It is with great pleasure that Birmingham County Football Association can announce that 6 referees have been selected to attend the IBER Cup 2017 in Costa De Sol, this is in conjunction with Worcestershire FA who are also taking 6 referees.
Following a vigorous selection process the following referees have been chosen to travel to IBER Cup 2017 on Monday 27th June for one of the largest and most prestigious International Youth Football Tournaments in the World:
Callum Boocock (Level 5)
Lucy Berridge (Level 6)
Lewis Richards (Level 6)
Bradley Totney (Level 7)
Joshua Boyd (Level 7)
Harrison Thompson (Level 7)
Richard Watson – Level 3 (Coach)
Thomas Bowkett- Level 4 (Coach)
Worcestershire FA attending Referees:
This will be a great experience for the selected referees to showcase their talent and also gain valuable knowledge and experience from referees participating from various other countries. Thank you to the RA-FA Youth Council, who have helped fund the trip to IBER 2017.
Richard Watson, Referee Development Officer commented: "I am delighted that RA-FA Youth Council has supported this project to help attend the IBER Cup 2017. It is with great pride to be representing Birmingham County Football Association along with 6 young talented referees, who thoroughly deserve this opportunity that is in front of them to showcase their talents".
You can follow the teams journey throughout IBER 2017 on Twitter via @Birminghamfa, which will include exclusive content from World Youth Cup Competition.
Everyone at Birmingham FA would like wish the selected referees a safe journey and hope they have a wonderful experience at IBER 2017.
For further information on the Birmingham FA Referee development pathway please click here.