IberCup World Final - Bolton, England
The culmination of the prestigious IberCup tournaments, IberCup champions from across the globe will gather in the very country where football was born for the IberCup World Final.
Champions from the four IberCup Qualifiers World Final tournaments will play it out at the World Final alongside a number of other top sides across a variety of age categories (U9-U13). The Ibercup England showcase will also be played alongside the world final (U9-U17).
The tournament is run in partnership with Bolton Wanderers FC and will take place across their training facilities.
The tournament will be the most prominent IberCup to date and an unmissable event: a World Cup, IberCup style!
All referees over the age of 16 are welcome to apply for the Ibercup World Final. Referees accepted for the tournament will receive free accommodation in school-style accommodation or reduced price accommodation in a hotel (check the accommodation tab for details).
They’ll also receive free transport to/from locals airports (Liverpool/Manchester), with shuttled organised at periodic intervals, and three free meals per day in the local tournament canteens or alternatively at the accommodation.
Please note – if you are under the age of 18 you will need to travel with a responsible adult.
Referees accepted for the tournament will receive free accommodation in school-style accommodation or reduced price accommodation in a 3-star hotel.
For those staying in a school, air mattresses will be provided free of charge. Referees will be required to bring their own sleeping bag and pillow. There are a limited number of free places inside schools based around the area – please specify this when you apply for the tournament.
For those officials opting to upgrade, they’ll be accommodated in local hotels in and around the tournament’s pitches and main tournament office. Referees will be offered heavily subsidised rates in a 3-star hotel. This will enable officials to fully relax during the tournament and enjoy easy logistical access to the pitches.
Full accommodation details including location and prices will be included in the acceptance email. Prices will be subsides for triple rooms, in and around £20 pounds per person per night. Doubles and singles are at full prices, at £40 pounds per person per night and £65 pounds per person per night respectively.
The IberCup requires also a number of qualified assessors who are willing to help us observe and assess the performance of the referees. Appointments during the tournament will be based solely on referees’ performance. In order to properly evaluate each official’s performance we require around 10 assessors.
As an IberCup assessor you will receive free accommodation (in university residence style accommodation) for the entire duration of the tournament, free pick-up and drop-off from the airport as well as three free meals a day served in the tournament canteens.
Bolton is a town in Greater Manchester, England. A very historic city, Bolton Grew during the Industrial Revolution and was one of Lancashire’s main Mill Towns. The Museum and Art gallery at Bolton Central Library in the town centre are worth a look. There is also an aquarium in the basement. The famous Fish and Veg Market, the newly developed Market Hall and Churchgate are worth visiting. One of Bolton’s most prized food outlets is Ye Olde Pastie Shoppe on Churchgate (off Bradshawgate). It’s only open during weekdays and is renowned for it’s Pasties. Bolton is also home to an independent brewery, Bank Top. Bank Top ales can be found throughout the borough in pubs and off-licences.
Only a few miles away from Bolton lies its much bigger neighbour Manchester. Dubbed (unofficially) “The Capital of the North”, Manchester is known for its influence on the histories of industry and music, as well as its world-renowned sporting connections. Manchester is in fact famous all over the world thanks to its football clubs, the world renowned Manchester United (Old Trafford), who have the record number of 20 English football league titles and Manchester City (Etihad Stadium, Sportcity).
Manchester has plenty of attractions to visit, whether you’re passionate about culture, history, food or football. You’ll find something that suits your taste in Manchester. Must-visits are Manchester Cathedral, Town Hall and Central Library as well as the stadiums of Manchester United and Manchester City. And since you are most likely a football fan, what about a visit to the National Football Museum which is also hosted by this great city?
Manchester Airport (MAN) is in the south of the city and is the largest airport in the UK outside of London and is amongst the 50 largest airports in the world. Nearly 100 operators fly to and from hundreds of locations worldwide, including most major cities in Europe, along with services from the Americas, Africa, and Asia. There is a good direct train service from Manchester Airport to Bolton.
Other airports in the area include Liverpool and Blackpool, even though these are much smaller airfields which much fewer flights.
Bolton can also conveniently be reached by train or coach from all over the UK. Bolton’s railway station is located to the south of the Town Centre, approximately 5 minutes walk away from the Town Hall. Coaches from London, and from other places, stop at the coach station on Moore Lane in Bolton