Referees Wanted for Veterans Cup

July 17-22,2007 Bellingham, Washington

Referees are now being solicited to officiate in this year’s Veterans Cup.  It will be held in Bellingham, Washington, from Tuesday, July 17th and conclude on Sunday, July 22nd.  This year’s event in Bellingham should be one of the best thus far.


Referees will have to pay their travel to and from the event.  Housing will be provided (2 to a room) at a local university dormitory.  Breakfast will be provided for the referees at the university.  Lunch will be provided by the hosts at the fields each day.  There will be some dinner parties available for the referees also.  Transportation to and from the dorms will be provided by the local host committee.


Like last year, US Soccer will be hosting an all female referee academy in conjunction with this event.  This is an invitation-only academy and recommendations are required from the SRA.  If the tournament scheduling permits, female referees that come to this event could participate in the academy clinics.  Please contact Scott Meyer, SRA, if you wish to be considered.


The schedule of events is as follows:


Monday, July 16th 

  Veterans’ Cup Golf Tournament

Tuesday, July 17th 

  Team Registration in the afternoon 

  Opening Ceremonies in the evening

Wednesday, July 18th

  Tournament kicks off. Games are scheduled all day.

Thursday, July 19th 

  Tournament continues with a full slate of games.

Friday, July 20th

  Third day of preliminary round play will be held. 

  Tournament party - Friday evening

Saturday, July 21st

  Semi-Finals are played.

Sunday, July 22nd

  Tournament finals will be held in each division. All championship matches will be completed by 1:00 pm.


Anyone wishing to attend this tournament should submit a request to the State Referee Committee.  Send all correspondence to the State Office or  Please reference “VETERANS CUP” in the subject line.


The SRC will make available some funds to help offset the cost of attending this tournament.