Rohit the young referee of AIFF & HPFA from Himachal Pradesh successfully completed his 2nd level Premier skill referee development program at Mumbai .
Premier Skills, a partnership between the British Council and the Premier League, concluded its 2nd level referee development programme at Mumbai.
The initiate was launched in partnership with the Indian Super League and All India Football Federation.
Premier Skills uses football as a tool to help develop both community coaching and English language skills.
The programme trains sports coaches, referees and youth leaders to return to their own communities and enhance their existing football sessions, whilst also developing their leadership skills and a greater understanding of the role football can play in tackling other social issues, a media release said.
The Premier Skills programme began in September last year as a three-year partnership between Premier Skills, AIFF and Football Sports Development Ltd (FSDL), a joint venture between IMG-Reliance and Star India.
Total top 30 referees from all over India were selected for this programme.
five referees were from north India and Rohit was the only referee from Himachal Pradesh.
The referee development programme was conducted by Ray Olivier, Head of Professional Referee Development for the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) .