Keeping fit amidst coronavirus lockdown

As most of us feel the restrictions imposed by local authorities, which often include lockdown at home, it’s extremely important to keep active. As referees we are used to regularly training and officiating in the open air – but staying fit can also be achieved at home, even if it means changing our habits somewhat! … Read moreKeeping fit amidst coronavirus lockdown

New Elite Referee Academy in USA

Referee Abroad is proud to announce a collaboration with the illustrious Needham Memorial Day Tournament, near Boston in the USA. Before today, just North American referees could take part in this tournament’s Referee Academy, which foresees intensive referee development thanks to dedicated coaches and mentors at MLS & PRO level – many of whom current … Read moreNew Elite Referee Academy in USA

Referee Abroad 2020: First invitations are being sent

Selections for our 2020 tournaments have started and the first referees are receiving their invitations during these hours. The first deserving officials have been invited to next year’s IberCup Brasil, IberCup Cascais, IberCup Costa del Sol, GPS Showcase, Africa Youth Cup and Gothia Cup China. Selection for further tournaments will start in the next few … Read moreReferee Abroad 2020: First invitations are being sent

Welcome to REFEREE ABROAD

New season, new name and a whole new experience with our great range of tournaments. Tournaments Abroad has now become Referee Abroad to emphasise our focus on all things refereeing. And our 2020 tournaments are now online and open for applications (tournament list).  The tournaments have been enriched with a new all-in Experience package, you … Read moreWelcome to REFEREE ABROAD

Development Day in Portugal

Our President Daniel Curcio took part to the 18th edition of the “Encontro Nacional Arbitro Jovem”, Portugal’s yearly national meeting for young referees. The meeting, which sees the participation of 100+ young officials from all around the country, is a great development opportunity for younger match officials. This year’s meeting took part in Beja, in … Read moreDevelopment Day in Portugal

Referee Abroad and AXIWI Team Up to Drive Referee Development

Referee development is at the core of our beliefs at Referee Abroad: each tournament should act as a stepping stone towards becoming a more confident and skilled match official. This year Referee Abroad got together with AXIWI – specialists in communication systems across the sporting world – and thanks to this collaboration we were able … Read moreReferee Abroad and AXIWI Team Up to Drive Referee Development

The Winners of the 2020 Referee Abroad Awards

IBERCUP CASCAIS Best Referee – Lucian Diaconu (Romania) Best Assistant Referee –  Abdullah Al-Ameri (Sweden) Referee Talent – Cedric Marranita Livreiro (Belgium) IBERCUP COSTA DEL SOL Best Referee –  Ryan Morris (England) Best Assistant Referee –  Juan Vega (Gibraltar) Referee Talent –  Daniel England (England) IBERCUP ESTORIL Best Referee –  Sorin Costreie (Romania) Best Assistant Referee … Read moreThe Winners of the 2020 Referee Abroad Awards

UEFA Referee Observers at the Ibercup Estoril

Every year Referee Abroad invites some of Europe’s finest referee observers to attend its flagship tournaments, to offer referees the best feedback possible and support their development.  This year we had the pleasure of welcoming two of Europe’s most experienced referee observers to the Ibercup Estoril, which took place in Lisbon, Portugal, during the first … Read moreUEFA Referee Observers at the Ibercup Estoril

Referees selected for the Paris World Games

The 5th edition of the Paris World Games takes place July 7th-13th in Paris, France. It is France’s biggest international youth tournament, attracting around 200 teams from all over the world.  A great tournament requires great referees. For this year’s event “Referee Abroad” has selected a total of 95 referees, coming from 25 different nations. … Read moreReferees selected for the Paris World Games