Leslie Santos (centre) of Santos Soccer Training Limited officiates at "Youth Soccer Training Scheme" kick-off ceremony co-organised with The Boys' and Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong. Photo: Felix Wong Leslie Santos (centre) of Santos Soccer Training Limited officiates at "Youth Soccer Training Scheme" kick-off ceremony co-organised with The Boys' and Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong. Photo: Felix Wong
Leslie Santos (centre) of Santos Soccer Training Limited officiates at "Youth Soccer Training Scheme" kick-off ceremony co-organised with The Boys' and Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong. Photo: Felix Wong
William Lai
Opinion

Opinion

The Rational Ref by William Lai

Coaching and refereeing courses should be for all

The FA's short-sighted policy of conducting these programmes in Chinese only is hindering the game in Hong Kong

Leslie Santos (centre) of Santos Soccer Training Limited officiates at "Youth Soccer Training Scheme" kick-off ceremony co-organised with The Boys' and Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong. Photo: Felix Wong Leslie Santos (centre) of Santos Soccer Training Limited officiates at "Youth Soccer Training Scheme" kick-off ceremony co-organised with The Boys' and Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong. Photo: Felix Wong
Leslie Santos (centre) of Santos Soccer Training Limited officiates at "Youth Soccer Training Scheme" kick-off ceremony co-organised with The Boys' and Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong. Photo: Felix Wong
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William Lai

William Lai

William Lai is a qualified soccer referee, instructor and assessor, and has also officiated in England and Australia. As an educator, scientist and social scientist, he is also interested in human behaviour which is why his column offers an alternative and rational commentary of what happens on and off the pitch.