International licensed WKF female referees and officials

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Alexandra PETRE / Austria
Beatriz REYES / Chile

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.

Katharina GOTTWALD / Austria

Our last World referee seminar´s 2022 in Wels, Austria, 2023 in Skofije, Slovenia and 2023 in Buenos Aires, Argentina appointed several new female WKF referees with international licenses.

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

Alexandra KAPPEL / Austria

History has shown that nothing is set in stone.

As the world know – our next World referee seminar will be held in Spain, Sunday November 17th 2024, just before the WKF World Championships.


Melissa SAILER / Austria


Tanja HELML / Austria

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



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


Pana BALADI / Germany
Cornelia GESPERGER / Austria

Today WKF has more than 120 international licensed referees on 6 continents.

Of these, unfortunately, we only have just 


eleven (!)

international licensed female officials

Susanna ARRIGHI / Argentina

Like all knowledge, more and more strong female champions and athletes are fighting

Patrizia APOLOT / Uganda
Milva BRITEZ / Argentina

Our executive board therefore emphatically requests all our WKF country presidents

to send more female referees to Spain, the next seminar in November 17th 2024.


To all our country presidents World wide:

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

It’s in your hands and we just want

more female

licensed officials