FIFA referee Gladwyn Johnson yesterday wrapped up a three-day training programme for CONCACAF 2018 elite referees being held in Costa Rica.
The programme, which began on February 25, is aimed at the continued development of the elite referees, both male and female. Johnson’s participation was part of the Targeted Advanced Referee Programme (TARP).
In an invited comment, Johnson, who successfully completed the fitness test as part of the programme, said he was eager to share the knowledge acquired with the other national referees.
Johnson noted that he “will continue to work, do well at the fitness test, and perform all classroom tests as well as training on the field. As I strive for excellence to officiate at the highest level (World Cup), I will pay attention to all details so that I can get better than I am. When I return home, I will share the knowledge I gain with my fellow referees so that everyone can be at their best.”
Johnson also expressed gratitude to the Creator for having the opportunity of being among the 31 top referees who participated in the CONCACAF programme, which included 19 elite referees and 12 targeted referees.
Among the key areas focussed on were the physical fitness testing, practical and technical training and classroom and field sessions including video tests.