Seoul, Korea, August 17, 2019 – As the 20th Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship is just one day away, all referees officiating at this top-tier competition on Saturday took the Referee Clinic theoretically and practically at the Jamsil Indoor Stadium, the main competition venue here.
During the Referee Clinic, all referees also stood chances to work closely with the Video Challenge team. The new-technology Video Challenge has been brought by AVC to use in various Asian Championship events to assist the referees in the decision making process in order to make the game absolutely fair to the athletes’ actions.
According to the Video Challenge team, Challenges are allowed for one of the following situations:
a) Ball in/out – for side and end lines
b) Block Touch – contact with the ball by the player (i.e. the blocker)
c) Net Fault – contact with the net between the antennae by the player in the action of playing the ball
d) Antenna Touch – contact with the antenna by the player or by the ball
e) Foot Fault – a) contact of the server with the playing court (end line included) or the lateral free zone outside the service zone, b) faulty contact of a player with the 3-meter attack line, c) the complete crossing of the centre line by the player’s foot or feet.
Following the Referee Clinic on Saturday, Referee Delegate Mr Dean Turner from Australia expressed his satisfaction over the referees’ abilities and approved their skills for further recognition and assessment.
Regarding the decision made at the 2016 AVC Board of Administration Meeting, all National Federations sending their teams to participate in any Asian Volleyball Championship must each submit three international or candidate referees to the AVC in order that the AVC Referees Committee, chaired by Mr Songsak Chareonpong, will take it into consideration and make a final decision who will be named team accompanying referees.
Only one referee, normally the first name submitted, from each participating team had been selected to officiate at the championship here under the guidance of Referee Delegate Mr Dean Turner, and three Referee Sub-Committees Mr Chang Jing Jong from Chinese Taipei, Mr Kim Kuntae from Korea and Mr Wang Ning from China.
A total of 13 international referees, accompanying teams taking part in the eight-day event, on Saturday had been announced by the AVC to officiate at this Championship. They are as follows.
1. Mr Choi Jaehyo from Korea
2. Ms Nages Afshin from Iran
3. Ms Leung Yin Yan from Hong Kong China
4. Ms Yamamoto Shingo from Japan
5. Ms Irina Kabulbekova from Kazakhstan
6. Ms Carla Hoorweg from Australia
7. Mr Ramio Singh from India
8. Mr Wichai Wannatawee from Thailand
9. Ms Chung Shu-Fan from Chinese Taipei
10. Ms Marry Kerekere from New Zealand
11. Mr Gou Miing from China
12. Mr Raditia Rahmat Darwis from Indonesia
13. Mr K.D.K Malinga from Sri Lanka
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