8.1 Nations are required to play in officially approved on-field uniform. (OES supplied)
If there is a breach of this policy the team will forfeit all rights to participate.
8.2 The Official Big 4 Challenge logo must be on the right chest of the
playing top. (Approximately 90mm high)
8.3 The Official Big 4 Challenge logo must be on the right side leg of the tag shorts/tights.
8.4 Numbers on the back of the playing top must be clear to read.
Numerical height must be 20cm high.
8.5 All on-field uniforms will be required to be manufactured by Oztag Equipment Supplies.
9. National Team Ceremony Protocols
9.1 All Nations will be expected to participate in the Opening Ceremony on Friday September 1st 2017 at 6pm on the main stadium (Inner Athletic Track). All teams will be required to attend the Opening Ceremony. They are to be assembled at the tunnel section of the Main Centre at 5:45pm. Ground Officials will be organizing teams.
The Ceremony will begin on time at 6pm sharp. We will not wait for late comers. Teams are also expected to attend and support the medal presentation on Sunday afternoon.
9.2 All Nations will be expected to wear appropriate team wear to the Opening Ceremony. (Players and Officials please wear running shoes. No Boots allowed)
9.5 Flags to be flown on the main arena flag poles are required to be handed in before the first game to the administration area or to the Australian Oztag Office prior to the tournament. If your flag is not delivered your pole will stand vacant at the opening ceremony.
9.6 Each team will be responsible for presenting a cultural presentation during the opening ceremony. 10. Nations squad numbers 10.1 National squads can register a maximum of 18 players
10.2 Teams can field a maximum of 18 players per game.
11. Official National Logos
11.1 All Nations must supply official logos to the ITF for promotional marketing purposes. Please send as soon as possible. Please supply logos in high res jpg formats or AI or pdf file formats.
Email files to email@example.com
12 Official Big 4 Challenge Merchandise
12.1. Australian Oztag Limited have given exclusive merchandising rights to Oztag Equipment Supplies for the Big 4 Challenge
12.2 Associate Member Nations are sanctioned to sell their own merchandise at the tournament but must enter into an agreement with Oztag Equipment Supplies. This should be done ASAP. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 13. Insurance
16.1 All players registered players at this tournament will be registered under the regular Australian Oztag insurance policy for tournaments.
14.1 The player must be a registered oztag player and must have either played in the 2016 Junior or Senior Australian Championships OR were registered in the local SUMMER 16/17 oztag competition and have played 7 games in ONE TEAM per season. Eg: A player would play in a team playing one game per week over a seven week period
14.2 A player is eligible to play Internationals for:-
(a) the country in which they were born;
(b) the country in which either of there parents or any of there grandparents were
14.3 A player who is eligible to play for more than one country shall be entitled to select the country they wish to play for. When a player plays an International game for a country, they are deemed to have elected to play for that country.
Once the selection is made the player may not play representative tag for any other country until the end of that tournament.
14.4 The burden of proof in establishing eligibility is on the player and the National Team they wish to represent. If a player plays an International game for a National Team which he is not eligible to represent, both the player and the National Team which selected him shall be guilty of misconduct.
14.5 Where a player is not able to provide a copy of the relevant birth certificate and/or passport, the matter shall be referred to the Australian Oztag Tournament Director Bill Harrigan and the player shall only be entitled to represent the National Team if they can or the Nation can provide satisfactory evidence to the Tournament Director that the player is eligible to do so. Affidavits by a player will not be considered as satisfactory evidence.
14.6 Rulings on any eligibility matters are to be made by the Tournament director Bill Harrigan. Dispensation has been given to Pacific Islands for this tournament.
14.7 In the event of a player being ruled ineligible the national team which the player was selected for may appeal the decision of the Tournament director. This appeal will be heard by a committee formed of the 1 member from the other nations participating. The decision of the Appeals committee is final.
15. Player poaching from other nations
15.1 Once a player has been selected for a national team and signs the team registration form, they are committed to that team. They will not be permitted to leave and decide to move to another nation. If they choose not to play they forfeit all uniform rights and monies already paid to that team. They will not be refunded. There uniform will also become the property of the team they have left.
15.2 Coaches and Managers are not to approach players from other national teams once the player has committed to the team.
16. Team Photos
Teams who would like a team photo should book with Ian Bennett on 0415231624 or email: email@example.com
Bins will be allocated throughout the stadium but it is your teams responsibility to keep your designated areas clean at all times. 19.Weather Policy
A weather policy will be on hand for wet and heat conditions.
This policy will located on the walls of the down stairs foyer area. On the live results website and will be emailed to delegates and touched on in the Coaches meeting. 20. Registration Forms Team registration forms will be due to be handed into the administration before your first game on the Friday of the tournament. 21. Stadium Venue All fields within the venue will be closed until the tournament begins Friday Afternoon. Therefore no training will be allowed on the venue fields. For those who think this is harsh please consider Australian Oztag want the fields in the best condition they can be for the tournament. I’m sure the players do too.