Stephanie-Dale Yee Sing: Choose To Challenge


In the “Play of the Day”, Dalton speaks with FIFA Assitant Referee Stephanie-Dale Yee Sing as we celebrate International Women’s Day which is recognised on March 8 by acknowledging women in sport.

Stephanie-Dale Yee Sing has officiated in multiple CONCACAF finals and featured at the Under-17 World Cup in Jordan in 2016. She was one of the first Caribbean officials, male or female, to feature in a World Cup final at the Under-17 tournament in Uruguay in 2018. Stephanie was among eight assistant referees and five referees representing CONCACAF at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France in 2019 where she featured in the semi-finals.

In this episode, Stephanie discusses . She described her experience as an assistant referee at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. She shares how she got started in refereeing and her decision to choose to become a professional referee over her football career. 

Stephanie also speaks about:

  1. Some challenges she has face over the years in her career
  2. How she has overcome the obstacles that come with being an assistant referee
  3. Interactions with her male peers
  4. The value of International Women’s Day 
  5. How she is able to keep improving 

The 2019 recipient of the Chairman’s award at the RJRGLEANER National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Awards also explains how she feels to have been shortlisted by FIFA for the 2023 Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand and what lessons she will take from her 2019 experience in 2023. 

Other topics discussed are:

  1. The preparation and training that goes into be adequately prepared for the World Cup  
  2. The lack of international competition for regional officials and its impact on excelling on the world stage.
  3. What motivates her
  4. How it feels to be recognised by local stakeholders
  5. Highlights and low moments of her career
  6. Interactions with fans while officiating locally and abroad
  7. Her support system
  8. Advice for young women interested in officiating
  9. Her goals for the future

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