Tournaments Abroad will be heading to Japan next summer. European and American referees will have the opportunity of refereeing in yet a new edition of the Ibercup, the world’s most famous series of youth football tournaments.
The Ibercup Japan will take place in Gotenba, near Tokyo and Mt. Fuji, from August 22nd to August 26th. For this particular tournament we’re looking for up to 20 referees, all ages, nationalities and levels are welcome. As a referee you’ll be entitled to:
- Free accommodation in multiple rooms in a local hotel (likely to be Hotel Tokinosumika)
- Free food for the entire duration of the tournament (3 meals/day)
- Free local transport from accommodation to the venues and back.
- Free airport transfers to/from Tokyo airport (about 100 km away).
The only cost of referees will be travel (flights to/from Tokyo) and a small participation fee of €45 (or equivalent in £).
The tournament will see the participation of both Japanese and foreign referees and assessors. We expect a total of around 150 teams to take part for what will immediatly become one of Asia’s biggest youth football tournaments. Age categories will be Boys 11-13-14 and Girls 16.
Referees can expect to officiate 2-3 games per day, both as referees and assistant referees, and will also have some free time every day to visit Japan.
You can read more about Gotenba, the city where the tournament will take place, here.
INTERESTED? You can express your interest or apply by filling out the form you can find here.