Published on 13 October 2022
This is probably the major announcement of the beginning of the season. Alexandre Fuster, coordinator of the National College of Referees (NCR) since 2018, has submitted his resignation to the National Underwater Hockey Commission (NUHC). UWH News has obtained the statement in which he justifies his decision. Here are the main points to remember.
1- Resignation of Alexandre Fuster as coordinator of the National College of Referees.
2- NCR proposals validated in 2018 were postponed until 2024 : the desire to have one National Referee per senior team registered in the French championship and an additional AN2 for all youth categories.
3- The decline in the number of referees (119 active referees for the 2022-2023 season for a minimum of 160 refereeing assignments).
4- The lack of motivation of the 25-35 year old generation regarding refereeing.
5- No willingness on the part of the NCUH to compromise on the requirement for the National Referee exam.
6- Disagreement on the financial remuneration of referees.
7- All NCR members will focus on referee formation and will not referee any official competitions during the 2022-2023 season.
The full statement :