WKF needs World wide more female licensed referees and officials

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Milva BRITEZ / Argentina
Alexandra PETRE / Austria

WKF HEAD OFFICE work very hard in cooperation with our IRC- “International rules committee” to train our international officials and referees, to answer protests and requests for the competition rules and to develop our various WKF rules.

History has shown nothing is set in stone!

World referee seminar in Alicante, November 17th !


Cornelia GESPERGER / Austria
Katharina GOTTWALD / Austria

Our last World referee seminar´s 2022 in Wels, Austria 2023 in Skofije, Slovenia and in Buenos Aires, Argentina 2023

appointed several new female WKF referees with international licenses.

Tanja HELML / Austria

Today we again have 11 female officials worldwide with an international WKF referee license.

Alexandra KAPPEL / Austria

The past has shown that we need more officially WKF licensed ladies internationally.

The next but one World referee seminar will be held now in autumn 2025, the weekend just before the  European Championships 2025 .


Beatriz REYES / Chile

Patrizia APOLOT / Uganda


As the world knows, our WKF is celebrating 60 years of existence in the next WKF World Championships in Spain, November 18th to 22nd

We expect in Spain 2024 again more than 1.500 Champions, man and women.

Without valid WKF license you are not an official in our World Kickboxing Federation!!

Melissa SAILER / Austria
Pana BALADI / Germany

Today WKF has more than 120 international licensed referees on 6 continents. Like all knowledge, more and more strong female champions and athletes are fighting

Of these, unfortunately, we only have

eleven WORLD CLASS female officials

Susanna ARRIGHI / Argentina

Our executive board therefore emphatically requests all WKF country presidents to send more female referees to Spain, the next seminar in November 2024.

To all our country presidents World wide:

send more female referees to the next World referee seminar in November 2024 in Spain!

It is in your hands and your own responsibility …

we just need more female officials