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  • Reycup 2021
     (21.07.2021 - 25.07.2021)

    Make a new interesting experience by refereeing in the dual-system (2 refs on the field)! Reykjavik international football and fun festival is a nice tournament where famous teams from Iceland, England and other countries meet. It is located in the heart of Reykjavik. We are guests at a very great host, Trottur Reykjavik, a club that plays in the 2nd highest league of Iceland. We always receive a great service there. There are several offers around the tournament to make it a fun festival too.

    See official tournament booklet here: reycup-brochure-2020.pdf (Version 2020, but it will be alike in 2021).

    For more information on this tournament read the reports in our tournament archive from previous years..

    The 1st day of the tournament (Wednesday) is usually reserved for the opening ceremony in the evening. Last year we already had some games on Wednesday. But maybe you find some time to visit Reykjavik. Or you do so on Monday. From Thursday to Sunday there will be games, starting at 8 o'clock in the morning ending at about 6 o'clock in the evening. Be prepared to be on the field for 4 hours a day (it may happen that even more is required, so good stamina is needed).

    All participants show a fair and friendly attitude, so it is really a pleasure to be referee there. On average, the tournament offers a medium quality of games (some easy games with the younger ones, more challenging in U16).

    Requirements for taking part:

    • experience in refereeing with assistants
    • English language
    • good physical condition
    Location Reykjavik
    Website https://www.reycup.is/program/?lang=en
    Date 21.07.2021 - 25.07.2021
    Arrival / Departure 20.07.2021 - 26.07.2021
    Deadline for applications 01.05.2021
    Classes U13 - U16 (boys & girls)
    Accomodation in a school
    Food Supply breakfast, lunch & dinner
    age limits 18-55
    Payment 250€ per referee
    Referee Vacancies 0/5 ‐ sold out!
    Fees tournament fee: € 12.00
    annual fee: on your first participation in a REFEX-tournament in 2021 the annual fee € 18.00 is due.

    Last year whe had a hygiene concept that worked well (see tournament report). We don't know what reguations will apply in July. We'll keep you updated about regulations of the icelandic govenrment and the hygiene concept of Reycup. But have also an eye on it by yourselves!

    Please care for your local regulations!

    REFEX-Contact Jörg Irle
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  • Singa Cup 2021
     (30.10.2021 - 05.11.2021)

    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 how cooperation works in other countries. Next to the tournament you will have the chance to visit one of the most beautiful citys in the world, we will be in. It will be travelling, refereeing and adventure all-in-one. We are sure 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 knowledge of the English language is a must. Singapore has a different (humid) climate than Europe.  You really should be in a good physical condition. We ask all our participants to be used to work with assistant referees.

    Next to the tournament there are many attractions in Singapore which you can visit (Gardens next to the bay, nice big buildings, the Harbor) and it’s possible to travel in the area before or after the tournament (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia).

    Our referees will all be located in an hotel (with breakfast) in the city. Transportation to the tournament area will be provided by the organization.

    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 hospitality is.

    Location The Cage Sports Park, Singapore
    Website http://www.singacup.com
    Date 30.10.2021 - 05.11.2021
    Arrival / Departure 29.10.2021 - 06.11.2021
    Deadline for applications 30.06.2021
    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 11/12 ‐ only 11 vacancie(s) left!
    Fees tournament fee: € 50.00
    annual fee: on your first participation in a REFEX-tournament in 2021 the annual fee € 18.00 is due.

    Travel:
    Please be informed about special habits in Singapore and about 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 the medicine are allowed into Singapore! You travel on your own responsibility.  Please dont 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). After making a balance all the referees will be paid individually. Compared to previous years, our referees will get around 100 SGD. 

    COVID-19
    We cannot predict which regulations will apply in October 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 2022
     (19.02.2022 - 21.02.2022)

    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 19.02.2022 - 21.02.2022
    Arrival / Departure 18.02.2022 - 22.02.2022
    Deadline for applications 31.12.2021
    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 20/36
    Fees tournament fee: € 20.00
    annual fee: on your first participation in a REFEX-tournament in 2022 the annual fee is due.

    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.

    As both our February 2022 US tournaments will take place in parallel please make a choice if you want to participate in this tournament or at Blackhawk Invitational.

    REFEX-Contact Patrick Lepperhoff
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  • Blackhawks Invitational 2022
     (25.02.2022 - 27.02.2022)

    Phoenix, Arizona, great nature, refereeing and travel.

    Nice little youth tournament in the Phoenix Area which takes place at the Scottsdale Sports Complex with 14 pitches. On Friday there are just games in the afternoon, on Saturday and Sunday matches will be played the whole day. It's possible to be in a team with referees from the US. Phoenix is a city in the desert, the weather will be warm and dry but might be very cold in the morning and at night. The weather conditions and high quality requires only referees with good physical condition. They need to be experienced in leading games with assistant referees. Good for vacation before and after the tournament. Enjoy Phoenix and Arizona and the wonderful nature by car, foot or horse. Tours through Grand Canyon, Los Angels, San Francisco, Hoover Damm, San Diego and much more are possible. Ask for details.

    Location Phoenix, Arizona
    Website https://www.scottsdalesoccer.com/maxshacknaiinvitational
    Date 25.02.2022 - 27.02.2022
    Arrival / Departure 24.02.2022 - 28.02.2022
    Deadline for applications 31.12.2021
    Classes all youth, from U9 to U19
    Accomodation Hotel by your own, booking via REFEX as a group
    Food Supply At fields - snacks etc.
    age limits 18-55
    Payment US-referees: from 16,00US$ and up pr.game.
    Referee Vacancies 24/24
    Fees tournament fee: € 20.00
    annual fee: on your first participation in a REFEX-tournament in 2022 the annual fee is due.

    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 https://de.usembassy.gov/visas/visa-directory/ 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. 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.

    As both our February 2022 US tournaments will take place in parallel please make a choice if you want to participate in this tournament or at Mayors Cup.

    REFEX-Contact Patrick Lepperhoff
    emailEmail to Patrick ...
    Applicationto apply, you have be registered with REFEX and you have to  

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