Theoretical lectures and important practical applications in the WAFF MC preparatory workshop

Thursday 01/09/2022
The workshop for the preparation of match commissioners organized by the West Asian Football Federation (WAFF) witnessed important theoretical lectures and practical applications that contributed to providing the participants with valuable information.

The workshop was held on August 30 and 31, 2022, in the Jordanian capital, Amman, on the sidelines of the 7th WAFF Women’s Championship, under the supervision of the Asian lecturer and Commissioner, Dr. Bashir Abdelkhalek, with the participation of 18 representatives who were approved by the member associations, to attend the AFC workshop for the preparation of match commissioner, which will be hosted in Dubai from 12 to 14 September 2022.

The workshop witnessed a great interaction, especially since it was the first organized by WAFF in presence about two years ago, after the Corona pandemic imposed the establishment of many training and educational workshops remotely.

During the workshop and in both the theoretical and the practical, which was held at Petra Stadium in Al Hussein Youth City in Amman, Dr. Bashir Abdelkhalek, explained many axes related to observing matches in terms of instructions, responsibilities, challenges and difficulties facing observers in various matches.

He also stressed the importance of time, working within the team and managing it in an optimal way, and the elements associated with a good match preparation, pointing out the need for each person in the team to bear a specific responsibility under the management of the commissioner who has authority on the field, which must be used fairly.

Dr. Abdelkhalek, who has experience monitoring more than 140 matches, points to the communication between the commissioner and the workers under his management during work in the stadium and how to determine its nature, and that the commissioner has the ability to be a leader or a Boss in the stadium, depending on the nature of the people he deals with.

He considered this workshop important to share experiences with each other and discuss all points and questions that need clarification and inquiry, and wished everyone success in the AFC workshop next month in Dubai.

Moreover, he thanked WAFF for organizing the workshop and providing the participants with an opportunity to gain more experiences that contribute to developing their knowledge and practical capabilities. He also praised the participants’ interaction and their eagerness to obtain information.

In turn, the Director of Administrative Affairs in WAFF, Orouba Al Husseini, indicated that the workshop came within the federation’s strategy to activate the educational aspect, workshops and training courses.

She said: During the past two years, the Federation held more than 15 remote workshops due to Corona, which dealt with all fields and topics in football, and we are now returning to the actual presence in this workshop similar to the Asian workshop that will be held in Dubai.

Al Husseini conveyed her appreciation to Dr. Abdelkhalek, who harnessed his great experience in this field for the benefit of the participants, and she praised their presence and interaction and wished them success.

On the other hand, the participants in the workshop expressed their appreciation to the WAFF and the lecturer Dr. Abdelkhalek, given the important knowledge and information that the workshop provided them with the basics of managing matches.

At the end of the workshop, the WAFF distributed the approved certificates  to the participants. Al Husseini presented a shield to  Dr. Bashir Abdelkhalek, in appreciation of what he did during the workshop and for the valuable and meaningful information he provided.

The list of participants in the workshop included: Nasreen Al Khazaaleh, Muhammad Manko from Jordan, Nasser Al Abri, Rehab Al Maliki from Bahrain, Abdullah Al Ishaq, Muhammad Al Riyashi, Ahmed Al Sayed from Qatar, Salem Al Kathiri from UAE, Mudhi Al Khabouri, Khaled Al Araimi from Oman, Qassem Hamwi, Muhammad Fadi Al Rabat from Syria, Dhawi Al Maimoni, Fawaz Al Mutairi from Saudi Arabia, Mahmoud Qaraqra from Palestine, Ammar Rashid from Iraq, Basem Al Zuhairi from Lebanon and Talal Al Balushi from Kuwait.