14. 08. 2014

From NT player to international referee: Korea’s Kang Joo-Hee

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Korea’s international referee Kang Joo-Hee is one of a kind. She is one of four referees appointed for the 2014 FIVB World Grand Prix Group 2 Finals taking place in Koszalin on Friday and Saturday and has an impressive resume to share.

 

Kang became Korea’s first female international referee back in 2002, but she has a lot more to tell.

Kang Joo-Hee was a member of Korea’s junior and senior national volleyball teams. After joining the junior national team at the age of 15, she played for both the junior and senior selections during a season, before moving up to the elite division. She retired from the sport soon afterwards, however, when she was just 21.

“After that, I did not know exactly what to do, but I was sure I needed to do something for my future. In Korea, elite athletes focus exclusively on their sport from a very young age and there is little time, if any at all, left for their education. However, without an education you do not stand a chance of getting a job in a very competitive Korean society, so I made up my mind and decided that I would focus on my studies.”

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