World Cup 2022 – Expressions Of Interest

259799845_3264610477106056_7727253097526534031_nIt was with heavy hearts that the organisers of the Rome 2020 FISTF World Cup had to cancel the event, having already postponed it to 2021. However, we are happy to announce that the all new 2022 World Cup is scheduled to go ahead on September 16-18 this year, with Rome, Italy, keeping the hosting rights.

As a FISTF Member Nation, Australia is permitted two participants in each individual category (Open, Women, Veteran, U20, U16, U12) plus two reserve nominations in each category (in case players are needed to fill the 64 or 32 places in a category), while we can also nominate teams of players for the teams events in each category (4 minimum needed).

In order to decide the best and fairest way to determine who might represent our association, ATFA is calling for expressions of interest from anybody thinking they might like to attend and compete. If the need for a qualifying tournament arises, the ATFA Committee will organise this to best suit to the greatest number of entrants possible. Expressions of interest will be accepted from any ATFA member.

Expressions of interest close at 11:59pm, Friday, March 4, 2022.

Please note: All costs involved in qualifying and/or competing (travel, living expenses, etc) in the World Cup will be the responsibility of that player.

Players will need to meet government COVID-requirements to enter Italy and return to Australia (or other nation of residence).

If a qualifying tournament is implemented, players will also need to comply with any local and venue rules concerning COVID-safe guidelines.

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