Carly Shaw-Maclaren graduates from The Concacaf Program of Referee Excellence (PORE)

November 14, 2018 Vancouver BC - BC’s Carly Shaw-Maclaren and Ontario’s Filip Dujic were part of Concacaf’s Program of Referee Excellence (PORE) graduation ceremonies on 16 November in Bradenton, Florida.

The two recently completed the second of two three-week sessions in which they received intensive referee training from the region’s top instructors. In the second phase, PORE referees were appointed to the Concacaf Men’s U20 tournament with Shaw-Maclaren and Dujic showing strong performances to graduate from the program.

“Congratulations to Carly and Filip on their commitment and drive which has led them to great success so early in their careers, said Isaac Raymond, Canada Soccer’s Manager, Referees. “Both of these young referees can return home to continue their development with an expectation that they will strive to reach the top of the refereeing pyramid.”

The PORE program offers top prospects from the Concacaf region intensive training led by some of FIFA’s leading refereeing instructors. The first installment of this year's program ran in collaboration with the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol Asociación (FEMEXFUT) for three weeks in April.

This is the second installment of the PORE program after an initial cohort was run in 2017. Three of the match officials who were part of that cohort earned FIFA Referee status in 2018. That success is owed to the experience the referees receive as part of the program, including appointments to the Mexican second division, specialized classes in nutrition and leadership, and daily field/classroom technical sessions with mentors including FIFA Instructor Peter Prendergast and Concacaf Director of Refereeing Brian Hall.

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BC Soccer is the provincial sport governing body with the mission to govern, promote and develop the game of soccer in British Columbia in a professional and progressive manner. Established in 1907, BC Soccer is the largest provincial sport organization (PSO) in BC and the third largest soccer specific PSO in Canada with over 150,000 participants.  As a professional not-for-profit society and a member of Canada Soccer, BC Soccer is committed to providing the widest opportunities for existing and potential participants, as well as provide support in the most effective and appropriate way for current players, parents, volunteers, member clubs, leagues and districts.  

BC Soccer is comprised of more than 120,000 registered players, over 2,200 registered referees, and thousands of volunteer coaches, administrators and soccer leaders. Working with its 40 member Youth Districts and 11 Adult Leagues as well as their affiliate member clubs, BC Soccer operates under the guiding principles of Professional Leadership, Passionate Service and Progressive Collaboration. In managing its relationships throughout the larger soccer community, BC Soccer’s vision is to ensure every British Columbian has the opportunity to be involved in soccer as part of a lifelong commitment to active, health and involved lifestyle