International Cup: Call for writers

We’re looking for writers to help cover the International Cup, which is returning to Melbourne and kicking off on Sunday the 6th of August.


The event brings a host of nations from across the planet to Melbourne, meaning you can hear ‘ball’ yelled in every accent you can think of. Notably, expat Aussies aren’t allowed to compete.


If you’re interested, please drop me an email – [email protected]. Feel free to include when you’re available (fixture overview below).


The competition features two men’s divisions and a women’s divisions, with five rounds of matches to be played.


There are lots of different ways we can split the coverage here, so feel free to leave a note if you have a particular interest in a certain team or division,


We’d also love to gather some pieces about past experiences of your footy overseas (which we’ll publish in the lead up, and then through the tournament), so if you have one to share, please do so!


Details of the rounds and the full links to the fixture are below:


Round 1 – Sunday, August 6

-All matches are being played at Royal Park, just south of Park St (McAlister Oval, Ransford Oval, Western Oval)


Round 2 – Wednesday, August 9

-All matches are being played at schools across Melbourne.


Round 3 – Saturday, August 12

-All matches are at a variety of community locations across Melbourne


Round 4 – Tuesday, August 15

-Back at Royal Park


Round 5/Grand Finals – Friday/Saturday 18th/19th

-Most games at Royal Park on the Friday

-Men’s Div 1 GF at the MCG @ 11.15am

-Women’s Div 1 GF at Etihad @ 4.30pm



See the full fixture here:





About Jack Banister

Journalism student @ Melbourne Uni, Brunswick Hockey Club Men's Coach, tortured Tigers fan.


  1. This is a terrific initiative. I would love to be involved, but unfortunately I don’t live in Melbourne.

    Three years ago, I got to see France v Indonesia out at Diggers Rest in what was a pretty entertaining day out.

    To listen to the quarter and three-quarter time huddles in French is something I’ll remember for the rest of my life.

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