In alignment with a new four year term of the IBSA Goalball rules, comes a new four year term of the IBSA Goalball Referee’s Advisory Group (RAG).
The members of the RAG for the upcoming term are as follows:
- Aurora Zanolin (Italy) – Chair
- Alexander Knecht (Germany)
- Carla da Mata (Brazil)
- Dina Murdie (United Kingdom)
- Joelle Boulet (Canada)
- Reza Dehghan (Iran)
- Rudi Janssen (Belgium)
These members were chosen based on their experience and extensive knowledge of the rules and refereeing. They were chosen by the outgoing members of the RAG.
The RAG advises the IBSA Goalball subcommittee on refereeing and referee related issues. This includes such items as selecting referees for major championships, the referee program, answering rule related enquiries, reviewing and possible sanctioning of referees, evaluation of referee clinics, assisting the growth of the referee program in developing areas and finally the recommendation of new RAG members for the upcoming term.
Aurora Zanolin, chair of the RAG and IBSA Goalball referee’s co-ordinator explained that she is looking forward to working with this group:
“This is a very experienced group. We have members who will bring a great amount of knowledge and motivation to the table. I look forward to working with them.”
IBSA Goalball would like to congratulate them newly chosen members.