PSG Academy World Cup - Paris, France
The PSG Academy World Cup, organized by the world famous football club, sees football players from all over the world come to Paris to participate in this annual event. The best players from each of the world’s best PSG football academies are invited to join this invitational only tournament, with finals played in PSG’s main stadium, Parc de Princes. PSG stars are also in attendance at this great event, with players such as Kylian Mbappè and Neymar among the past ambassadors.
The tournament is dedicated to the lower age categories, from U10s to U13s in the boys and up to U15s in the girls. Most games are played 9-a-side. Games are played on June 3rd, 4th, 5th with the first two days played at PSG’s training grounds while the last day at the stadium.
Referees of all ages and levels of experience are welcome to this event.
Travel dates – June 2nd is arrival day, June 5th is departure day (in the evening) with the possibility of leaving June 6th if no travel options to your country are available in the evening of the 5th.
The Paris World Games is a starter tournament, perfect for young up-and-coming referees who want to be mentored by experienced officials.
By attending this tournament, included in the participation fee, you’ll receive:
– Accommodation for the entire tournament in a hotel in the south of Paris;
– Full board during the tournament (breakfast, lunch, dinner) starting with dinner on the day of arrival;
– Shuttles to/from the games;
– Referee Abroad merchandise;
– Finals played at the iconic Parc de Princes;
– A fantastic 4 days of refereeing, friends, and fun!
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.
All referees will be accommodated in a hotel in the south of Paris, near Paris Orly airport. The name of the hotel will be announced in due course.
Referees will be accommodated in triple or quadruple rooms with other referees.
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/from the tournament area.
Apply for the PSG Academy World Cup
Date(s) - 02/06/2023 - 06/06/2023
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