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Capital Football teams up with RefLIVE

Capital Football have announced a partnership with sports technology company RefLIVE.

The partnership will assist the state’s referees in monitoring performance and tracking team behaviour.

Capital Football will implement RefLIVE’s Referee Management System, which is a data-gathering platform that tracks referee wellbeing via an app.

The Referee Management System is popular with various state and national sports associations around the world, with a focus on understanding how to improve environments for referees and increasing their ongoing participation in the sport.

Capital Football CEO Phil Brown explained the program has been used across the state’s competitions since July 18, with referees reacting positively to the introduction of the service.

“Capital Football is always looking for ways to support referees and RefLIVE’s technology helps us do that by using practical data,” Mr Brown said.

“This is a great initiative as referees will be able to file reports on team and crowd behaviour, contribute individual assessments and identify potential areas for personal development.

“We hope to gain a deeper understanding of the situations our match officials face as we look to create a better overall experience for our football community,” he concluded.

RefLIVE CEO Simon Murphy claimed it was great to work with Capital Football and provide them with a valuable refereeing resource.

“This is an excellent opportunity to work with a range of referees who will receive additional support and guidance on our online platform,” Mr Murphy said.

“Our Referee Management System will enable referees to build their confidence and skills and enable leagues to constantly monitor team behaviour to improve referee safety.”

More information about RefLIVE’s Referee Management System can be found here.

Philip Panas is a sports journalist with Soccerscene. He reports widely on football policy and industry matters, drawing on his knowledge and passion of the game.

DAZN Canada secures exclusive rights to UEFA national team matches

Global sports streaming platform DAZN has announced a multi-year, exclusive rights deal for its Canadian arm to stream the UEFA Nations League, European Qualifiers and International friendlies for the next six years.

The deal will come into effect from June 1 this year and runs until 2028, streaming the following competitions:

  • UEFA Nations League 2022/23, 2024/25, and 2026/27 inc. UEFA Nations League Finals 2023, 2025 and 2027
  • European Qualifiers to UEFA EURO 2024 and UEFA EURO 2028
  • European Qualifiers to 2026 FIFA World Cup
  • International Friendlies
  • Finalissima Match in 2022 and 2024

DAZN Canada currently streams the English Premier League, the UEFA Champions League, Major League Soccer, and other sports including the United States’ Major Football League and various combat sports.

The deal includes a minimum of 57 national team matches between now and 2028 for top European nations including England, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and France.

“We’re excited to bring more soccer to DAZN subscribers in Canada via another package of premium UEFA competitions,” Norm Lem, SVP, DAZN Canada told dazn.com.

“Alongside both UEFA Men’s and Women’s Champions League as well as UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference League, this multitude of UEFA National Team matches will give fans an even bigger library of live soccer to enjoy on DAZN in Canada.”

Football Queensland launches FQ Coaches Club Pilot Program

Football Queensland has announced the launch of the FQ Coaches Club, a brand new initiative designed to provide additional support and development opportunities for community coaches.

Upskilling more coaches to give them greater chance of success in local and community clubs is a priority of FQ and football across the country.

“Improving accessibility of coach development opportunities is crucial in order to support the growth of the game, especially at the community level,” FQ General Manager – Football and State Technical Director Gabor Ganczer told Football Queensland

“Coaches play a primary role in shaping the experiences of participants, so the FQ Coaches Club will not only benefit the coaches involved by providing them with an additional level of support but will also ultimately lead to better outcomes for community clubs and players.” 

FQ Club Development Ambassador – Head of Coaching Davide Bertamini echoed Ganczer’s statements.

“The FQ Coaches Club provides a valuable opportunity for community coaches, Club Coach Coordinators and those who have recently completed a C Licence to gain extra advice and support, with a key focus on session design and delivery,” he said to Football Queensland.

“The informal workshop format of the FQ Coaches Club will allow coaches in attendance to be grouped in order to receive tailored guidance based on the age and level of the players they’re coaching.  

“Coach developers from Football Queensland and from various clubs will deliver the FQ Coaches Club sessions in a pilot program across South East Queensland before the program is expanded into regional parts of the state. 

“We look forward to welcoming coaches from across the game to our upcoming sessions which kick off next week.”

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