SO YOU ARE A REFEREE.
Welcome to Referee Abroad, the world’s largest international refereeing network. Referee Abroad is a non-profit organization 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.
Referee Abroad welcomes referees from all backgrounds and countries, and all levels.
Joining the project is easy!
We’re now adding new sports!
Referee Abroad started its journey as an international network of football/soccer referees. Upon request of many we’ve now decided to offer officials from other sports the same opportunity of travelling around the world, while improving as referees, having fun and meet new friend from all around the world. If you are a basketball, hocket handball or volleyball referee we now have tournaments for you!
Check our other sports page for more information.
Check out some of our featured tournaments:
Want to know more?
Take a look at our FAQs which explain how “Referee Abroad” works.
And read our President’s interview on one of the most important international refereeing blogs.
“How you can become an international referee yourself” – Dutch Referee Blog