Dear Referees, We’re happy to announce that applications are now open for our 2022 events! The past two years have been very difficult for all of us and we have missed seeing you and working with you at our many tournaments around the world. The good news is that we’re worked hard to offer you … Read moreApplications are now open!
Today we’d like to introduce you to a member of our international community. Alan Hill is a referee and observer from London FA who, over the past few years, has been collecting old referee jerseys from referees around the UK and the World to be sent to referees in various African countries, who lack basic … Read moreDonate your old referee jerseys.
The past two years have been very challenging for all of us referees and observers. For more than a year, depending on our country of residence, all football activities came to a stop and, looking at international tournaments, even when the former restarted, the latter couldn’t due to the many restrictions on international travel. We’re … Read moreNew Coronavirus Policy
After a 1st successful participation in 2019, Referee Abroad were back in Portugal for yet another edition of the ENAJ, the national meeting of young referees, organized by the Portuguese Referee Association (APAF). This year’s meeting took place in the small thermal town of Luso, in the mountains of the Aveiro region of Portugal and … Read moreNational Development Day in cooperation with APAF
Referee Abroad is proud to announce that on the evening of August 5th (8 PM GMT), we will be hosting yet anothe webinar night, with two top guests from the world of football refereeing. The meeting will be hosted in conjunction with the Norfolk Referees’ Association in England. Given the high calibre of the guests … Read moreWebinar night on the 5th of August
Dear Referees, The past few months have been very difficult for many of us, including our organisation. With all tournaments cancelled over the past two years, we really miss seeing you all at our events around the world and we thank you for your continued support. Today we’re happy to announce that, as things stand, … Read moreLet’s get back to football!
We spoke with Jan ter Harmsel, best known in the refereing world as “Dutch Referee” to ask him about his impressions after Bjorn Kuipers has been appointed to oversee the Euro 2020 final. Jan is an experienced journalist and referee observer who, for the past couple of years, has been running the world-famous “Dutch Referee … Read moreBehind the Dutch refereeing success at Euro 2020
Dear Referees, We hope you are safe and well. We would like to provide you with a brief update on our 2021 tournaments as things stand. While the situation is slowly improving all around the world, most tournament organizers have decided, following government advice, to postpone once again the tournaments they were planning to organize … Read moreA Covid-19 update – May 2021
Referee Abroad hosted for an on-line webinar on assistant referees with Darren Cann and Leif Lindberg on March 24th. Arguably two of the best Assistant Referees in history, they both officiated on a World Cup Final, among many other important games. This was probably the first time ever two ARs from two different World Cup … Read moreA night with two World Cup Final ARs
On the 9th of February we hosted a Zoom session together with American PRO referees Chris & Tori Penso. Chris Penso is a MLS referee since 2009 and previously refereed the Indian Super League in India. He joined the FIFA list in 2013 and his first international assignment was on January 30, 2013, when he … Read moreA meeting with Chris & Tori Penso