The two tournaments that all Tigers teams participate in are the Southern Peninsula Tournament in November/December and the Eltham/Dandenong event on the Australia Day weekend. These are important events for team bonding and accelerating development.
If Tigers Victorian Championship (VC) teams qualify for the Junior Classic on the Queen’s Birthday weekend in June it is expected that teams will compete at that prestigious event.
Other tournaments on the Queen’s Birthday weekend include Nunawading and Ballarat. These and any other tournaments during the season are at the discretion of the individual team (noting that each team will liaise with the Director of Coaching to ensure a reasonable and not excessive calendar of events during the year in relation to age and development status).
However, it should be noted that no Tigers player will be disadvantaged in any way in respect to their regular league participation should they be unavailable to attend any of these other tournaments.
For first teams, to enable preparation for Victorian Championships and National tournaments, teams may travel interstate e.g. Adelaide or Canberra at Easter. For the U14 age group, the first team may be eligible for the Australian Championships, which is usually held interstate. Tournament costs are additional and may be approximately $300 – $3000 depending on team, tournament location and duration of tournament. Fundraising is essential for teams selected in U14 Australian Championships.