During the 2021 training camp in Porec, with many coaches having come together it was the perfect time to host a refereeing seminar. The purpose of these seminars is to clearly explain decisions made during competition that may have otherwise been disputed. With rule changes over the years, interpretations can be skewed and so with this platform, the EJU are able to assist and explain in the best and most direct way possible.
EJU Referee Commissioners present included Vladimir Vostrikov and Andreas Hempel.
Talking to Vostrikov following the seminar he explained,
I think it is very useful for athletes and coaches to have some explanations from the past competitions and we give these for the difficult situations. Though it might be difficult to grasp the rules completely, we try to do it as best we can, it is important because different athletes and different coaches have different interpretations and when they get the explanation from the commission directly and not through other coaches or other referees, it is better for all to have the same understanding and point of view.
Author: Thea Cowen