This information is applicable to anyone participating in the AFS Casey Cup.

 

What’s the address for the tournament?

The main venue where most games will be held is Casey Fields, located at 160 Berwick-Cranbourne Rd, Cranbourne East.

Some additional satelitte venues may be used if required. These will be announced closer to the event.

 

What age groups are available and what are the registration costs?

Please note these age groups may be modified at any time.

BOYS

  • U8 7V7 – $550
  • U9 7V7 – $550
  • U10 9V9 – $650
  • U11 9V9 – $650
  • U12 9V9 – $650
  • U13 11V11 – $750
  • U14 11V11 – $750
  • U15 11V11 – $750
  • U16 11V11 – $750
  • U18 11V11 – $750
  • Over 35s Masters 7v7 on half pitch -$1,200 (Winning team gets travel expenses covered to Central Coast Masters in November 2020)

GIRLS

  • U8 7V7 – $550
  • U9 7V7 – $550
  • U10 9V9 – $650
  • U11 9V9 – $650
  • U12 9V9 – $650
  • U13 11V11 – $750
  • U14 11V11 – $750
  • U15 11V11 – $750
  • U16 11V11 – $750
  • U18 11v11 – $750

MIXED

  • U7 4V4 – $350

ALL ABILITIES

  • FREE REGISTRATION FEE

Fees work out to be between $38-$45 per player where a full squad is entered.

 

Can I hire a marquee or bring my own marquee for my team?

Details for marquees will be announced soon

 

I’ve booked a gazebo, how do I know where it is located?

Details for marquees will be announced soon

 

Does the AFS have the necessary insurance for players if injured?

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.

 

Will my team get a refund if we need to withdraw from the competition?

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.

 

Do teams need to check in at the main desk?

All teams need to send a representative to register at the Main Information Desk, at least 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.

 

Can we bring alcohol or a BBQ to the 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 ALCOHOL FREE EVENT. Anyone found to be consuming alcohol will be asked to leave the venue.

BBQs will also not be allowed in the venue.

 

Does AFS offer girls’ only competitions for all age groups ?

Girls competitions will be operating for a variety of age groups. Please check the “Registered Teams” page to see the current age groups being offered and the teams that have registered so far.

 

Are the referees official FV referees?

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. If sufficient referees are available we will look to provide assistant referees for Grand Final matches however this is not guarunteed.

 

Are there gradings within each age group?

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.

Some age groups will have a Copa and Liga division to place teams in their appropriate level and make the games more competitive across the board.  Generally the Copa is for NPL/Kangaroo level teams and the Liga is for Wallabies and Joeys level teams.  We have tried our best to place teams in the correct competitions, but it is not always possible to get this 100% correct due to uneven number of teams in each of the levels.

 

Who do I call for help?

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.

 

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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. If there are changes to the team sheet, they need to be made at least 60 minutes prior to a game.

 

What is Cup, Plate and Shield?

All teams will be put in initial 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 (eg ensuring NPL teams are spread across all pools).

In some age groups, depending on the format chosen, 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.

 

Cancellation of the tournament due to 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 Casey Cup and it’s 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.**

 

Are dogs allowed at the tournament?

No dogs allowed except for official service animals.