The Jamaica Football Federation is extremely proud as we congratulate Assistant Referee Stefanie Dale Yee-Sing who has been selected by the FIFA Referees Committee to officiate at the 2023 WWC in Australia and New Zealand in the summer.
Stefanie, who has been active in most domestic, regional, continental and global tournaments, is the only Jamaican selected among the fifty-five assistants referees worldwide. Thirty-three referees and support referees were also selected as well as nineteen ladies who will work as Video Match Officials for the first time.
“They have been chosen in close cooperation with the six confederations, based on the officials’ quality and the performances delivered at FIFA tournaments as well as at other international and domestic competitions in recent years,” according to the FIFA media release.
“I am overjoyed,” said Yee-Sing. “We work hard everyday with the hope of representing the country at these major tournaments. Rubbing shoulders with the best and running with elite players has always been my dream since I began.”
President of the JFF, Michael Ricketts, says Yee-Sing’s journey is inspiring. “Stefanie should serve as inspiration to all the officials in Jamaica,” Ricketts said. “She, along with some of the other female officials have been training and operating at world class levels for a while. It’s great to see Stefanie getting the rewards she so richly deserves. We hope that she will serve as a catalyst and inspiration to other ladies and gentlemen officials to work hard as the sky is the limit.”
Seminars for the officials will be held in Montevideo and Doha.