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This page has been created as a Tournament FAQ for players and officials participating in the 2023 Harmony Cup.

What is the date of the Harmony Cup?
Sunday 5 March, 2023

Where is the venue?
The 2023 Harmony Cup will be held at Victoria Park, the spiritual home of the Collingwood Magpies.
The exact address is Victoria Park, Lulie Street, Abbotsford.

Who are the competing teams?
Men’s: Ireland, Italy, Samoa, South Sudan
Women’s match – Samoa v Fiji

What is the fixture?
Each match consists of 2 x 20 minute halves.
The women’s match will consist of 4 x 12 minute quarters.

Round 1
10.00am: Samoa v Italy
10.50am: South Sudan v Ireland

Round 2
11.50am: Samoa v South Sudan
12.40pm: Italy v Ireland

Round 3
1.40pm: Italy v South Sudan
2.30pm: Samoa v Ireland

3.20pm: Women’s Match
Samoa v Fiji

4.20pm: Grand Final

What is the weather forecast?
As the Harmony Cup approaches, you can keep an eye on the weather here.

If you are taking photos and posting on Instagram on the day, it would be great if you could include the hashtags #aflinternational and #harmonycup. Thank you!

What are the playing rules?
Normal AFL (18 per side) rules.

Is there parking?
Limited parking is available at the venue, so we strongly suggest you car-pool with your teammates.

What about public transport?
There is excellent public transport, with Victoria Park station right next to the ground. If you are worried about parking, we highly recommend catching the train.

What are the facilities?
The facilities, including the playing field, grandstand and changing rooms, are excellent. You can either choose to sit in the grandstand, or bring your own camp chair and sit on the grass.

Can we bring a team marquee?
Yes. Please remember that, due to Council requirements, marquees can’t be secured just via rope and peg, they need to be weighted down as well.

Is there food & drink on sale?
Yes. There will be two food vendors at the ground, Island Souvla and Zero95 Pizza Bar – thanks very much to the Samoan and Italian teams for recommending them. Please support them.

I’m Bringing 3, including Me!
As you know, it is going to be a much better experience if we play in front of a decent crowd at the Harmony Cup. We are asking each player and official to bring not only yourself, but 2 other people as well. They can be your parents, partner, kids, mates etc. Remember, it’s free entry to the event. Thanks very much, appreciate your help in making sure we have a great crowd (and great atmosphere) on the day!