This coming summer we will all experience something unique. For all of you who are traveling to Gothenburg to be a part of the world's largest handball tournament for youths, there will be an extra twist. We are throwing off our 50th consecutive tournament which will be celebrated. Previous tournament we had over 250 referees join the team and this coming summer our demands will be higher. We will include several new classes to Partille Cup and some of the already existing classes will grow heavily.
Being a referee during Partille Cup is something extra special. Not only do you get to participate and help coordinate 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, the referee school and continues with a week full of experiences. If you keep your game in order it might end with a final for you.
To the world of referees, to the world of handball... A warm welcome to Partille Cup and Gothenburg!
As you might know, we are going all in to make the 50th anniversary the largest tournament edition ever played. This will take a larger quantities of referees than ever before. You referees are one of our greatest assets and if we elected about 250 refs 2018, that number will increase this year.
The International Handball Association (IHF) Congress will take place in Gothenburg during Partille Cup next year.
The Congress is held every two years and brings together delegates from the handball nations of the world. In total – over 200 nations – are invited.
We welcome all referees to Partille Cup. The tournament is heading for a new record next summer. Celebrating our 50th anniversary with new classes will create a larger demand for quality referees. Refs who are vital to the experience for all our participants.
Either at the referee school free of charge, or you a hotel room on your own.
By public transportations, you travel free with your Partille Cup pass which is included when selected.
As a referee in the tournament you are granted full board if you stay at the referee school, otherwise you will be served lunch and dinner at the playing field or at a central school.
Free transportation with all public transports within Gothenburg, entrance to the Opening Festival Ceremony and the Leaders Party (limited for those above 18 years old). Free board and accommodation at the referee school. Several discounts and offers on many of Gothenburgs tourist attractions.
Except loads of experiences, you will receive a payment for your games and for your stay, a Partille Cup pass and free accommodation and board (if you stay at the referee school). Furthermore you will have the exclusive Partille Cup Referee T-shirt.
We will perform a second election about a month after the first, where all the remaining referees have the chance to be selected.
After you have applied in mid January and or later, we will divide it into two elections. The first and the second election will be performed during the mid spring.
The definite number is not set yet, but we are estimating our need to about 250-260 refs give or take.
The contribution for referring in the tournament will be transferred to your bank account after the tournament in Swedish kronas, that is why it is of utter importance that you register the right bank details from the beginning.
Via the application button at the top right here on the referee page.
State, region or district. If you are uncertain about which category you refer, please contact your local handball association. We can make random controls so therefore it is crucial to be register the right category.
All referees will be notified personally by email after each election.
Partille Cup 2019 is held from July 1-6. Information meeting for referees Monday July 1. When selected to the tournament, you will get info about the place and time for the meeting.
All referee gear is brought by referees themselves.
All referees stay at a school free of charge. There are possibilities to stay at hotel if wanted, but referees themselves will pay for this. All referees will get a matress, sheet, blanket and pillow at the school.
It is not guaranteed, but if the interest is large enough we can arrange accommodation at the referee school for free during one day extra
All games are played on artificial grass in central Gothenburg.
No, we recommend you to take the airport shuttle bus if you come by air, and the tram if you arrive by train or bus.
The match payment is SEK 90 per 2×15 minutes game and SEK 120 per 2×20 minutes game. The travelling payment is SEK 70 per day.
Theres is no other compensation for the trips to-/or from Partille Cup.
As a referee in Partille Cup you will most likely stay at the referee school where almost all the referees stay together. During the days 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 much more.
All referees are permitted to travel around Gothenburg to the different playing fields and in your spare time with the public transportations, your participation will furthermore grant you full board if you are staying at the referee school (otherwise you will have lunch and dinner during the day). Participating in the tournament as a referee will also result in several 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.
Fredrik Lundgren, Head of Competition & Referees