A further opportunity has arisen for four of our finest young grassroots referee’s to travel to Portugal in July next year to enhance their development by participating in the prestigious IBER Cup in Estoril. This is a wonderful opportunity for the officials learn from UEFA and FIFA officials, alongside a number of teams from the world’s elite teams including FC Porto, SL Benfica, Sporting Lisbon, F.C Zenit, Liverpool FC, Bayern Leverkusen, Juventus, Lyon, Athletico Madrid and Inter Milan, as it is an additional opportunity we need to develop our up and coming referees and sponsorship to fund this.
We were fortunate to have four officials at the tournament last year. The four individuals, Dane McCarrick, George Roberts, Jonty Gill & Tim Craig benefited immensely from the tournament this year both on and off the field and it was extremely pleasing to see four local lads progress ever so well on the International stage.
We have a You Tube video montage from our visit last year with interviews from all those that attended:
We would like to hear from any local businesses who could offer some financial support towards the costs of the trip. All sponsors will receive recognition within the local press & media and company logs on all documentation.
Interested parties should contact Ross Joyce, Referee Development Officer on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07872 463952.