Former FIFA Referee Christina Unkel is the Guest Speaker at Our Next Referee Webinar, Feb. 21st

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EDITOR’S NOTE: There is a last minute replacement for this event as Christina is unable to take part. Her husband, Ted Unkel, current MLS and former FIFA referee, will step into the instructor’s role in her place.

Join us for our next live Referee Educational Webinar: Wednesday, February 21, 2024 from 7:00–8:30 p.m. Our special guest is Christina Unkel, a former FIFA, NWSL and WPS referee, MLS Video Assistant Referee, and on-air Rules Analyst for CBS Sports.

Christina Unkel, J.D, M.B.A is a litigation attorney, entrepreneur, and sports tv analyst/journalist. She focuses her law practice primarily on complex business and construction litigation with a specialized focus on sports law. As a past NCAA collegiate soccer athlete and former FIFA referee, Christina has spent the past 15 years working and performing at the highest professional, international, and collegiate levels of the soccer game among the elite players of the world. Christina serves as the State Referee Administrator (SRA) for the Florida State Referee Committee (FLSRC). She was also recently named as the president of Tampa Bay Sun FC, a new club in the USL Super League.

Her television broadcasting work includes covering the 2019 Women’s World Cup at Fox Sports and European Football (UEFA Champions League and Europa League) for CBS HQ and Paramount+. Christina is also a journalist for The Athletic and CBS Sports covering referees, the laws of the game, and legal issues in sports.

Founder of SPARQ Advocacy, Christina focuses on diversity, equity, inclusion, and access work by means of the “athlete mindset ”. As co-owner of Scorch Fitness and the Deadlift Effect, Christina focuses on providing sports science and strength training to the everyday person to permit them to tap into their everyday athlete and burn off what holds them back in their personal and professional lives. Recently, Christina launched the 501(c)(3) non-profit, Scorch Community, to provide athletic, education, and wellness initiatives to underrepresented communities. Learn more: https://www.christinaunkel.com/.

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This webinar will be recorded and provided later on the Cal South Referee In-Service Training page for any re-certifying referee unable to participate to the live event. To see our full archive of past Referee Webinars, click here.

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