The Organising Committee
31 Jan 2023
Latest updates for the Sydney 2023 IGLFA Tournament
Only 20 days to go until the start of our tournament here in Sydney. There are a couple of important updates this week, so please read on!
Group stage draw published
All group stage games have now been published and your team’s fixtures will be available to you to view in Dribl!
To view your fixtures:
Download the Dribl app.
Create a profile with the email address you registered for the tournament with.
Navigate to the 20 February in the calendar (top right).
Your team’s fixtures should be visible to you.
If you’re having any difficulties let us know and we can talk you through.
We’re also uploading the full fixture list on our website so you can see all games taking place, not just your own. But please use Dribl as the source of truth for your own games as any changes i.e., due to weather will be reflected immediately and there are some minor tweaks still taking place.
ACTION: And while you're in Dribl, please take a moment to ensure you've uploaded a recent picture of yourself. This will be used to identify you before every game by our referees.
Update on the draw
Men and Non-Binary comp
Following discussions with some Team Captains, we've made the decision to randomise the group stage draw rather than grading into divisions based on perceived ability. From our discussions we believe the competition is evenly matched, so this feels the best way to approach it and give everyone a shot at glory.
When the competition enters the knockout phase, we’ll split into Division 1 (first and second from each group) and Division 2 (third, fourth and fifth from each group). In Division 2, the fifth placed team in Group B will play the lowest ranked fourth placed team to qualify for semifinals. This ensures all teams play at least five matches and keep their tournament going into the Wednesday.
Women and Non-Binary comp
The Women and Non-Binary competition remains graded into a clear Division 1 and Division 2, with four teams in each division.
Grand Finals will take place on Thursday 23 February, with our Division 2 Finals kicking off at 10am and Division 1 Finals kicking off at 1pm. Even if you’re not playing in the games, make sure you come down to cheer on the teams and meet some special guests!
RSVP for the official welcome party
Monday 20 February, 7pm – Late: Official Welcome Party. Please ensure you’ve RSVP’d via this link ASAP. If you’re travelling with a +1 they’re more than welcome, but this event is primarily for players, referees and organisers in the tournament. Venue: The Beresford Hotel, Upstairs (Address: 354 Bourke Street, Surry Hills)
You can keep registering individual players here up until the tournament starts.
A reminder to get your visa organised before travelling to Australia. If you’re unclear about which visa you need, the Australian Department of Home Affairs has this guide.
Thank you to our sponsors and supporters
Questions & Any Other Business
Please keep the questions coming either via email or at our Facebook community. Great to see a few more questions coming in there
Chris, Sarah, Ky, Sophie, Gus, David, Dean
The Organising Committee