown says it’s an exciting time for football in the ACT.
“The Officiating Collective partnership will allow match officials across both football and futsal, access to development opportunities through a scholarship program that will help them develop not only as officials in sport, but assist in developing well rounded skill sets that will support them in their everyday lives.” said Brown.
“Capital Football and our Board launched the #ReduceAbuse campaign in June this year, and by supporting our match officials with training, education and development, Capital Football is showing that we are prepared to drive resources into improving the experience for our members and participants, and equipping our officials with the tools they need to excel.”
Officiating Collective will provide a series of memberships to individual match officials identified by Capital Football, along with providing educational webinars, workshops and helping to build a Capital Football Match Officials Mentoring Program across the next four (4) years.