Referees and Coaches Conference 2018

From December 1 - 4 2018, Discover Football will welcome 15 women* coaches and 15 referees to Berlin to exchange, network and to advance their skills and knowledge. Coming from over 25 different countries across the globe, these ambitious women will work together on practical football exercises and trainings as well as off the pitch in seminars.

Topics of particular focus for the conference are: leadership skills and the promotion of young talent as football coaches and referees, managing stress and conflict prevention, women's health and football, technical training for both coaches and referees.

This conference brings together women committed to the idea of football as an emancipatory tool, aiming to share experiences and build strategies as well as a common voice to advance women’s football and women’s rights.

Applications for the conference have now closed.

Click on the documents below to view the full conference program and to learn more about the individual participants.


Conference Program

Participants - Referees

Participants - Coaches


The conference for coaches is supported by the German Federal Foreign Office


The conference for referees is supported by the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community