Edinburgh Cup - Edinburgh, Scotland
The Edinburgh Cup is the UK’s biggest youth football tournament, welcoming every year 1000s of footballers from across the UK and beyond.
2023 will be the 2nd year of the cooperation between the tournaments and Referee Abroad, which will take over the management of the referees.
The tournament will be held at a number of Scotland’s Premier Facilities such as Peffermill Sports Village on the weekend of the 4th, 5th and 6th August 2023.
Arrival and departure dates: 03/08/2023 – 07/08/2023
By attending this tournament, included in the participation fee, you’ll receive:
– Accommodation for the entire tournament in Residence-style lodging;
– Full board for the entire duration of the tournament (from dinner on the 1st day to breakfast on the last day)
– Transport to and from games
Referees will referee around 4 or 5 games per day, with shortened halves. Every referee will also get one free day to visit the city.
Referees must be at least 16 years of age to attend this tournament.
All referees will be accommodated in a local residence in the city of Edinburgh. Referees may need to share with one or more other referees.
They will be accommodated in university residence in single or double rooms. They will be able to stay extra days before/after the event if they want some extra time to visit the city. During these extra days lodging will be provided free of charge. Notice however that food and transport will be available only on tournament days.
Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and it is located in central eastern Scotland, near the Firth of Forth, close to the North Sea. Thanks to its spectacular rocks, rustic buildings and a huge collection of medieval and classic architecture, including numerous stone decorations, it is often considered one of the most lively cities in Europe. Scottish people called it Auld Reekie, Edina, Athens of the North and Britain’s Other Eye.
Edinburgh is not only one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, it is a city with a fantastic position. The view falls on all sides – green hills, the hint of the blue sea, the silhouettes of the buildings and the red cliffs. It is a city that calls you to explore it by foot – narrow streets, passageways, stairs and hidden church yards on every step will pull you away from the main streets.
The city is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the UK. It is the capital of Scotland and home to many tourist attractions. A visit here will be well worth it, considering the numerous things you can do and see.
Edinburgh International Airport sees the presence of many flights, on both legacy and low cost airlines, to/from many European destinations. This would be your first choice in terms of travel.
If flights to/from EDI are difficult to find though you could consider flying into one of Glasgow’s two airports, Glasgow International or Prestwick, which lies only about 2 hours away by train.
From referees travelling from England, train and bus are a reasonable option.
Apply for the Edinburgh Cup
Date(s) – 03/08/2023 – 07/08/2023
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