Caption: FIFA referee Finau Vulivuli (third from left) during the Vodafone Fiji Fact earlier this year. Photo: ANUSHIL KUMAR.
Fiji’s only female FIFA referee Finau Vulivili has been invited to attend the FIFA seminar for prospective referees for the FIFA World Cup Canada 2015 in Algarve, Portugal.
Vulivuli will be attending the seminar from February 23 – 27, 2015.
Following the FIFA seminar for assistant referees held in Doha in November, Vulivuli and 42 referees have invited to the seminar for further assessment and preparation for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 to be held in Canada.
The five days of seminar will see the Savusavu native going through various sessions such as on field exercise with football players, integrated exercise such as technical and physical, theoretical sessions, video and trivia.
Vulivuli will also go on a FIFA physical test which includes target 35/30 seconds, 10 laps-35/35, Sprints: 6 x 40m, target 6.00 seconds (limit 6.40) and Yo Yo dynamic exercise and will go on a weight control and body fat composition.
She has officiated in the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany, and three FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cups – New Zealand 2008, Trinidad and Tobago 2010 and Azerbaijan 2012. She was also included among the officials for the 2012 London Olympic Games and has been a regular at OFC tournaments over the years.
Vulivuli led a trio from Oceania, completed by Jacqueline Stephenson and Sarah Walker of New Zealand, at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Canada from August 5 – 24, 2014.
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