Officiating in Sports

An informative article by the Sport Information Resource Centre (SIRC) on the factors, solutions, and key roles of various stakeholders in officiating. The discussion deals with several issues (incl. abuse) that officiating is facing and proposes some ways on moving forward.

To read the full article please visit the SIRC blog or follow the link shared here: “They’re not yelling at you. They’re yelling at your shirt”: Canadian sport system faces officiating crisis l SIRC l SIRCuit

Author: Nadina Ayer, Ph.D.

Nadina Ayer, Ph.D. is a former varsity tennis player, a high-performance tennis coach, and a co-founder of Imamovic-Ayer Tennis Academy with many years of volunteering and working experience in the public and private sport sector. Nadina currently works as a lecturer (academic) in the Department of Sport and Event Management at Bournemouth University in Poole, UK. Her research focuses on interpersonal and online group dynamics, participation and leadership in sport, and management of sport and outdoor recreation (e.g., community sport volunteers). She teaches courses on principles of sport management, managing sport for development, quality assurance, and inclusive programming. In her leisure time, she enjoys volunteering, exploring new places, and exercising outdoors. She cares about causes related to animal welfare and human rights and is an active supporter of organizations such as KW & Stratford Humane Society, Right To Play, and UN Women.