Swim Ireland & Ireland Water Polo to Host FINA Referee Development School

FINA Water Polo Development School

Swim Ireland and Ireland Water Polo are delighted to announce that we will be hosting a FINA Water Polo Referee Development School on the 1st and 2nd October 2022. 

This school caters for starting referees, interested and willing to officiate at a National level and have an ambition to continue to International level. Candidates must be at least 16 years old at the start of the FINA Development School programme and available to officiate during the 2022/2023 season.  We ask that this email is shared with all your club members.

Please note, no previous officiating experience is required, we would like all clubs to nominate at least one individual to attend this school so we may grow our panel of officials in Ireland.

Registration closes at 17:00 on Thursday 15th September  this date is set to facilitate the registration of each attendee to the FINA GMS portal by 18th September.

To register for the Referee School – https://swimireland.justgo.com/workbench/public/events?ref=18F64FD18C917C21089FC44DA4F3E333193958D0

The purpose of this course is to achieve the following objectives:

  1. Build a bigger group of qualified Water Polo referees, and raise the level of the existing ones
  2. Create world-wide uniformity in the interpretation and the application of Water Polo rules, raising the quality of officiating
  3. Establish a point of reference for the FINA National Member Federations and the Continental Organisations’ education programmes

Please take into consideration that when a competition official represents his/her country in a competition, he/she shall be a citizen, whether by birth or naturalisation, of the nation he/she represents, provided that a naturalised citizen shall have lived in that country for at least one year prior to that competition (FINA Handbook – Edition 2017, General Rules 2.5).

Swim Ireland will cover the accommodation expenses of the nominated referees for one night where required; Single Room: 107 EUR/night (incl. breakfast) or Double Room: 117 EUR/night (incl. breakfast). If the nominated referee requires accommodation, they must state it at time of registration.