FAQs

This information is applicable to anyone participating in the AFS Shepparton Tournament.

The main venue where are all the games will be held is Shepparton Sports City, it is located on the corner of Brauman St and Packham St in Shepparton.

This year some games will also be played at the Mooroopna Oval Complex, McLennan St Mooroopna.

Marquees for hire and BYO Marquee spots can be booked by clicking the link below. Payment must be made at the time of booking.

Team Marquee Portal

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 across the site.
Please remember to SLIP, SLOP, SLAP and keep hydrated.

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.

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 neighbouring towns like Mooroopna, 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

As a general rule we don’t provide refunds for teams who withdraw from the competition unless a replacement team is confirmed. If there are extenuating circumstances please get into contact with us as soon as possible so we can try to work out a solution.

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.

Teams playing at Mooroopna can register and check-in onsite and don’t need to come to the main venue.

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.

In 2019 we will be running U10, U12, U14 and U15/16 Girls Competitions. There’s only a few places left.

Yes, we will request all centre referee appointments to be made from FV.  However, each team will need to provide an assistant referee for each of their games to assist the centre referee in running the lines (11v11 games only).  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 NPL/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 Plate competitions.  The Cup competition will cater for the teams that finish in the top positions in their respective pools.

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

Some groups also have Shield competitions for the teams that finish near the bottom of the round robin groups.

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, Plate and Shield competitions will receive awards at the end of the competition.

In the event that the tournament can’t be held or is postponed due to events beyond the control of the tournament organisers (force majeure*) or due to events which are not attributable to wrongful intent or gross negligence or the tournament organisers, the tournament organisers cannot be held liable by the delegations for any damages, costs or losses incurred, such as transportation costs, accommodation costs, costs for additional orders, financial losses etc. Under these circumstances, the tournament organisers reserve the right to either retain the entire registration fee and to use it for a future tournament, or to reimburse the delegations after deducting costs already incurred for the organisation of the tournament and which could not be recovered from third parties.

**AFS Shepparton Cup and organisers are in no way responsible for injury or economic loss which may arise in the case of acts of terror, war, warlike events, civil war, revolution or civil disturbances or because of the actions of the authorities, strikes, lockouts, blockades or similar events.**