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  • Singa Cup 2022
     (05.11.2022 - 12.11.2022)

    Presenting you: Our Asian pearl, the Singa Cup.

    Have a great time with us in Singapore. Refereeing with great people from all over the world will give you the chance to get a better view of how cooperation works in other countries. On top of that we will be in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. At this tournament we combine travelling, refereeing and adventure. We are absolutelty conviced, that you will have a fantastic experience!

    Welcome to Asia’s premier international youth tournament.

    After arriving in beautiful Singapore you will be able to participate in a tournament with around 100 famous Asian and Australian teams. In total almost 250 games will be played. The tournament expects higher class referees with good refereeing skills.

    Good English language skills are a must. Singapore has a different (humid) climate than Europe.  You really should be in a good physical condition. All our participants need to be used to refereeing with assistant referees.

    There are many attractions in Singapore which you can visit (Gardens by the Bay, Chinatown and the many malls and restaurants as well as Habour City where the amusement area is).  It is also possible to travel in the area before or after the tournament (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Phuket, Thailand is only a 1 hour flight away and there are ferries to Indonesia and the Philipines are not far away as well). 

    Our referees are located in a hotel (with breakfast) in the city. Transportation to the tournament area will be provided by the organization. We recommend arrival on November 3rd because of the time differerence and because many flights from Euope are arriving late in Singapore. 

    We are sure our referees will have a great time in Singapore and will be able to meet fantastic people from all over the world and get the chance to learn what Asian famous hospitality is.

    Location The Cage Sports Park, Singapore
    Website http://www.singacup.com
    Date 05.11.2022 - 12.11.2022
    Arrival / Departure
    Deadline for applications 30.06.2022
    Classes All youth classes 11 a side and 7 a side
    Accomodation Hotel (incl. transportation to the games)
    Food Supply Breakfast at the hotel and food at the fields in tournament time
    age limits 17 - 55
    Payment see details below
    Referee Vacancies 0/12 ‐ sold out!
    Fees tournament fee: € 50.00
    annual fee: on your first participation in a REFEX-tournament in 2022 the annual fee € 18.00 is due.
    Payment of REFEX fees in advance! You'll get an invoice.

    Travel:
    Please be aware of special rules in Singapore and VISA obligations for your country. After registration we will send you a pre-confirmation email which will include further information and documents. After that you have to arrange your flights and fill in the documents (incl. permission from your association). Only if you provide all the right documents to us you will get a final confirmation, otherwise your participation will be cancelled. Please have a look on the website of the Singapore Customs and Health Organization to avoid problems. Be aware that not all medicines are allowed into Singapore! Travel and entry is your own responsibility.  Please do not book any flight before we have a cleared entry to Singapore. 

    Payment:
    11 a side: 40 SGD (REF) - 30 SGD (AR), 7 a side: 20 SDG.
    The organization will pay REFEX, who will finance the joint costs (hotel). The balance will then be split between all the referees  individually. For information, in previous years our referees received around 100 SGD. 

    COVID-19
    We cannot predict which regulations will apply in November and will keep you updated about the regulations we receive. Please have an eye on that too.

    REFEX-Contact Michael Wachowiak
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  • Mayors Cup 2023
     (18.02.2023 - 20.02.2023)

    Well organized international tournament in the gambler destination town Las Vegas. The tournament is co-hosted by the city of Las Vegas and Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club.

     

    It's a high level international tournament where the teams have the opportunity to present themselves to several scouts and college coaches from all over the US. Most of the matches will take place on Friday and Saturday, finals will be played on Sunday. All matches will be 11a-side in a team, sometimes in a mix with US refs. Las Vegas is a city in the desert, the weather will be warm and dry, in the evening or in the morning it might be cold. The weather conditions and high quality of the games require only referees with good physical condition. They need to be experienced in leading games with assistant referees. This tournament is suitable for vacation before and after the event. There are certain possibilities in and around Vegas. E.g. tours through Grand Canyon, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Hoover Dam, San Diego and much more are possible. Ask for details.

    Location Las Vegas, Nevada
    Website http://lvmayorscup.com/
    Date 18.02.2023 - 20.02.2023
    Arrival / Departure
    Deadline for applications 31.12.2022
    Classes Boys U11 - U19 (for us mostly U15 - U19)
    Accomodation In Hotels
    Food Supply None
    age limits 18-55
    Payment $85 per match per refteam (2*30 min.) & $95 per match per refteam (2*35 min.)
    Referee Vacancies 36/36
    Fees tournament fee: € 20.00
    annual fee: on your first participation in a REFEX-tournament in 2023 the annual fee € 18.00 is due.
    Payment of REFEX fees in advance! You'll get an invoice.

    All referees are obliged to apply for the right visa for this tour – based on several experiences we recommend the B1/B2 Visa which you can apply for online. See the US Embassy. However the selection of the right Visa is totally up to you. REFEX doesn’t take any responsibility for the costs related to your VISA application, neither if your application is approved or rejected. We suggest you wait until your visa application has been approved before booking flights. REFEX will not be responsible for any travel or other associated costs. After the tournament, you will get 100 US$ contribution from REFEX towards your travel costs. Car sharing: 15,00 - 20 Euro pr. day including all insurance - not including roadside (US$ 10,00 pr. day - to share) service & gas!! Own Car possible min. age 25 years. Be aware that we can not confirm participation until we know the Covid-19 situation.

    REFEX-Contact Patrick Lepperhoff
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  • Holland Cup 2023
     (08.04.2023 - 09.04.2023)

    Holland Cup is a perfect experience if you are looking for very good hospitality, fantastic and friendly peaple, refereeing in the middle of nature and if you want to meet lots of international teams. Same as in de scandinavian countries, you will meet lots of international teams (boys, girls and elite). After two years of pandemic, edition '22 was our first experience. We certainly do not regret our precense. Travel with us to Holland during Easter period, really.. don't hesitate!

    Around 300 teams from all of Europe: now that's an international competition. With the Holland Cup, it's clear to see that football really is a world sport. Whether you're from Scotland or Italy, whatever language you speak - everyone shares the same passion. So get involved in the new edition! You'll be warmly welcomed in Almere, close to Amsterdam. The international competition takes place across four beautiful sports parks around the centre of Almere. And if you want to blow off a little steam, you can visit the nearby Johan Cruijff Arena, the home grounds of Ajax or the famous centre of Amsterdam. It'll be a thrilling weekend in April ...

    Your journey can start on Friday evening or Saturday morning. We advise all the people coming from outside of The Netherlands, to arrive on Friday evening. Dinner will be provided in the school. On Saturday morning you will get breakfast at the school. You will have a complete food supply at the game locations and in the evening there will be dinner provided at the school. Same on Sunday, but very nice 'ending of the tournament dinner' will be provided at the game locations. You can travel back home on Sunday evening or Monday morning. There will be transport provided to the game locations from the school (car sharing), or you can travel by your own. Some locations are near the Referee school and are accessible on foot. On Friday evening we will have a mandatory meeting (online if you are still not in Almere) and on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening there is always time to have some drinks with your new referees friends. All the drinks are for free for the referees in the school.

    Location Almere (Amsterdam), Netherlands
    Website https://www.holland-cup.nl/en
    Date 08.04.2023 - 09.04.2023
    Arrival / Departure
    Deadline for applications 01.03.2023
    Classes U12 - U19
    Accomodation In school. Sleeping bag, pillow and mattress required
    Food Supply Full accommodation provided by the tournament, see description.
    age limits 14+
    Payment Min 60 EUR for the two days
    Referee Vacancies 26/40
    Fees tournament fee: € 20.00
    annual fee: on your first participation in a REFEX-tournament in 2023 the annual fee € 18.00 is due.
    Payment of REFEX fees in advance! You'll get an invoice.
    REFEX-Contact Jakub Stefanski
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    Applicationto apply, you have be registered with REFEX and you have to  
  • Gold Cup 2023
     (06.05.2023 - 07.05.2023)

    Have you ever been to Flanders? A visit to Nijlen and the region is definitely worth a try. Nijlen is the beginning of the Flemish pearl - the 'Antwerpse Kempen' region. Besides being beautiful to visit, about 5000 people are guests there during the first weekend of May for the final weekend of a football tournament. A final weekend of Elite teams where you will undoubtedly be greatly surprised by the level. In any case... be welcome to register and taste the Flemish hospitality!

    For an entire football season, teams from all over Belgium play the preliminary round of this tournament. They start with competitions within their region and can then progress to provincial qualification and then eventually be allowed to participate in these two days. You can already imagine what this means. They are very high quality matches. Everyone comes to win. You arrive on Friday and will be picked up at the airport if necessary. The tournament is played in a region that can be reached via many airports: Brussels Zaventem (Standard and lowcost) - Eindhoven (Lowcost) - Charleroi (Lowcost) and a few others. Your lodging will be located in the capital of our Flemish part of Belgium - Antwerp. This offers countless possibilities outside of refereeing matches. A hotel will be provided starting from Friday till Monday morning. There will be a possibility to arrive earlier and/ or staying longer, but you'll have to pay for those nights by yourself. The competitions will be very challenging, but there will also be time for relaxation. You are received and treated like a king, but the tournament also requires top referees. Would you like to participate in this fantastic tournament? Do not hesitate and register as soon as possible! 

    You have to be prepared to lead matches from the absolute top of Elite teams. This means that you are familiar with refereeing in threes. The tournament concerns a final day for Belgian teams, so these will be Dutch-speaking and French-speaking with some exceptions for German-speaking teams. Highly qualified referees are expected from us. You will also have the chance to be coached during the tournament and an evaluation of the performances will be made. We expect a very good knowledge of the English language. Speaking Dutch or French is a very big plus.

    Location Nijlen, Antwerp
    Website https://www.wmsoccerevents.be/index.php?page=wm_yo
    Date 06.05.2023 - 07.05.2023
    Arrival / Departure
    Deadline for applications 01.03.2023
    Classes Elite: U10 - U21
    Accomodation Hotel with breakfast
    Food Supply Full supply during the tournament. You'll be treated like a king
    age limits 15-65
    Payment *** accommodation during the tournament and travel expenses partly
    Referee Vacancies 1/12
    Observer Vacancies 0 / 3
    Fees tournament fee: € 20.00
    annual fee: on your first participation in a REFEX-tournament in 2023 the annual fee € 18.00 is due.
    Payment of REFEX fees in advance! You'll get an invoice.

    Belgian referees (Voetbal Vlaanderen - ACFF - RBFA) will get more information about their participation after we received their application. Belgische scheidsrechters (Voetbal Vlaanderen - ACFF - RBFA) krijgen meer informatie en voorwaarden over hun deelname nadat we hun aanvraag hebben ontvangen. Deze tellen niet mee in het aantal beschikbare plaatsen. Les arbitres belges (Voetbal Vlaanderen - ACFF - RBFA) recevront plus d'informations sur leur participation après réception de leur candidature. Ceux-ci ne comptent pas dans le nombre de places disponibles. Belgische Schiedsrichter (Voetbal Vlaanderen - ACFF - RBFA) erhalten weitere Informationen über ihre Teilnahme, nachdem wir ihre Bewerbung erhalten haben. Diese zählen nicht zu den verfügbaren Plätzen.

    REFEX-Contact Jakub Stefanski
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  • Norhalne Cup 2023
     (18.05.2023 - 20.05.2023)

    Nørhalne Cup is the 3rd biggest tournament in Denmark with about 500 youth teams and more than 1800 games in elite classes and amateur classes. It's a good experience especially for younger referees who want to gain more experience and qualified feedback. The referees will officiate matches in a team or alone.

    At Nørhalne Cup REFEX is responsible for all matters regarding the tournament referees as we are part of the official organization of Norhalne Cup. Norhalne Cup is our main partner and fully supports the referees and their job on the fields. We provide training and feedback to the main part of the tournament, the referee job. A staff of qualified observers is supporting the referees. The referee observers are well trained, experienced and qualified to support the referees in their development of their career and skills. We are looking for referees, who should be at least 17 years old at time of the tournament with a minimum 1 year of experience. One of the requirements could be replaced by a written recommendation from your local association. You will be accommodated in Nørhalne School, which is reserved only for referees - breakfast and dinner are served at the school - lunch (sandwiches) at the fields. You can expect challenging but fun days with referees from several countries all over the world. Due to the great characters of the referees, Norhalne Cup provides great fun as well! We will have referee groups and many individual referees. Referees who are part of a group should contact their leaders directly. Individual referees can apply by their own via our application process on the website.

    Location Norhalne
    Website http://www.norhalne-cup.dk/
    Date 18.05.2023 - 20.05.2023
    Arrival / Departure
    Deadline for applications 01.05.2023
    Classes U9 to U17, Elite and Non-Elite
    Accomodation In school: sleeping bag, pillow and mattress required
    Food Supply full accommodation, breakfast & dinner in school,lunch (sandwiches) at the field
    age limits 16
    Payment min €8 per game as (assistant) referee; Observer: min €75 for all 3 days
    Referee Vacancies 160/160
    Observer Vacancies 12 / 12
    Fees tournament fee: € 0.00
    annual fee: on your first participation in a REFEX-tournament in 2023 the annual fee € 18.00 is due.
    Payment of REFEX fees in advance! You'll get an invoice.

    In case of a cancellation of the tournament due to Corona desease regulations, we will refund the complete fees. In case you are cancelling due any reason we refer to our terms and conditions. Also if you can not participate due to not fullfilment of any travel restrictions by any country.


    Travel from Copenhagen: Referees from outside Denmark and Germany can travel to Copenhagen and can take a tournament bus from Copenhagen to Norhalne. This trip will be about 5 hours drive, so arrival in Copenhagen must be before lunch time. This service is only available Wednesday (from Copenhagen) and Sunday (to Copenhagen). If you would like to use this service, check the optional extra programme with Yes.

    For Danish referees only - Kun for danske dommere: Danske dommere afregnes via DBU Jylland i henhold til de til enhver tid gældende takster indgået mellem DFU og DBU. Nørhalne cup afregner dommere med fuldt dagsbeløb på kr. 500, hvis man overnatter i dommer kvarteret og i øvrigt er til fuld rådighed alle 3 kampdage. I henhold til enhver tid gældene aftaler mellem DBU og DFU vil betaling og modregning offentligøres når den aktuelt foreligger forelægger. Kampfordeling bliver foretaget af REFEX, som indberetter kampe, dømt af danske dommere til DBU Jylland, hvorfra jeres afregning vil ske. Der vil ikke kunne afregnes kørselsgodtgørelse til denne turnering, men vi er behjælpelige med transport fra Sjælland, samt Odense og Aarhus med vores egne busser. Skulle der ske ændringer i dommer honoraret vil diesse regler blive rettet til efter behovet. Ret til ændringer forbeholdes således.

     

    REFEX-Contact Oliver Dick
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  • Eurogames 2023
     (27.07.2023 - 28.07.2023)

    The city of Bern in wonderful Switzerland is the host of the EUROGAMES 2023 where Pride and equality are celebrated in the LGBTQ+ community with a great sporting event.  All are welcome, so come with us and be a part of it.

    The football tournament at the Eurogames takes place 27 and 28th July 2023. 

    Accommodation is provided from one day before the tournament starts to one day after the tournament, in shared double rooms including breakfast. Food and drinks during the day are provided at the fields as long as you are on duty refereeing.  Evening meal is your own responsibility.  

    Transportation to Switzerland is your own responsibility and at your own cost.  The nearby airports are Zürich, Geneva and Basel. There are direct train connections to Bern.

    Local transportation in Bern is provided for free during the tournament by a 4 day ticket which will be available at the hotel when you check in.

     

     

    Location Bern
    Website https://eurogames2023.ch/
    Date 27.07.2023 - 28.07.2023
    Arrival / Departure
    Deadline for applications 28.02.2023
    Classes 7 and 11 a side
    Accomodation Hotel in shared double room
    Food Supply Breakfast in Hotel. Other food supply and drinks at the fields whilst refereeing
    age limits 60
    Payment 10.00 Euro for each 7 a side game and 15.00 Euro for each 11 a side game
    Referee Vacancies 15/15
    Fees tournament fee: € 20.00
    annual fee: on your first participation in a REFEX-tournament in 2023 the annual fee € 18.00 is due.
    Payment of REFEX fees in advance! You'll get an invoice.
    REFEX-Contact Michael Wachowiak
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    Applicationto apply, you have be registered with REFEX and you have to  
  • Norway Cup 2023
     (30.07.2023 - 05.08.2023)

    Welcome to Norway Cup, the biggest youth tournament world wide. You'll meet teams and referees from all over the world. From arrival till departure you'll be able to referee games, make friends and have fun at Ekeberg area. Don't hesitate and make an application for this fantastic tournament and travel with us to Oslo to write your own fantastic memories for life!

    Norway Cup takes place in Oslo (capital of Norway) and is the largest youth tournament in the world. Being at this tournament means you will see more than 2000 different teams and will be able to work with 500 fantastic referees and observers from around the globe. Arrival will be on Friday with one full day off. You can arrive on Saturday, but it has to be before 16h. In the afternoon the first meeting for all the referees will take place. You will sleep in the school and the tournament provides beds. You should bring your own sleeping bag with you. All the referees will have full board: breakfast, lunch and dinner (+ drinking coupons) in the school. On Saturday there is a Norway Cup opening festival. As well as the almost 40,000 participating players, referees, spectators, and everyone from around Oslo is welcome.

    The main location is the Ekebergsletta, where you can find more than 40 pitches, the stadium, tournament shops, a free washing service and even a fair with carousel. The actual tournament starts on Sunday. Until Thursday you should expect to referee around 4-6 games a day. You have the possibility of volunteering for extra games at the referee office. Match fees for referees range from 110 NOK (around €10,63) to 70 NOK (around €6,76) per game. Observers will receive 90 NOK (around €8,70) per game. All referees have to be used to acting as main referee and assistant. Starting from Thursday, the number of games decreases, because the knockout phase will start. On Friday the quarterfinals will be played and on Saturday the finals and the 3rd place matches. You have to check-out from the school on Sunday morning after breakfast. As referee and observer, you will receive a bracelet which gives you free access to public transportation (buses, trams, trains, boats) and free entry to museums and cultural places (including swimming pools) in and around Oslo. We highly recommend this tournament. The slogan: ‘Create your own memories for life’ is really not a lie. Don’t hesitate, just join us at this wonderful tournament!

    Location Oslo
    Website https://norwaycup.no/en/
    Date 30.07.2023 - 05.08.2023
    Arrival / Departure
    Deadline for applications 01.05.2022
    Classes U13 to U19, Elite and Non-Elite
    Accomodation In the gym of a school, chance for sleeping in a room
    Food Supply Breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinking coupons
    age limits 15
    Payment min. 70NOK - 110NOK / game
    Referee Vacancies 100/100
    Observer Vacancies 10 / 10
    Fees tournament fee: € 20.00
    annual fee: on your first participation in a REFEX-tournament in 2023 the annual fee € 18.00 is due.
    Payment of REFEX fees in advance! You'll get an invoice.
    extra program

    Please choose YES if you need extra nights in Oslo before or after the tournament. Please be aware of the fact that you will have to pay for these nights by yourself. We will be happy to contact the tournament and try to find a cheap solution for you.

    Please contact us immediately after you applied with the info when you are going to arrive and going to leave Oslo.

    You have to accept that it might be that you will need sleep in a gym hall of a school, together with other referees. The tournament doesn't have enough class rooms for all of the referees.

    Please be aware that the local regulations in regard to any pandemic are not yet known. We will inform you as soon as possible. Please make yourself prepared. In case of a cancellation of the tournament due to pandemic regulations, we will refund the complete fees. In case you are cancelling due any reason we refer to our terms and conditions. Also if you can not participate due to not fullfilment of any travel restrictions by any country.

    REFEX-Contact Jakub Stefanski
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    Applicationto apply, you have be registered with REFEX and you have to  

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