Australian Football World Cup logoWORLD CUP – FAQ

What is the date?
The Australian Football World Cup will be played on Sunday 5 April, 2020.

Where is the venue?
The venue is Royal Park North, Park Street, Parkville. Matches will be played on Ransford & McAlister Ovals.

What is the format?
All matches will be mixed (men & women) and non-contact. Apart from the footy, there will be cultural performances, plus music and food from around the world. It will be an amazing day!

How many players per team?
Each match will consist of 9 players on the field, plus interchange players. You can have a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 15 players in your squad.

How many teams will participate?
16 teams from Melbourne’s multicultural communities will participate – including teams from North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Pacific.

Am I eligible to play?
To be eligible to represent your country of origin, players must meet one of the following criteria:
1. he/she has ancestry e.g. born in the country or has a parent or grandparent born in the country which he/she is representing, or
2. he/she can demonstrate a significant link to the country e.g. marriage.

Is there a minimum age?
Players must be a minimum of 15 years old to participate.

How do I register to play?
Please click here to complete the online registration form.

Is there a cost?
Yes, if you are keen to represent your country of origin the cost per player is $150. In return you will receive your national jumper, shorts and socks, which are yours to keep. The cost also includes your tournament registration, which covers all of the costs in running the event.

Can I get a sponsor?
Yes, we have sponsorship packages available for individual players. If you would like a copy please email us via info@aflinternational.com.

Is there training before the tournament?
Yes, training takes place every Sunday at Gosch’s Paddock, Punt Road, which is the footy oval next to AAMI Park (the soccer stadium) in the city. Richmond train station is close by. Training is held every Sunday from 10.30am to 12.00pm.

Do I have to attend every training?
No, just come to training when you are available and keen to have a kick! You will receive excellent coaching with each session consisting of a warm-up, skills and a friendly non-contact game.