The IberCup Experience - Madrid, Spain
The IberCup Madrid is the latest elite edition of the IberCup tournament series.
This newest addition to the network sees the highest level of competiion within IberCup tournaments (together with the tournament in Cascais, Portugal) one week after, coming to the Spanish capital.
Played on the northern outskirts of Madrid, it will see elite teams such as Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Getafe and equivalent clubs from all around Europe play for the title, in age categories ranging from U9s to U18s. An elite level tournament for all referees who are lookin for an opportunity to further develop their referee skills.
The Ibercup Cascais 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 Residence-style lodging with communal bathrooms;
– Full board across the week;
– 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 in stadiums / possibility of appearing on live TV;
– 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 Ibercup 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 Ibercup Experience – Madrid 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 after 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.
While the exact accommodation for the IberCup Madrid is yet to be confirmed, the experience package will include accommodation in a residence-style accommodation with communal bathrooms close to the football complex. Referees will share rooms with other officials.
Upgraded accommodation is also available at a premium. More details will be available upon request.
Madrid is the capital city of Spain, located right in the centre of the Iberian Peninsula. Its geographical location grants good communications of the city with other Spanish regions. As capital of the country, it is the seat to the Spanish government institutions and the city of residence of Spanish Royal family.
Madrid is also the largest Spanish city with more than 3 million inhabitants in the metropolitan area. You will find in the city a rich mixture of cultures, since besides the native “madrileños” people from other countries and especially from Latin America have made of Madrid their second hometown.
Madrid is indeed a very active city with a bustling nightlife, busy business centres and lively streets either by day or night.
In Madrid you will find all kind of interesting things to do and to see, whatever your interests are. The city has a wide offer for tourism, culture, business and for ludic activities with excellent facilities and services. A great acknowledgement in this sense was the election of the city as European Capital of Culture in the year 1992.
Madrid International Airport Barajas is by far the best option to reach the Spanish capital. It is Spain’s largest international airport with a range of direct flight to most major (and many minor) destinations throughout Europe and the World.
The airport is served by both low-cost airlines (such as Ryanair or Easyjet) and legacy airlines (being the base of Spanish home carrier Iberia).
The airport is only a metro ride away from the tournament and city.
Apply for the IberCup Madrid
Date(s) – 08/04/2022 – 12/04/2022
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Applications are closed for this tournament.