Observers

Referee observers play an important role at Tournaments Abroad events. They provide our young up-and-coming referees feedback and support in order to become better match officials. Every year welcome referee observers and assessors at all our “development events”, which are tournaments particularly focused on referee development. 

If you are a qualified referee observer or coach and you’d like to experience yourself a tournament abroad, why not consider joining our assessors groups at one of the tournaments below? You’ll live a great international experience while, at the same time, provide invaluable support to the careers of many promising referees from all around the world. 

In 2019 we hope to welcome up to 60 referee assessors at our tournaments. Join us today!

Some tournaments you could consider to join:

Jozef Marko
UEFA REFEREE COMMITTEE (1993-2017)
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Michel Vautrot
FORMER FIFA AND UEFA REFEREE COMMITTEE
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Alan Snoddy
UEFA REFEREE CONVENTION ADVISOR
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John Moules
ENGLISH FOOTBALL LEAGUE OBSERVER
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George Cain
ENGLISH FOOTBALL LEAGUE OBSERVER
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Donald MacKinnon
SFA ASSESSOR AND HEAD OBSERVER USA CUP
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Martin Printzler
BAVARIA FA AND DFB REFEREE OBSERVER
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David Fuller
WEST RIDING FA REFEREE CHAIRMAN
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Inaki Hermosilla
SPANISH SECOND DIVISION B OBSERVER
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Art Mitchell
CAL SOUTH AND USSF REFEREE OBSERVER
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Adrian Bacarisa
REFEREE DEVELOPMENT MANAGER GIBRALTAR FA
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Hary Milas
FOOTBALL FEDERATION VICTORIA REFEREE OBSERVER
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and many others …

Fill out this form to express your interest to become an observer at one of our tournaments, our observers coordinator will be in touch!

Interested in knwoing more? Check out our FAQs or contact our observers coordinators. 

OBSERVERS COORDINATOR

John D'Arcy - England
John D’Arcy has a wealth of experience both on and off the field of play with over 30 years of refereeing and over a decade in referee administration from youth football to Step 5 of the National League System. He attended his first events with Tournaments Abroad in 2015 to then join the senior team in 2017 and has supported tournaments in Portugal and Paris. John is currently an FA Observer, Referees Tutor, Mentor and a coach. John is currently working with the Kent FA and North Riding FA.

DEPUTY OBSERVERS COORDINATOR

David Waller - England
David Waller first qualified as a referee in 1984. In England, he reached Class One in 1998 refereeing on the contributory league and acting as 4th official on both the Premier League and Football League. He retired from active refereeing in 2010 and became an assessor on the Wessex League. Since 2013 he’s a referee observer on the contributory league. He’s also an English FA Core performance coach. He attended numerous events with Tournaments Abroad, including the Paris World Games and Ibercup.

Assessing future top officials at Iber Cup is a joy, they listen, learn and improve. That’s our job.

Donnie MacKinnon

Scotland

A great experience giving me an opportunity to visit a new country. Met some new friends and intend coming back.

Jes Lambert

England

Great Experience for young referees of the future to get a taste of International football teams. 

Sandy Miller

Scotland

A very well organised tournament and a real pleasure to work with so much referee talent. 

Andrew Moreton

Australia

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