The National Referee Refresher Seminar held on Sunday 24 July 2016 at the National Training Centre (NTC) attracted 128 participants.
As it was essential for them to have consistency in the interpretations of the rules of the game when officiating, the seminar focussed mainly on clarifying the more important rules and applying the rules in various situations. Time was also allotted for scoring and hand signal practice.
Theory and scoring tests were conducted at the end of the seminar. And the results are attached.
Many candidates will understandably be disappointed with the outcome. Although the Singapore Taekwondo Federation has lowered the passing marks, it cannot compromise the standard too much because it is also responsible to the athletes and their coaches. The STF has to ensure that referees are knowledgeable and competent before they are allowed to manage the competition.
The retests for theory and scoring will be held on Saturday 20 August 2016 at 1.00pm at the STF National Training Centre.
Please call the Secretariat at 6345 1491by Monday 15 August 2016 to register for the retests. The retest fee of $10.00 per component may be paid on the retest day at the NTC or earlier at the office. On the spot registration is $20 per component.