Eight officials were appointed to the tournament.
On 27-29 July, Ottawa, ON was the stage of the 2012 W-League Championship, the crowning event of the highest level of women’s soccer in the United States and Canada.
The 2012 edition also allowed the Canadian Soccer Association to bring together a select group of Canadian officials for the occasion.
Eight officials were appointed to the tournament, representing five provinces (NS, QC, ON, AB and BC), and seven of these eight had worked W-Leagues matches in 2012.
In addition, three National List Officials participated in the event: Michelle Pye, Suzanne Morisset adn Sheena Dickson. Pye and Morisset attended this year’s CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship in Guatemala. Morisset has also been appointed to the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Azeraijan 2012. Dickson was appointed to the CISM World Military Women Football Championship in Germany this past June where was selected to officiate in the Gold Medal match.
On the Saturday, a day off in the Championship, the Canadian officials gathered for an education session led by the Canadian Soccer Association Head of Refereing, Tiger Liu.
CANADIAN OFFICIALS AT THE 2012 W-LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP
Name | Province | Class
Suzanne Morisset | QC | FIFA
Michelle Pye | BC | FIFA
Sheena Dickson | AB | National
Shauna Poirier | NS | Provincial (Former FIFA AR)
Marie-Ève Bergeron | QC | Provincial
Alexis Vaughan | ON | Provincial
Marie-Soleil Beaudoin | ON | Provincial
Candace Brown | BC | Provincial
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