Tournament Information

WHO MAY PARTICIPATE?

All clubs, academies, schools and teams are welcome to participate in the AFS Shepparton Cup. With the growth of the tournament to almost 300 teams in 2019, our goal is to give as many clubs and teams the opportunity to take part and compete in Victoria’s biggest tournament.

Teams will be accepted based on previous performance(s), on a good discipline record and on merit. The tournament begins with a group play, where teams are divided into groups of 4, 5 or 6 teams. All teams will play each team in the group once. Following that, the 1st and 2nd placed teams of the group will qualify for “Cup Knock Out”, while the remaining teams in the group will qualify to the “Plate Knock Out” stages. The tournament is played under all applicable Miniroos or FIFA rules where applicable. Player accident insured is not provided, players will need to signed a consent form by their parent/guardian before playing in the tournament.

LIVE SCORING SYSTEM

All fixtures and results will be updated immediately after the end of the game. Positions in the table will be updated according to all other results too. The automated system will also allow teams to know their knock out game schedules and timings immediately after the group stage fixtures are done. You can get all this info from our tournament app and our website.

 

INSURANCES, RESPONSIBILITY

Make sure that all your players are insured both on and off the playing field. AFS Shepparton Cup does not provide any player accident insurance protecting participants in case of injury, illness, theft or damage to property. AFS Shepparton Cup will not be held liable or responsible for any damage or injury to any player or parent during the tournament.

CANCELATION OF THE TOURNAMENT AND FORCE MAJEURE

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.**