Ibercup Poland has arrived! 2017 will see the Ibercup venturing into Poland for the first time in what is expected to be a major tournament. It is held in the city of Poznan (Poland) about 300 km from Warsaw, the Polish capital during the month of August ensuring players, referees and parents alike can participate!
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.
Opalenica is a town in Nowy Tomyśl County, in Wielkoposkie Voivoidship. After 1945, Opalenica, became an important centre of Commerce and industry, with the dominant production for agriculture and agri-food processing. Opalenica is not only history and tradition, in Kopankach village, just 6 km from the town the only bats observatory “BATMANÓWKA“ where can you watch the summer colony of bat. In Porażyn there is a 19th century mansion “oak trees”, before World War II, owned by Gen. Kazimierz Sosnkowski. Opalenica also has a rich database of sports-recreation. Opalenica has the biggest football complex in Poland with more than a dozen football fields along with a 4-star hotel REMES SPORT & SPA, the place chosen by the Portuguese National Football Team based here during the European Championships of 2012 held in Poland and Ukraine. Only 40 km from Opalenica we can find Poznań well known for its renaissance old town, destroyed during World War II and then rebuilt, and Ostrów Tumski cathedral. Furthermore, the city of Poznań was officially named an imperial residence city, leading to the construction of the Imperial Castle, the Imperial District, the Opera House, new city walls, railway station and many other sites which make a big part of its landmarks to this day. Today, Poznań is an important cultural and business centre and one of Poland’s most populous regions with many regional customs such as Jarmark Świętojański, traditional Saint Martin’s croissants and a local dialect.
The IberCup – Poland is held in the city of Poznan (Poland) about 300 km from Warsaw, the Polish capital. If you are travelling to Poland by plane there are several flight options for you. Poznan Airport is the closest one but you have other options sush as Wroclaw Airport 200km, Warsaw Airport 300km or Berlin 300km. If you choose to travel to bigger international airports with better flight conections or cheaper flights you can choose to fly either to Berlin (Germany) Airport 300km or Warsaw Airport 300km. From Berlin or Warsaw the best option to travel the rest of the trip is by bus to Poznan.
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