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Adidas becomes Official Product Partner for Referee Abroad

Referee Abroad is delighted to announce a groundbreaking partnership with Adidas, the renowned sportswear brand. This collaboration aims to bring together the expertise and innovation of Adidas with our unique offerings for referees, creating a...

Referee Abroad and AIA deepen alliances for Referee Erasmus Program

Referee Abroad is pleased to announce the renewal of the partnership with the Italian Referee Association (AIA) to launch the second edition of the Referee Erasmus Program in 2024.Following a successful first edition where Italian referees...

Official Partnership with the Referees’ Association of Japan

Referee Abroad is happy to announce the official partnership with the RAJ, Referees’ Association of Japan. The RAJ represents football referees in Japan and will enter an agreement of mutual partnership with Referee Abroad which will see the...

Partnership with the Irish Football Association.

Today, 25th of March 2022, we are pleased to announce a new partnership with the Irish Football Association, the governing body of football in Northern Ireland, and their referee department. Following a visit to Belfast, it has been agreed that the...

A night with two World Cup Final ARs

Referee Abroad hosted for an on-line webinar on assistant referees with Darren Cann and Leif Lindberg on March 24th. Arguably two of the best Assistant Referees in history, they both officiated on a World Cup Final, among many other important games...

A meeting with Chris & Tori Penso

On the 9th of February we hosted a Zoom session together with American PRO referees Chris & Tori Penso. Chris Penso is a MLS referee since 2009 and previously refereed the Indian Super League in India. He joined the FIFA list in 2013 and his...

A night with Howard Webb & Darren Cann

On the other day Howard Webb and Darren Cann joined our international referee community to discuss the role of referees and ARs and the importance of their relationship. Howard Webb is probably one of the most famous referees of the last twenty...

A game with Bobby Madley

During this year’s Ibercup Cascais, our elite refereeing experience that takes place during Easter in Portugal, we were delighted to count on the support of former Premier League and FIFA Referee Bobby Madley (England). Bobby, who attended as a...

A game with David Coote

David Coote is a professional referee from England, currently active in the Premier League. He is also one of the coaches of the RA Referee Academy, our unique and innovative referee development project. This past summer David attended, together with...

An evening with Michel Vautrot

Every year Referee Abroad welcomes a number of famous referees and observers who attend our events to support our young up-and-coming officials in their development. You can see a full list of our guests over the years, at this link. During this...