THIS GIRL CAN … be an ice hockey referee

Ice Hockey UK are working in partnership with the EIHA and the Swedish Ice Hockey Association to run a free one-day workshop next month for potential female officials.

The workshop will take place at Ice Sheffield on Saturday 15th October from 10am until 4pm.

It will be run by experienced UK referee Joy Johnston, who took charge of the 2014 Olympic women’s final between the USA and Canada.

Top Swedish female officials Jessica Lundgren and Liv Andersson will be speakers at the event, as well other top female officials in the UK, including, Deana Cuglietta, Amy Lack, Leigh Hetherington, Lorna Beresford and Alex von Haselberg-Palyvou.

EIHA head of training & development, Joy Johnston, said: “The IIHF Officiating Committee set a strategic goal to increase the number of female game officials around the world.

“This event is open to females of any age who are interested in the sport.

“We like to see any female who loves ice hockey and wants to learn more about what it takes to become a referee.

“It is fantastic that the Swedish officials are coming over from Sweden to talk at the event and I am sure everyone will take a lot from everyone’s input.”

This will be an interactive workshop where you will have a chance to discuss and learn about…
– Qualities of a game official
– Basic linesman and referee duties
– Face-off procedures
– Icing and offside basics
– How you can sign up to become a Level 1 EIHA referee

Click here to read more about the workshop.

To register to attend, please click on this link.

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