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S & R Sport Referee Of The Month - December 2013 - Hadi Farid

Dec. 18, 2013

The winner of the S & R Sport Referee of the Month for December 2013 is Hadi Farid of the Coastal California Zone. For winning referee of the month Hadi receives a $50 gift certificate to

We are pleased to announce Hadi Farid from the Coastal California Zone as USA Water Polo's Referee of the Month for December.

Hadi began his referring career in the mid 90's after a shoulder injury cut his playing career short.  Like so many of us, Hadi's passion for the game prompted him to stay involved and he chose officiating as a way to continue to be a part of the sport he loves.

Not only did he get involved as a referee, but Hadi also took on a leadership role in the sport, actively participating in the administrative operations, training, and education of referees in Southern California.

He has served as President of the local referee association and also as the Coastal California Zone Head Referee where he continued to develop training and education for referees in that zone.

Hadi has also given generously of his time and resources over and over in support of Domestic and International events.

While maintaining a full time job running a successful business and the countless hours of service to the development and support of the sport, Hadi has managed to find the time to make himself available for just as many opportunities that come his way to improve and build on his own professional development as a working referee.

Hadi has been named to USA Water Polo's International Referee List as a UANA rated Referee which has provided him the opportunity to represent the USA as Referee with Team, most recently in Buenos Aires, Argentina at the UANA Youth Pan American Championships.

He has also had a stellar Domestic Career having been selected to officiate at a number of Domestic USA Water Polo, High School, and Collegiate Championships.

Hadi was most recently selected as one of four referees for the Men's NCAA Championship earlier this month.

Our congratulations to Mr. Farid, and best wishes for a successful future. 




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