FAQs

This information is applicable to clubs, private academies, schools, social teams, and organisation participating in AFS tournaments and events.

AFS does not offer player accident insurance cover to any participant.

Players, parents and coaches choose to participant in the AFS programs at their own risk and will be liable for the costs that arise from suffering injury whilst participating in an AFS event.

We do however have Public Liability and Professional indemnity insurance.

The City of Shepparton can provide assistance by contacting their visitior centre, you can visit their website www.visitshepparton.com.au  or call them on 1800 808 839.

As it is one of the biggest events of the year, Shepparton gets booked out very quickly, however neighboruing towns like Moroopna, Tatura, Kialla, Nagambie and Euroa are good options.

AirBnb and Stayz are also good options.

It will be difficult for teams to all book at the same venue, so it is advised that looking for single rooms may provide better results.

We are working with the community to source for other ways of accommodating  visitors, if you would like further help please contact us

All teams need to send a representative to register at the Main Central Desk located at the Main Pavilion next to Field 1, 60 minutes prior to your first game. This will ensure all your team’s paperwork (consent forms and team sheets) is in order and for you to collect your AFS show-bag with the official lanyards and other important info. This also applies to the teams playing at Rumbalara on Saturday.
Those that have paid for a marquee and/or spot online will need to visit the Main Central Desk on Saturday before setting up. They will be provided with a site number and given a ticket so they can set up at their allocated spot. You will only be allowed to set up from Saturday 8am. Please don’t call our office requesting an allocated spot as they will only be provided onsite Saturday.

Please ensure all BYO marquees are safely and strongly secured to the ground, AFS will not be responsible for damaged, lost or stolen marquees.

Please note that any extra spots will only be for BYO marquees, only the site will be made available.

To secure a marquee spot you will need to visit the Main Central Desk located at the Main Pavilion next to Field 1 from 8am Saturday. Spots are limited and will be provided on a first come first served basis.. A cash $40 site fee for a 3m x 3m will apply.

Please don’t call our office requesting an allocated spot as they will only be provided onsite Saturday.

Please ensure all BYO marquees are safely and strongly secured to the ground, AFS will not be responsible for damaged, lost or stolen marquees.

Other shelter options
Hot weather is expected for this weekend and those that are not able to source their own marquee will have other alternatives. The grandstand on Field 1 has 500+ seats with most of them covered. In addition, there are also shaded areas by trees near the grandstand; there are many change rooms in all 4 pavilions; there will be a small marquee in the EXPO area and also a sheltered seated area near fields 4 and 5.
Please remember to SLIP, SLOP, SLAP and keep hydrated.

The event will be fully catered. Full canteen services will be operational near all the fields serving delicious hot food and drinks (hot and cold), as well as yummy treats for those with a sweet tooth. Please support the local caterers.

THIS IS AN NON-ALCOHOL EVENT. Anyone found to be consuming alcohol will be asked to leave the venue.

BBQs will also not be allowed in the venue as this adds an element of risk to the event.

We would love to have more girls team participate.  We are pushing really hard again this year, to get girls’ comps for each

age group.  If we can’t provide an all girls comp for a particular age group, the girls can play in the next available younger boys’ age group competition.

We’ve offered that in the past and always works well.

Yes, we will request all centre referee appointments to be made from the FFV.  However, each team will need to provide an assistant referee for each of their games to assist the centre referee in running the lines.  The centre referee has the right to approve or decline anyone to carry out these duties at his/her discretion
We are asking teams to provide their grading and we will be seeding teams accordingly. If we have enough teams to run multiple competitions within an age group we will, otherwise we’ll seed teams as we best see fit.

The Copa and Liga have been set up in order to place teams in their appropriate level and make the games more competitive across the board.  Normally the Copa is for Kangaroo level teams and the Liga is for Wallabies level teams.  We have tried our best to place teams in the correct competitions, but it is not always to get this 100% correct due to uneven number of teams in each of the levels.

 

You can contact our office on 1300 436 682 during business hours, Monday- Friday 9 am – 5 pm or you can email registrations@footballskool.com.au any time and we will respond to you within 24 hours.

Each squad can only have a maximum of 8 players on the bench per game in the 11v11 competitions and only players listed on the team sheet will be allowed to play.  If there are changes to the team sheet, they need to be made 60 minutes prior to a game.

Each squad can only have a maximum of 5 players on the bench per game in the 4v4, 7v7 and 9v9 competitions and only players listed on the team sheet will be allowed to play. f there are changes to the team sheet, they need to be made 60 minutes prior to a game.

All teams will be put in groups of 3, 4, or more.  The pool games will be played in a round robin scenario where different level teams will be distributed evenly as much as possible to provide a mix of NPL, Kangaroos, Wallabies, Joeys, A, B, C, D and E teams.

In the majority of age groups, after the pool games are played, the teams will be divided into Cup and Shield competitions.  The Cup competition will cater for the teams that finish in the top positions in their respective pools.

The shield competitions will cater for the teams that finish in the lower positions of their respective pools.

This is a model that works well with other tournaments, whilst the pool games may not be as evenly matched, the Cup and Shield play-offs provides meaningful games for teams of more even level.

Winners and Runners Up of both Cup and Shield competitions will receive awards at the end of the competition.

No Dogs allowed.  Our only exception to a dog at the tournament is an official service animal.

The Copa and Liga have been set up in order to place teams in their appropriate level and make the games more competitive across the board.  Normally the Copa is for Kangaroo level teams and the Liga is for Wallabies level teams.  We have tried our best to place teams in the correct competitions, but it is not always to get this 100% correct due to uneven number of teams in each of the levels.