Terms & Conditions

By applying to any of our tournaments as a referee, observer, staff member or academy candidate; you accept and agree to the following Terms and Conditions. Please note, you can withdraw your acceptance at anytime, but this will result in your application being cancelled. Thanks for your understanding. 

1. Applications

Applicants can apply for any tournament on our list. Each person can apply for an unlimited number of tournaments, apart from those taking place during the same week. Applying does not guarantee acceptance into the tournament. The applicant should wait to receive an official notification from Tournaments Abroad before finalising any plans. Tournaments Abroad does not guarantee acceptance into any specific tournament, nor accepts any responsibility or liability should an applicant finalise his travel plans ahead of receiving confirmation from our side. 

2. Confirmation

Once a referee receives a confirmation e-mail, their registration and acceptance at the tournament is momentarily confirmed. In order to make this confirmation official the referee will need to complete the tasks described inpoint 3) in these T&Cs. Failure to do so will result in cancellation of participation. Tournaments Abroad will not accept any responsibility nor liability connected to travel plans finalised ahead of receiving final confirmation of participation. 

3. Finalising Participation

In order to finalise participation at a specific tournament, referees will need to pay the tournament’s participation fee specified on each tournament’s page. Payment of the fee is due at latest 3 months before the tournament starts. Failure to pay the participation fee will result in your participation being cancelled.  Fees are not be paid in € (Euros). The inscription fee is non-refundable under any circumstances. Payment in any other currency, apart from £ (pounds sterling), will need to be approved by Tournaments Abroad before proceeding, and if approved will have to be done by using the exchange rate of the day as shown on this website (http://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/). 

Once the inscription fee has been paid, referees will have to notify Tournaments Abroad that the action has been completed, after which travel can be booked by the referee. Travel must be booked at latest 2 months before the tournament starts and the official booking confirmation, removing any personal details, will have to be forwarded to Tournaments Abroad. Failure to do so will result in participation being cancelled. Observers, coaches and staff are not subject to the payment of an inscription fee and, once confirmed by Tournaments Abroad, are only required to respect this point of T&C for the section concerning travel details. Travel expenses are always paid by the participant; Tournaments Abroad will not cover the travel costs of any participant, nor will reimburse them.

4. Accommodation

Accommodation options are offered to all accepted applicants by the tournament, Tournaments Abroad is not responsible for accommodation but will act as a liaison between the applicants and the tournament’s organisation to guarantee standards are guaranteed. Tournaments Abroad is not responsible for any problem concerning accommodation but will do its best to help applicants solve them, should they arise. For tournaments where accommodation is not free, Tournaments Abroad will guarantee hotels at subsidised rates, at the applicant’s expense. Prices will be communicated to the applicant upon final confirmation of their participation. The applicant should then immediately communicate any preferences in terms of accommodation. Should an applicant opt for one of the paid options, payment will have to be made at latest 2 months before the tournament start date, directly to Tournaments Abroad. Any payment not received by this date will result in the cancellation of the hotel booking and participation at the tournament. Preferences can be amended free of charge up until 2months before the tournament’s start. The currency for payments is € (Euros). Payment in any other currency, apart from £ (pounds sterling), will need to be approved by Tournaments Abroad before proceeding, and if approved will have to be done by using the exchange rate of the day as shown on this website (http://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/)

5. Conduct

All participants at any given tournament are bound to respect local laws and customs, behaving in a respectful manner towards fellow participants, staff, the organisation, the public  and locals in generale. Should a participant break any rule or law, or behave in a manner not considered respectful, appropriate penalties will be inflicted by the tournament’s organisational staff and Tournaments Abroad, the most serious being immediate exclusion from the tournament and any future Tournaments Abroad event. Any participant who conducts themselves in a way which is perceived as discriminatory orbreaks any laws will be immediately excluded from the event and conduct notified to the relevant authorities in the tournament’s country and the referee’s home country. In the more serious cases, Tournaments Abroad reserves the rights to seek compensation for damages to its image. 

6. Permission to Participate

Tournaments Abroad assumes that every applicant is authorised to take part at the tournament/s, such authorisation deriving from their home football association. It is the responsibility of each participant to seek such authorisation. Tournaments Abroad also assumes that each participant’s child protection certificate is valid and up-to-date, where applicable. It is theresponsibility of each participant to make sure the above points are carried out to completion. Should Tournaments Abroadcome to learn that any participation has not completed one or both of these conditions, where applicable, it reserves the right to exclude the participant from its event/s even without prior notice. 

7. Arrivals & Departures

Arrival and departure dates are listed on the Tournaments Abroad website, on each specific tournament page. They shall be respected by each participant. Arrivals or departures outside of such dates need to be authorised by the tournament viaTournaments Abroad. Referees should seek permission by contacting Tournaments Abroad and awaiting confirmation.Should a referee book travel outside of the dates without having been granted prior permission to do, Tournaments Abroad will not accept any resulting financial liability, nor will provide accommodation/board/assistance during those dates.

8. Minors

Participants who are minors, as defined by local laws, need to be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult. Tournaments Abroad will not accept any responsibility over the minor during the event/s. Should the minor not have anaccompanying person before the tournament starts, their participation is subject to cancellation, even at short notice. Tournaments Abroad will not accept any liability resulting from this action. 

9. Insurance

Tournaments Abroad does not provide any insurance covering participants at its events. Should a participant be a EU citizen, they should carry their European Health Insurance card when travelling to a tournament in Europe. Tournaments Abroad provides this information solely as a recommendation, and plays no role in the emission, use or coverage for such card. For participants who are not EU citizens or tournaments outside of the European Union, Tournaments Abroad recommends that each participant takes out appropriate travel and health insurance. Tournaments Abroad will not accept any liability resulting from injuries, accidents, health issues or other problems or happenings of any kind. 

10. Visas and Travel Authorisation

Some countries may require all or some participants to be in possession of an appropriate visa and/or travel authorisation in order to visit. It is the responsibility of each participant to make sure their travel documents are valid for travel. Tournaments Abroad will not accept any responsibility resulting from failure to do so. Tournaments Abroad will provide assistance in applying for a visa, upon request of a participant, when possible. 

11. Payments

For tournaments where referees are to receive a financial reimbursement from the tournament, Tournaments Abroad will pool together all earnings and divide it equally among all participants, regardless of the number of games each participant has done. This is done to guarantee that each participant is treated equally.

12. Staff on site

For tournaments where a sizeable group of Tournaments Abroad referees will participate, Tournaments Abroad will guarantee the presence of at least one staff member to assist participants during the event (contact person). 

13. Use of personal data

Tournaments Abroad will make use of personal data in accordance with the most recent norms (GDPR and EU regulations). Please refer to this page for details. 

14. Tournament-specific T&Cs

Some tournaments may have additional specific T&Cs. In such cases, these will be sent to the referees upon confirmation for them to read and accept. 

*The above information is indicative and subject to change with no advanced notice. Please check with staff in case of any queries.