FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Read through our most frequently asked questions, and if we don’t have an answer for it, let us know by contacting us.

The QLD State Cup is a senior Queensland Affiliate competition and only Affiliate’s may enter teams into the event. To find out how you can become an affiliated competition or get involved in an Affiliate, please visit qldtouch.com.au.  

Although only Queensland Affiliates can take home the crown, we welcome invitational participation of interstate and international teams. Submit an enquiry here.

The minimum age criteria for the QLD State Cup is 16 years of age.

Special consideration has been given to the Under 20s and the Touch Football Specialised – All Abilities divisions. Participants aged 15 years may participate in these divisions only.

No further exemptions will be considered. 

The following age divisions are played at the QLD State Cup. Please note divisions are subject to change. The minimum age of a participant is 16 years (15 years for under 20’s and All Abilities divisions only).

Divisions

Opens Premier

 

Men’s,

Women’ s

Open Div A (Social)

Men’s,

Women’s

Mixed

U20s

Men’s,

Women’s

Mixed

Seniors

Men’s 30’s

Women’s 30’s

Mixed 30’s

Masters

Men’s 40’s

Women’s 40’s,

Mixed 40’s

Men’s 45’s

Women’s 45’s

Veterans

Men’s 50’s

Men’s 55’s

Men’s 60’s

TFS All Ability

Mixed

Only affiliate contacts can enter teams into the QLD State Cup.  Affiliate contacts will be required to complete all team registrations through the administrative portal of the Mysideline System.

Team Nomination Process

  1. Affiliate contact to complete online team nomination form
  2. QTF staff to approve team nomination(s) and provide Affiliate contact with access to the administrative portal within MySideline
  3. This portal will allow Affiliate contacts to create and manage all Affiliate teams

Note: Affiliate contacts will not be able to enter teams through the MySideline finder.

 

Once your team has been entered and accepted into the event, you will be given access into your team via your affiliate contact. You must complete an individual entry online via MySideline to participate in the event. Click here to view key dates

The QLD State Cup entry fee is $100.00 per player. However, all teams and Affiliates that do not register 14 (fourteen) players for each team will be invoiced for the shortfall of players at $100.00 (GST inclusive) per player to make up to and including the 14 players required.

QTF runs a player pool for the QLD State Cup. If your affiliate is not sending a team or you were unsuccessful in selection you may enter the player pool for the chance to be allocated to another team. For more information regarding the player pool, please view the ‘Conditions of Entry’ and view the ‘key dates‘ relating to the player pool process. 

Teams can expect to play between 2-4 games per day during round games (depending on entries and draw formats) and then a final series if successful.

Typically the tournament goes for 3 days, each day starting at approximately 8:00am (subject to change) and into the evening. Finals will be played from Sunday morning.

QLD State Cup is a go unless we advise otherwise on the website, email or via social media.

If you’ve lost an item during the day at QLD State Cup, please head to the Athlete Services Desk. If the item is not there, we ask that you leave your phone number with staff and a description of the lost item. We often come across lost property after the event has closed for the day.

Lost property is kept at the QLD Touch Football Head Office at 83 Castlemaine Street, Milton, QLD, for a period of four weeks. Please call 07 3367 6250 post event to see if we have your lost item.

All parking will be located within the Coomera Sports Park, see more information on the ‘Event Map’ page.

Generally we allow two teams per division, per affiliate, however this is dependent on final entry numbers. If numbers allow, we will provide affiliates with the opportunity of three teams per age group. Affiliates must contact the event manager prior to entering their third team to seek approval.

No. Social will only be available in Open divisions.

All Affiliate contacts are required to complete a tent request form, along with their team nomination. 

This must be completed if you would like QTF to organise a tent for your Affiliate or if you intend to bring your own tent to the venue. Approval must be sought prior to erecting a tent at the venue.

Click here for more information 

No. All tents will be allocated around the venue, some of these will be accessible from the road however this will be on a first come first served purpose. Some areas will not be accessible by car. No vehicles are permitted on the fields.

All results will be available from the QLD State Cup App. More information available shortly.

All questions or protests regarding results must be completed by your key affiliate contact. Please alert your affiliate contact to any issues which may arise and have the affiliate contact attend the Athlete Services desk, which will be located near the Coomera Rugby Union Club. We will do our best to manage any enquires regarding results or protests, however we will only discuss this with an Affiliate contact.

During a game only the coach, assistant coach and a manager are allowed in a sub box. Each team official must wear affiliate uniform. Anyone found in the sub box who isn’t a team official can be asked to leave by event staff, QTF officials and the officiating referee.

Yes. All QTF affiliates will be required to have the Qld Touch Football (QTF) logo on their QLD State Cup uniforms from September 2020. You will be required to utilise a QTF approved apparel licensee, a list of these suppliers can be found here.

Yes. We are pet friendly; however, all pets must remain on a lead and under control by their owner.

We are always looking for healthy options for our events. You can find the vendor application document and more information here.

Yes. The QSC will be a COVIDSafe event and therefore restrictions will be in place for the duration of the event. These restrictions are subject to change upon the advice of government and health authorities.

IMPORTANT

NO ONE SHOULD ATTEND IF THEY HAVE:

  • COVID-19 or has been in direct contact with a known or suspected case of COVID-19 within the last 14 days
  • Flu-like symptoms or who is a high health risk (e.g. due to age or pre-existing conditions)
  • Travelled internationally or to a COVID declared hotspot
  • All attendees (including spectators) will be required to Check-In and Check-Out of the venue each day
  • Additional hand sanitising stations will be available around the venue
  • There will be limitations on the number of people allowed in certain areas around the venue. I.e bathrooms, tournament check-in, Affiliate tents etc.
  • You will be required to practice 1.5m social distancing
  • Unfortunately handshakes, huddles and hi-fives will be discouraged

If you are experiencing flu like symptoms, please do not attend the event.

In the event you are unable to attend due to illness, please contact QLD Touch Football on 07 3367 6250 or complete an enquiry form to advise your withdrawal from the event and request a refund. Refunds will be considered on a case by case basis accompanied with a medical certificate.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Read through our most frequently asked questions, and if we don’t have an answer for it, let us know by contacting us.

Who can take part in the QLD State Cup?

The QLD State Cup is a senior Queensland Affiliate competition and only Affiliate’s may enter teams into the event. To find out how you can become an affiliated competition or get involved in an Affiliate, please visit qldtouch.com.au.  

Although only Queensland Affiliates can take home the crown, we welcome invitational participation of interstate and international teams. Submit an enquiry here.

What is the minimum age?

The minimum age criteria for the QLD State Cup is 16 years of age.

Special consideration has been given to the Under 20s and the Touch Football Specialised – All Abilities divisions. Participants aged 15 years may participate in these divisions only.

No further exemptions will be considered. 

What are the divisions?

The following age divisions are played at the QLD State Cup. Please note divisions are subject to change. The minimum age of a participant is 16 years (15 years for under 20’s and All Abilities divisions only).

Divisions

Opens Premier

 

Men’s,

Women’ s

Open Div A (Social)

Men’s,

Women’s

Mixed

U20s

Men’s,

Women’s

Mixed

Seniors

Men’s 30’s

Women’s 30’s

Mixed 30’s

Masters

Men’s 40’s

Women’s 40’s,

Mixed 40’s

Men’s 45’s

Women’s 45’s

Veterans

Men’s 50’s

Men’s 55’s

Men’s 60’s

TFS All Ability

Mixed

How do we enter a team?

Only affiliate contacts can enter teams into the QLD State Cup.  Affiliate contacts will be required to complete all team registrations through the administrative portal of the Mysideline System.

Team Nomination Process

  1. Affiliate contact to complete online team nomination form
  2. QTF staff to approve team nomination(s) and provide Affiliate contact with access to the administrative portal within MySideline
  3. This portal will allow Affiliate contacts to create and manage all Affiliate teams

Note: Affiliate contacts will not be able to enter teams through the MySideline finder.

How do we enter as an individual into a team?

Once your team has been entered and accepted into the event, you will be given access into your team via your affiliate contact. You must complete an individual entry online via MySideline to participate in the event. Click here to view key dates

What is the entry fee?

The QLD State Cup entry fee is $100.00 per player. However, all teams and Affiliates that do not register 14 (fourteen) players for each team will be invoiced for the shortfall of players at $100.00 (GST inclusive) per player to make up to and including the 14 players required.

My affiliate did not send a team, or I wasn’t successful in making my affiliate team, can I still compete in the event?

QTF runs a player pool for the QLD State Cup. If your affiliate is not sending a team or you were unsuccessful in selection you may enter the player pool for the chance to be allocated to another team. For more information regarding the player pool, please view the ‘Conditions of Entry’ and view the ‘key dates‘ relating to the player pool process. 

How many games can each team expect to play?

Teams can expect to play between 2-4 games per day during round games (depending on entries and draw formats) and then a final series if successful.

How long does the event go for?

Typically the tournament goes for 3 days, each day starting at approximately 8:00am (subject to change) and into the evening. Finals will be played from Sunday morning.

What if it’s been raining?

QLD State Cup is a go unless we advise otherwise on the website, email or via social media.

Where do I locate lost property?

If you’ve lost an item during the day at QLD State Cup, please head to the Athlete Services Desk. If the item is not there, we ask that you leave your phone number with staff and a description of the lost item. We often come across lost property after the event has closed for the day.

Lost property is kept at the QLD Touch Football Head Office at 83 Castlemaine Street, Milton, QLD, for a period of four weeks. Please call 07 3367 6250 post event to see if we have your lost item.

Where do I park?

All parking will be located within the Coomera Sports Park, see more information on the ‘Event Map’ page.

How many teams can each affiliate enter in the event?

Generally we allow two teams per division, per affiliate, however this is dependent on final entry numbers. If numbers allow, we will provide affiliates with the opportunity of three teams per age group. Affiliates must contact the event manager prior to entering their third team to seek approval.

Is there a social division in all age groups?

No. Social will only be available in Open divisions.

How do we organise a tent for our Affiliate?

All Affiliate contacts are required to complete a tent request form, along with their team nomination. 

This must be completed if you would like QTF to organise a tent for your Affiliate or if you intend to bring your own tent to the venue. Approval must be sought prior to erecting a tent at the venue.

Click here for more information 

Can we gain access to our Affiliate tent with a car during the event?

No. All tents will be allocated around the venue, some of these will be accessible from the road however this will be on a first come first served purpose. Some areas will not be accessible by car. No vehicles are permitted on the fields.

How do we access results from the event?

All results will be available from the QLD State Cup App. More information available shortly.

If we have a query with results how do we rectify this?

All questions or protests regarding results must be completed by your key affiliate contact. Please alert your affiliate contact to any issues which may arise and have the affiliate contact attend the Athlete Services desk, which will be located near the Coomera Rugby Union Club. We will do our best to manage any enquires regarding results or protests, however we will only discuss this with an Affiliate contact.

Who is allowed in the sub box during a game?

During a game only the coach, assistant coach and a manager are allowed in a sub box. Each team official must wear affiliate uniform. Anyone found in the sub box who isn’t a team official can be asked to leave by event staff, QTF officials and the officiating referee.

Do we have to have the QLD Touch Football logo on our uniforms at the QLD State Cup?

Yes. All QTF affiliates will be required to have the Qld Touch Football (QTF) logo on their QLD State Cup uniforms from September 2020. You will be required to utilise a QTF approved apparel licensee, a list of these suppliers can be found here.

Are dogs or other pets permitted at the venue?

Yes. We are pet friendly; however, all pets must remain on a lead and under control by their owner.

How do I apply to be a food vendor?

We are always looking for healthy options for our events. You can find the vendor application document and more information here.

Will the event have COVIDSafe restrictions in place?

Yes. The QSC will be a COVIDSafe event and therefore restrictions will be in place for the duration of the event. These restrictions are subject to change upon the advice of government and health authorities.

IMPORTANT

NO ONE SHOULD ATTEND IF THEY HAVE:

  • COVID-19 or has been in direct contact with a known or suspected case of COVID-19 within the last 14 days
  • Flu-like symptoms or who is a high health risk (e.g. due to age or pre-existing conditions)
  • Travelled internationally or to a COVID declared hotspot

What COVIDSafe requirements could we experience whilst at the event? (as of July 30 2020)

  • All attendees (including spectators) will be required to Check-In and Check-Out of the venue each day
  • Additional hand sanitising stations will be available around the venue
  • There will be limitations on the number of people allowed in certain areas around the venue. I.e bathrooms, tournament check-in, Affiliate tents etc.
  • You will be required to practice 1.5m social distancing
  • Unfortunately handshakes, huddles and hi-fives will be discouraged

What if I am sick and cannot attend the event?

If you are experiencing flu like symptoms, please do not attend the event.

In the event you are unable to attend due to illness, please contact QLD Touch Football on 07 3367 6250 or complete an enquiry form to advise your withdrawal from the event and request a refund. Refunds will be considered on a case by case basis accompanied with a medical certificate.