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Iber Cup Lisbon 2017

Discussion in 'The referee on tour' started by Brian Hamilton, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. Brian Hamilton

    Brian Hamilton I am the storm Observer/Tutor

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    Been invited as a referee observer. Checking flights and it looks like it's on. Happy New Year to me.
     
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  4. pankaye

    pankaye Active Member Level 6 Referee

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    Is it cascais Brian, in April?
     
  5. Brian Hamilton

    Brian Hamilton I am the storm Observer/Tutor

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    No, Lisbon in July
     
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    es1 Well-Known Member Level 4 Referee

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    I'd love to get involved in an overseas tournament...is it a case of being recommended / chose or can you go independently?
     
  7. Brian Hamilton

    Brian Hamilton I am the storm Observer/Tutor

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    I believe WRCFA will be undertaking their selection process shortly for the Lisbon competition. It is unlikely that many independents will be accepted for this particular tournament as a record number of County FAs have expressed their interest in sending representatives under their officials banners. As they offer accountability and a degree of extra control over their attendees, they tend to get first shout.

    Other tournaments are available, for example, the Paris tournament is taking place at the same time as Lisbon. Also there are tournaments in Norway, Wales (yes that is an international tournament) and other countries. They will accept independents however it is better to travel as an official group sent from a County FA or a Referees Association. I don't know where my RA is sending a team this year. We have attended Paris, Madrid, Lisbon and Gothenburg in previous seasons. This would be our 5th season of travelling abroad. It's also a little late to get involved for this summer as Tournaments Abroad, who coordinate the international referees for many of these tournaments, have already filled their allocations for most of their tournaments. No harm in checking their website.

    Good luck for your Vase game tomorrow. Look after Mr B
     
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    es1 Well-Known Member Level 4 Referee

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    Thank you sir, I can't wait! Easily the biggest and best game I've been involved in.

    I might mention my interest to Mr B tomorrow then. I've probably (hopefully) only got one summer left before I'll not be allowed to go galavantimg off on my own!

    Cheers
     
  9. Brian Hamilton

    Brian Hamilton I am the storm Observer/Tutor

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    My wife uses my excursions as leverage to be able to attend horse events throughout the year
     
  10. pankaye

    pankaye Active Member Level 6 Referee

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    Ibercup estoril. I am going to cascais in April

    I think they still have room for more in Cascais in April. And I was in Iber Scandinavia last year. Also a good tournament and you may have a better chance of going as an independent
     
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    Padfoot The Enlightened One

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    Its very sad that the CFA's are muscling out the independent referees.

    Clearly they will only be sending those on their CORE schemes, which invariably means lots of young referees once again receiving preferential treatment.

    Almost like the FA don't want the more mature colleagues to be seen outside of Sunday league football.....where they are tolerated because the game couldn't function without them.
     
  12. Brian Hamilton

    Brian Hamilton I am the storm Observer/Tutor

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    Sorry for taking a little longer than usual to get back in this one.

    Last year's trip, from our group of three, one aged 46, one aged 32, one aged 24 and one aged 18. Hardly from the "young" end of the Bell curve.

    Madrid, three years ago, one aged 51, one aged 50 and another aged 21. Against not exactly from the "young" in crowd
     
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    Padfoot The Enlightened One

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    I make that 4?

    And it depends on your perspective of "young"! Under 25 would be where I would draw my line......

    Will be interesting to see an overall breakdown of age's from this years cup, the one's where the CFA's are sending their hand picked candidates. Or even better a breakdown of ages by CFA.
     
  14. Brian Hamilton

    Brian Hamilton I am the storm Observer/Tutor

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    Good idea. I can only provide you with data from my little patch
     
  15. Brian Hamilton

    Brian Hamilton I am the storm Observer/Tutor

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    Flights booked. Lisbon here I come :)
     
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    Nice tip. I just applied for Denmark.
     
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    pankaye Active Member Level 6 Referee

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    i rented a push bike whilst i was there. i thought it was a good investment
     
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    Stuart McKenzie Member Level 6 Referee

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    Hi Padfoot sorry for the late reply I would just like to share my experience of refereeing abroad I have refereed abroad the last 3 summers and I can tell you I am not top of the referees agenda. what you might classify as an independent referee. However I have been made to feel very welcome at the ibercups or komm mitt tournaments I have attended. The experience has been thoroughly enjoyable. I even got to two cup finals at the last two ibercups I went to which must mean I have done something right (albeit it was only U9B U10B).

    all you need to do to officiate at these tournaments is get international clearance. my advice also to the original poster is that at these tournaments abroad there are always last minute placements that become available. I hope this helps and that you get to referee abroad as it broadens the mind and I learned a lot although I am 34 and probably not one of the fashionable referees
     

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