The referee application for 2016 will open during the winter !

We welcome all referees to Partille Cup. When the tournament is this big, in fact, the world’s largest, we need plenty of you. These referees are vital to the tournament running and enjoyment. So, each year, hundreds of referees apply to join us for this incredible week of handball. In 2015, we had over 240 referees join the team and we anticipate around the same or more for 2016.

Being a referee during Partille Cup is something extra special. Not only do you get to participate and help co-ordinate in the world’s largest youth handball event, but also as a referee in Partille you get to discover a lifetime of incredible memories and friends. Should you be selected, your week begins with the arrival at you tournament home. This is traditionally one of the schools and all the referees stay together. As with the players, during the day you will find yourself refereeing a number of matches, but your evenings will come alive with such events as the magnificent ‘Opening Ceremony’, the now legendary ‘Leaders Party’ and of course seminar discussions with international standard referees of longstanding experience.

In order for all referees to travel around Gothenburg and arrive at the correct site for officiating, you will be issued with an ‘All Inclusive Card” that permits free access to public transportation The card also allows you to access breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as generous discounts on various tourist attractions. Last, but not least and for many referees, the best gift yet, comes the referee specific t-shirt. Just talk to a referee who has been at the cup, you will soon understand! Of course for every match you referee, you will receive a previously agreed payment

So, welcome to an exciting summer at Partille Cup!

To the right you will find the most important information that may be needed and if you want to know more, do not hesitate to contact us at

Overall we approve about 240 referees depending on our needs. Applications are on the website and are processed by our referee team. All nationalities are welcome to apply!


Apply here