The ILS Sport Commission at their recent meeting held on 22/24 May, 2015 in Leuven Belgium appointed the following groups: Championships Officials Panel and Officials Assessment Panel.
- Championships Officials Panel: This panel will be responsible for the setting criteria, manage the appointment process, review the appointments, monitoring, endorsement of all appointed officials at the 2016 Lifesaving World Championships.
Members of the panel are: Dave Thompson (ILS Sport Commission Chair), Marta Cuetos (Europe region), Allen Pembroke (Africa region), Greg Allum (Asia Pacific region) Perry Smith (Americas region) and convenor – Jelle Meintsma who will remain as the main contact person.
- Officials Assessment Panel: This panel will assess all Referees and Technical Officials at the various championships. The Sport Commission would like to know where we can improve the officials performances and advise where necessary additional training need to occur. This assessment will also assist us in the future in terms of appointment.
The panel will consists of: Don van Keimpema (Australia Surf) Convenor, Frans Kenis (Belgium) Pool and Allen Pembroke (South Africa) Ocean and Beach.