Scandic Cup 2020



League 2 and 3 (semi-)professional teams

Age categories

U11 - U17


29/5/2020 - 1/6/2020 (Cancelled)


Veldtofte Idrætspark

Confirmed Teams 2020


At Pentecost, Esbjerg fB will host the second edition of the Scandic Olympic Cup – a youth tournament with teams from (semi-)professional league 2 and 3 clubs from various nations.

Referee Information

The tournament facilities and organization match these high standards by offering;

  • Only natural grass football pitches of high standards at the Veldtofte Idrætspark in Esbjerg, which will also be the location for the finals and the festive closing ceremony;
  • Full board service during the entire tournament in which a (healthy) breakfast, lunch and dinner will be facilitated by the tournament organization;
  • A standard accommodation for referees near the football pitches;
  • Transportation to the football pitches and pleaces nearby to spend your spare time and explore the region of Esbjerg. Moreover, a free group-activity will be organized. In this way, last year's referees watched an Europa League game of Esbjerg fB.

Teams in the age categories (boys) under 11 up to and including under 17 participate in this tournament. All games consist of two 30-minute halves. One or three referees will be appointed to each game;

  • One referee will be appointed to each under 11 and under 12 game;
  • Dependent on the availability, one referee and two assistent-referees are appointed to each game in the under 13 up to and including under 17 age categories.

Each official will be appointed to three games per day on average. The first games will be played on Wednesday 8th of April and the last games take place on Saturday. Travelling to Esbjerg can be done on Thursday and Sunday as the referees’ accommodation is available from one day before the tournament to one day after the tournament.

As a referee, you will also be coached by our experienced coaches. This, in addition to refereeing in an international environment, makes up for a great learning experience.

Tournament Program

The tournament program will consist of *: 

(Optional:) travelling to Esbjerg

Group-activity with referees

Start group stage (1)

Group stage (2)

Group stage (3)


Closing ceremony

Travelling home

All above activities are tournament related activities. Apart from these activities, there is enough room to make your own plans as all games will be played in the morning or afternoon (except 29/5).

Free day(s)

The Scandic Cup 2020 takes place at Pentecost. The tournament starts, however, already on Friday which is a regular school- or workday for most. Please keep in mind to arrange a free day on this day, if necessary.


The costs for the Belgian and Dutch referees are € 150. This is an all-inclusive rate, which includes travel (costs), meals, accommodation and joint activity, as described within the “referee information”.

As non-Belgian / Dutch referees arrange their own flight, costs are upon request and will be determined for each application.