JAKARTA (2 Oct 2011) – Six women referees have been identified to handle matches in the new season of the Indonesia Super League (ISL) 2011/2012 and also the lower Premier Division.
The six referees – Samkarya (Sulawesi Tenggara), Minin (Bekasi), Yiyin (Sumedang), N Cori (Sumatera), Herlin (Padang) and Cici (Semarang) – are now undergoing final test at the Hegarmanah TNI AD Perwira Candidacy School in Bandung.
“This is the first time that we have considered using women referees for the Indonesia Super League. It is definitely a move forward for the future of Indonesian football,” said Jajat Sudraja, the chairman of PSSI West Java’s Referees Allotment and Competition Committee.
Jajat admitted that while the test for the women referees will be different from their male counterparts, they will still have to at least meet the minimum standard required.
“Minin and Yiyin will be developed to become a FIFA referee alongside one young referee from Sukabumi named Rossy,” he added.