The new decade is underway and attention turns to the issue of licenses for the ISF as  we enter  the roaring twenties.

We have had applications from people all over the world who are desperate to join the fastest growing sporting governing body in the world – and we can say with certainty that 2020 is going to surpass even the other two.

The scramble for the licenses that are available is understandable, given that it is only by having a license to operate the National Team in your country that you will be able to experience the incredible, unique atmosphere of the world cup.

The bonds, the friendships, the skills the packed stadiums – the week is about so much more than the matches. But the benefits of the ISF do not end there.

By holding the license, you can offer club teams the chance to play in the Champions League Tournament, your match officials will have access to the top level coaching from the likes of Bobby Madley and Mark Clattenburg – as both the former EPL officials are part of our elite referees body.

There is also access to Ref Support. The world’s only independent charity dedicated to looking after referees.

And only by being a member can you shape the future of this great sport, share ideas and best practices with other members at vital events such as the ISF Conference, which will again take place in the UK this spring.

Some licenses are still available – find out all the details worldwide here: