The Ibercup is currently one of the most important youth football tournaments worldwide, and the 3rd edition of Ibercup Scandinavia will take place once again in Denmark in 2018.
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 looking for experienced referees who referee at a good level (Level 7+). The level of football and competition requires highly talented referees, we will be accepting referees who are Grade 7s (England) or above (or the equivalent in their home countries).
Referees accepted into the tournaments will have to fund their own flights. They will receive free accommodation (in schools) for the entire duration of the tournament and three free meals a day served in the tournament canteens. Referees can arrive at Billund airport and catch a local bus from there to arrive in Esbjerg.
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.
Free accommodation in schools will be available for the duration of the event.
Referees who would like to upgrade their accommodation are invited to write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details and quotes.
The IberCup – Scandinavia is held in the city of Esbjerg (Denmark) about 300 km from Copenhagen, the Danish capital. If you are travelling to Denmark by plane there are several flight options for you. Esbjerg International Airport is the closest one but you have other options sush as Billund Airport 75km, Aarhus Airport 200km. If you choose to travel to bigger international airports with better flight conections or cheaper flights you can choose to fly either to Copenhagen Airport 300km or Hamburg Airport (Germany) 300km. From Copenhagen or Hamburg the best option to travel the rest of the trip is by bus to Esbjerg.
Billund airport is served by the likes of Ryanair and a local bus will take you to Esbjerg in a little over an hour.
Esbjerg is a seaport town on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula in southwest Denmark, and is the ideal starting point for experiencing unique nature. It is the fifth-largest city in Denmark, and the largest in west Jutland. In addition to its fishing and shipping activities, the town has several notable museums and entertainment venues, including Esbjerg Art Museum, Esbjerg Museum and the privately owned Fisheries and Maritime Museum. You are close to everything in Esbjerg. Fanø can be reached by ferry in just 12 minutes, Hjerting beach in 12 minutes and Legoland in only 45 minutes. When approached by sea, the “Man Meets the Sea” is one of the prominent monuments, consisting of four 9-metre-tall (27 feet) white-coloured men, overlooking Sædding Beach. Esbjerg is increasingly recognized for its university facilities and sporting activities. It is home to the Danish football club Esbjerg fB, who play their home matches at Blue Water Arena.
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“The Ibercup Scandinavia has definitely helped me improve my refereeing even more. The high quality of football and the superb conditions in and around Esbjerg has been the cherry on the top during my participation”.