Bocce Officiating and Referee Courses

Christophe Levaillant

The Bocce Federation of Australia is privileged to announce the arrival of Christophe Levaillant (the International Body of Bocce (FIB) Director of Research and Training) to conduct a series of Officiating/Referee courses for prospective Australian referee candidates and information sessions for those interested in upgrading their skills or for those who are keen to learn more about the International Technical Rules that govern the sport.

 Christophe will be holding Referee courses in Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales. Candidates from other States are most welcomed to register for any of the courses on offer.

The courses aimed at training bocce referees will include classes aimed at ensuring that the candidates understand and interpret the rules uniformly in accordance with the FIB code.  Following the classes, a hands-on session on court will follow prior to sitting an examination paper.

Applicants who successfully complete the course will be issued with a Certificate of Accreditation at the level of National Referee – qualifying them to officiate at Club, State and National level.

Exceptional candidates 40 years and younger, can apply to further their bocce officiating qualifications and go on to pursue courses to enable them to officiate at the international level.

Course Dates: 

Victoria:
Monday          
21.04.2014    Melbourne – Casa D’Abruzzo Epping – Information session

Tuesday         22.04.2014    Melbourne – Casa D’Abruzzo Epping – Information session

Wednesday   30.04.2014    Melbourne REFEREE COURSE (Afternoon 1pm to 6pm & Evening 7pm – 

                                9.00pm Fogolar Furlan Thornbury

Thursday       02.05.2014   Tatura REFEREE COURSE (Afternoon 1pm to 6pm & Evening 7pm –    

                                          9.00pm Tatura Italian Club

Friday             02.05.2014   Melbourne REFEREE COURSE&EXAM (Afternoon 1pm to 6pm &

                                          Evening 7pm – 9pm) Casa D’Abruzzo       

Saturday        03.05.2014    Melbourne REFEREE COURSE on court practical instruction @

                                          Epping Cup, Casa D’Abruzzo Club Epping

Sunday           04.05.2014  Melbourne REFEREE COURSE on court practical instruction @

                                            Epping Cup, Casa D’Abruzzo Club.

 

South Australia:

Wednesday   23.04.2014   Evening – Fogolar Furlan Felixstowe – information session

Thursday       24.04.2014   Afternoon – Speaking and practical course delivery engagement    

                                            “Bocce for your school”at the ACPHER Conference (Prince Alfred  

                                            College).

                       24.0402014  Evening – Referee Course and Examination plus information session.                                                        

 

New South Wales:

Saturday          26.04.2014        Evening – Referee Course and Examination – Marconi Club, Bossley 

                                                    Park   

Sunday            27.04.2014        Afternoon – Referee Course and Information Session – Marconi Club,

                                                Bossley Park

 

All courses will be conducted in English, but explanations can be sought in French and Italian.

 

On return to France Christophe will go on to travel and conduct courses in Russia and Turkey.

 

The Bocce Federation of Australia acknowledges the support of the Federation Internationale du Sport Boule and the Australian Sports Commission for making this long-awaited course possible.