Ibercup Barcelona is the latest edition of the prestigious Ibercup youth football tournament series, and the first to take place in Cataluna, one the world’s top tourist destinations.
Taking place near Lloret de Mar, Barcelona, Spain in July, the tournament will once again pit together some of the world’s top youth teams across a fantastic week of football and fun.
The IberCup is currently one of the most important youth football tournaments worldwide. 2017 will mark the 8th anniversary of this event which brings together players and teams from 50 different countries, as well as around 500 referees from 40 different nations. A week of competition, fantastic experiences and extraordinary opportunities in a competition that sees the participation of some of the TOP professional teams in the world.
Famous teams like FC Porto, SL Benfica, Sporting Lisbon, FC Zenit, Liverpool FC, Atletico de Madrid, PSG, Ol. Lyon, Ol. Marseille, Sevilla FC and Chivas Guadalajara have competed over the years. The tournament will have 10 different age categories: U-9, U-10, U-11, U-12 (all 7-a-side) and U-13, U-14, U-15, U-16, U-16 Girls, U-18 Girls (all 11-a-side).
For this event we are especially looking for young, promising referees who have the potential of climbing the ladder to become professional officials. The level of football and competition requires highly talented referees, we will be accepting referees who are Grade 6s (English scale) or above (or the equivalent in their home countries).
We are also looking for younger referees who may be in the first months or years of their career, to take up the role of “Junior Referee” and officiate in the younger age categories (7-a-side).
Referees accepted into the tournaments fund their own flights.
Before the tournament referees are allocated to a category which will dictate what level of games they will be assigned to. During the tournament, depending on their performance on the field and assessors marks, they may be able to move up (or down) along the ladder, thus climbing to higher levels or be downgraded to lower levels.
Finally, should a referee require any assistance during the tournament, they will be able to refer to the referee office.
Accommodation is based in hotel in and around the tournament’s pitches and main tournament office. Referees will be offered heavily subsidised rates in a range of hotels. This will enable officials to fully relax during the tournament and enjoy easy logistical access to the pitches.
There are a limited number of free places inside schools based around the area – please specify this when you apply for the tournament.
Full accommodation details including location and prices will be included in the acceptance email.
Barcelona is one the world’s top tourist destinations with warm weather, great night life and stunning beaches making it a highly desirable location. The tournament will take place near Lloret de Mar, a short distance from the city and renowned as one of Europe’s top party places.
If you are travelling to Barcelona by plane the best easiest way to travel is directly to the Girona Airport that is approximately 30 km from the tournament center or to Barcelona El Prat Airport that is approximately 90 km from the tournament center.
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