The money raised will be used only to support the candidates to purchase their airline tickets. The intention is to select 6 candidates as we have in previous years and they will work as AR for the PGMOL officials and also referee other games. Not only will we look to improve their referee skills but we would look to create the opportunity to develop the individual person. The Homestay programme is an excellent opportunity for the candidates to experience true Texas hospitality and create lifelong friendships.
The Dallas Cup offers the opportunity for referee development through very competitive football between international youth teams. The Dallas Cup referee family is considered, by many, to be the world’s best for a youth tournament with World Class referees from around the globe, some are FIFA referees with past World Cup appointments. Previous officials refer to it as the Dallas Experience, as it is believed that the experience is not just about refereeing development but also about building relationships and developing personal skills.
Taking part in the Dallas Cup is by invitation only and in past years, teams and referees have travelled to Dallas from ninety-eight countries and all six continents.
I have already purchased my ticket and would not use any of the funds.