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Water Polo Canada is pleased to announce the Canadian Referee Assignments

Water Polo Canada is pleased to announce the Canadian Referees that will be traveling along with our National Teams for various international events this summer.

The recent certification of three referees at the FINA Level demonstrates Water Polo Canada continual effort towards referee development. Ian Mitchell (BC), Evan Andrews (SK), Jean-François Morisseau (QC) received their FINA Certification through the FINA Water Polo Referee School earlier this year in Los Angeles, California. The purpose of the FINA course is to enlarge the number of referees and enhance the quality of the existing ones to create a more uniform interpretation and application of the rules.

Similarly, Water Polo Canada maintain its objective to continue increasing the number and the retention of certified officials at all levels. Our Canadian Referees presence at these International events represents a great opportunity to further grow and develop our national official programs. In 2015, Water Polo Canada also launched the Domestic Development Financial Assistance Program (DDFAP) to provide financial support to clubs and Provincial Water Polo Associations (“PSO”) towards their existing educational initiatives and to develop new domestic programs including Referee Development, through training and evaluation.

The certification of these three Canadian referees and the international experience of the others can only positively influence current referees who are pursuing the same path. Water Polo Canada also believes that this is a key element in the growth of the National Championship League (NCL). More referees will bring better referees at international and national stage which is an important component to the growth of competitive water polo in Canada.

“We are extremely proud of our Canadian referee’s achievement and we hope that these opportunities will help pave the way for the future generation. As a National Sport Federation, it is crucial for Water Polo Canada to continue our work towards official development within the Canadian water polo community and at the international level” said Martin Goulet, Executive Director at Water Polo Canada.

The 2017 Competition assignments are as followed;





Women’s World League Intercontinental

May 2nd – 8th, 2017

Sacramento, California

Martin Murray

17U Pan American Championships

June 29th to July 9th, 2017

Lima, Peru

Ian Mitchell

Helène Painchaud

Women’s World League Super Final

June 6th – 11th, 2017

Shanghai, China

Marie-Claude Deslières

Men’s Dutch Friendlies & Benu Cup

June 29th to July 9th, 2017

Holland & Hungary

Evan Andrews

World Aquatic Championships

July 16th – July 30th, 2017

Budapest, Hungary

Mikhail Dykman

Men’s 20U World Championships

August 5th – 13th, 2017

Belgrade, Serbia

Doriel Trepenka

FISU Games

August 18th – 30th, 2017

Taipei, Chinese Taipei

Jean-François Morisseau

Marie-Claude Deslières

Women’s 20U World Championships

September 3rd – 10th, 2017

Volos, Greece

Martin Murray



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