Czech Dagmar Damkova has recently joined the UEFA Referees Committee as the first woman in history. UEFA and FIFA rules do not enable a committee member to be an active referee in matches played within UEFA and FIFA competititons. As a result, Damkova, 36, gave up her career as an active referee after the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup played this summer in Germany.
On the International List since 1999, Dagmar Damkova was one of the best female referees in the world, having refereed the 2008 Olympic Games final and the 2009 UEFA Women’s Euro final. She also officiated at the FIFA Women’s World Cups 2007 and 2011, the FIFA Women’s U-20 World Cups 2006 and 2010, as well as the 2011 UEFA Women’s Champions League final. Damkova has joined the UEFA Referees Committee on 1 July 2011 and is expected to be in charge of the European women's refereeing.
UEFA Referees Committee 2011 - 2013
Chairman: Angel Maria Villar Lona (ESP)
Deputy Chairman: Senes Erzik (TUR)
Chief Refereeing Officer: Pierluigi Collina (ITA)
Refereeing Officers: Marc Batta (FRA), Hugh Dallas (SCO)
Members: Yuri Baskakov (RUS), Dagmar Damkova (CZE), David Elleray (ENG), Herbert Fandel (GER), Bo Karlsson (SWE), Jozef Marko (SVK), Vladimir Sajn (SVN), Jaap Uilenberg (NED), Kyros Vassaras (GRE), Kurt Zuppinger (SUI).