From keeper at De La Salle to FIFA panel

Thursday, February 4, 2010, 14:11

Maltese referee Alan Mario Sant has qualified to officiate in UEFA’s youth mini-tournaments and in the qualification round matches of the Champions League and the Europa League after undergoing UEFA’s Introductory Course.
The 19th edition of this course for new referees was held in Malta recently and attracted a participation of 52 officials from 34 European countries.

Alan who is soon going into his 30′s has always been considered as one of the most promising referees since he had started the Referees course way back in 1997/98.  Educated at De La Salle Collage where he was always involved in the various sports activities, he always expressed his will to become a Referee one day.

Sportinmalta.com contacted some ex school mates of Mr. Sant and they all expressed satisfaction for his appointment. One ex class mate of him isaid “I remember him very well he was very bright at school and he used to play as a goalkeper with his class team, he was a very good keeper but we all knew he could not make it to the top as a porofessional player, this top international appointment does not come as a surprise because he has been performing very well in the local football leagues in the past years”

Sant is currently employed with Heritage Malta and in his career has worked also for Corinthia Group of Companies as Human Resources Manager.

Alan Mario Sant officially now on FIFA panel

Alan Mario Sant officially now on FIFA panel

Sant had to undergo a stiff physical, medical and mental test followed by a full FIFA fitness test and an interview in accordance with the requirements before reaching the set threshold.
In a comment afterwards, the Maltese referee said it was an honour for him to have been nominated by the Malta FA to follow such a course and expressed his satisfaction at having passed the test.
“Now, I look forward to represent the MFA and Malta in future appointments,” he said in a statement while thanking the Maltese association for providing the service of a trainer who follows the referees in their physical preparation.





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