"Dear EAF Members, This is an official Letter of Complaint against a decision of the EAF Executive Board, removing me from the list of referees for European Championships 2019 without any reason". ()
"I’m a WAF Master Referee with 14 years of experience, EAF Director of Referee Training and a member of EAF Referee Panel.
Without any warning, the EAF Executive Board has decided to remove me from the list of referees prepared by David Shead, EAF Head Referee, with only a note saying “Judyta is not invited”.
After questions from the Head Referee about the reasons for removing me, the answer of Mircea Simionescu Simicel, EAF General Secretary, boils down to: “Judyta is not banned but we consider it is better not to invite her”.
After my official request to the EAF Executive Board for rational reasons of my removal, I received an answer from the EAF General Secretary, stating that “I have no explanations nor official reasons to give to you. EAF executive board decided the list.”
Dear EAF Members, I have decided to appeal to You, as You are the highest power in EAF.
There is nothing in WAF constitution allowing the General Secretary/Executive Board to remove someone from the list of referees or even prepare such a list (this is the exclusive competence of Head Referee). There is only one exception for when someone is not in good standing, but the General Secretary confirmed that I’m not.
I haven’t violated any WAF rules as well.
Moreover, as an EAF Director of Referee Training, it is my duty to be present at the European Championships during the referee seminar, as well as during the whole competition to provide training for referees (according to WAF rules points 3.2.1, 3.2.2), while now I’m forbidden because of the decision of the Executive Board, that is supposed to follow the rules.
It is the first situation in WAF history when a WAF Master referee is refused from refereeing on WAF/EAF Championships without any reason.
Moreover, the Executive Board has decided that it will be better to invite two junior referees with just 1 year of experience and put them on the main list with reimbursement of all costs, hotel room, meals and pay them 25 euro per day.