Who We Are

Referee Abroad is a non-profit organisation that aims to unite referees with international tournaments with the objective of expanding their refereeing experience and meeting new cultures both on and off the pitch. Referees in their own right are unique and extraordinary, usually inspired by an internal and natural desire to follow such a passion. Pursuing refereeing abroad with colleagues from across the globe is, in our opinion, the zenith of such a passion.

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Our Management Team

Daniele Curcio
President & CEO
ITALY 🇮🇹
Matthew Day
CFO & Marketing Director
ENGLAND 🇬🇧

Senior Advisors

John D’Arcy
Observers Coordinator
ENGLAND 🇬🇧
Niclas Erdmann
Academy Director
GERMANY 🇩🇪
VACANT
DEVELOPMENT GROUP COORDINATOR
Steve Brand
Senior Referee Manager
ENGLAND 🇬🇧
Cristiano Bonapace
Senior Referee Manager
ITALY 🇮🇹
Gianluca Rossino
EU Projects Coordinator
ITALY 🇮🇹

Referee Managers

Cristiano Bonapace
PARIS WORLD GAMES
ITALY 🇮🇹
VACANT
IBERCUP – MADRID
Rob Atkin
IBERCUP – CASCAIS
ENGLAND 🇬🇧
VACANT
IBERCUP – ANDALUCIA
VACANT
IBERCUP – ESTORIL
Gordon Johnson
IBERCUP – BARCELONA
ENGLAND 🇬🇧
Josu Perez de Echeverria
DONOSTI CUP & ALBION CUP
SPAIN 🇪🇸
VACANT
HELSINKI CUP
Ryan Johnson
GOTHIA CUP CHINA
UNITED STATES 🇺🇸
VACANT
COSTA BLANCA CUP & FUTSAL CUP
VACANT
GOTHIA CUP
 

Other Sports

VACANT
FUTSAL COORDINATOR
VACANT
BASKETBALL COORDINATOR
VACANT
HANDBALL COORDINATOR
 

Media Team

Michael Flack
MEDIA COORDINATOR
ENGLAND 🇬🇧
Lorena Vaccaro
MEDIA ASSISTANT
ITALY 🇮🇹
Nilza Utali
MEDIA ASSISTANT
GUINEA BISSAU 🇬🇼
 

Country Managers

Justin van Schepen
Representative in the Netherlands & Belgium (Flanders)
NETHERLANDS 🇳🇱
Tim Hendele
Representative in Germany, Switzerland and Austria
GERMANY 🇩🇪
Patrick Hyner
Representative in Germany, Switzerland and Austria
GERMANY 🇩🇪
Fabrice Foures
Representative in France, Belgium (Wallonie) and Luxembourg
FRANCE 🇫🇷
Pavel Fernandez Garcia
Representative in SPAIN
SPAIN 🇪🇸
Iustin Isac
Representative in Romania & Moldova
ROMANIA 🇷🇴
VACANT
Representative in Portugal and Brazil
VACANT
Representative in Scandinavia
VACANT
Representative in the United Kingdom
Kaz Kaneko
REPRESENTATIVE IN JAPAN
JAPAN 🇯🇵
Jonathan Leiton Bonilla
Representative in NORTH & CENTRAL AMERICA
COSTA RICA 🇨🇷
Walter Cardona Giraldo
Representative in Latin America
COLOMBIA 🇨🇴
Hao Chen
Representative in China
CHINA 🇨🇳