Paris World Games - Paris, France
After a successful 5th edition in 2019, the Paris World Games are back for a 6th consecutive one which will be held, as always, in the French Capital, this time from July 4th to July 10th 2021.
With around 400 teams from 35 different nations, at first, the Paris World Cup was a dream between volunteers on football fields for many years with a club in the heart of the French capital, Pitray-Olier Paris. Meanwhile, Christophe and François Claret de Fleurieu participated every year to the biggest world youth football cup in Sweden, the Gothia Cup. Agents for various events, they also organized a tournament famous for its high level in football and for its good organization, the PO Paris Tournament.
Referee Abroad are the exclusive referee providers for the Paris World Games. in 2021 we will welcome to this great event a group of 100 referees, want to be one of them?
Read more on the official tournament brochure.
The Paris World Games is an experience tournament (read more about the experience).
By attending this tournament, included in the participation fee, you’ll receive:
– Referee Abroad Membership;
– Accommodation for the entire tournament in hostel-style lodging;
– Full board across the week (breakfast and dinner at accommodation, lunch packages);
– Local public transport to and from games;
– a Referee Abroad coin, a Referee Abroad badge for your ref tops, and an
exclusive Referee Abroad t-shirt;
– Observers from across Europe and beyond who will give you feedback on how to improve your refereeing;
– Games with assistants and fourth officials, and possibility of using communication headsets;
– Finals played under the iconic Tour Eiffel;
– A fantastic week of refereeing, friends, and fun!
Flights to/from the experience location are not included.
All referees over the age of 16 are welcome to apply for the Paris Experience.
Please note – if you are under the age of 18 you will need to travel with a responsible adult or have a full waiver signed by your parents/guardians sent to us before you travel.
The Paris World Games is a development experience which aims at supporting up-and-coming referees from all around the world in becoming better match officials. In order to do so we welcome to the tournament referee observers (assessors) interested in aiding these match officials offering them feedback.
Every year we require around fifteen referee observers, as an observer you’ll be entitled to:
– Free accommodation from the day before the tournament starts, to the day of the finals.
– Free breakfast, lunch and dinner starting with dinner on the day of arrival, finishing with breakfast on the day of departure.
– Free public transport to/from the hotel and pitches, as well as the airport.
Read more and apply on our dedicated observers page.
The experience package includes accommodation in hostel-style accommodation close to the Dejerine football complex. Referees will share rooms with other officials.
Upgraded accommodation is also available at a premium. Contact us for more details about this option.
Paris, the cosmopolitan capital of France, has the well deserved reputation of being the most beautiful and romantic of all cities, brimming with historic associations and remaining vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design. Dubbed the City of Light (la Ville Lumière) and Capital of Fashion, it is home to the world’s finest and most luxurious fashion designers and cosmetics, such as Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint-Laurent, Guerlain, Lancôme, L’Oréal, Clarins, etc. A large part of the city, including the River Seine, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city has the second highest number of Michelin restaurants in the world (after Tokyo) and contains numerous iconic landmarks, such as the world’s most visited tourist site the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Museum, Moulin Rouge, and Lido, making it the most popular tourist destination in the world with 45 million tourists annually.
Paris, being one of the most important cities in the world , can be reached by various transport methods: flights, trains, buses and much more.
For flights, three airports are available: Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Paris Orly (ORY) and Paris Beauvais (BVA). The closest one to the tournament headquarters being ORY, with CDG a short distance away. Direct train connections from the airports into the city centre take between 45 minutes and 1 hour and cost €10 for a one-way trip.
Paris Beuvais, although cheaper being a low-cost airport (most notably Ryanair’s airport in Paris), also involves a long and costly bus journey into the city (2 hours, €20 one-way), followed by another long trip by metro to reach the tournament area.
If arriving by train is an option, it should be preferred, as most international lines stop at Paris Gare du Nord or Paris Gare de l’Est, both railway stations (as well as others) are in the city centre, and just a couple of metro stops away from the tournament area. Finally, you may also reach Paris by bus (www.megabus.com).
Referees will have to pay for the cost of transport to the tournament area. The trip back to the airports will be covered by the tournament’s transport pass.
“Refereeing in Paris gave me an opportunity to learn from referees and observers from all around the world and also to showcase my skills as a referee”
“The Paris World Games were a fantastic experience! I learned a lot to develop myself as a referee and I got in touch with many wonderful people from all over the world”
“The Paris World Games were an incredible experience and helped me improve my game back home. I’ve been very fortunate to referee in such a brilliant tournament”
Date(s) - 04/07/2021 - 10/07/2021
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