2020 Southern Crosse Tournament - Preview

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The Southern Crosse Tournament will be in full swing in the New Year when we see 9 teams, 180 athletes and 20 officials converge at Footscray Hockey Club for the 5 day event held over the 3rd - 7th of January 2020.

This is the first ALA event of the calendar year. The event now features as one of two marquee events for the Australian Men’s and Women’s programs. The second event being the July Maverik Challenge. These events are delivered for the Teams under the High-Performance framework.


**Please scroll down to the bottom to view all details regarding the venue and access (due to Tunnel works).**

Featuring in January 2020 will be a total of 9 teams made up from the Australian Men Senior, U23, U19 men squads and the Australian Women Senior a& U23 squads plus two U20 women teams from Japan.

The Southern Crosse Tournament will be a world first tournament with the recently announced ‘new women’s rules’. These will test both players and officials in high level play.

The new High Performance Program framework now includes ‘connected’ U23 squads of 16 players, with the capped number of players in senior men’s and women’s squads selected for Player Contracts at the end of the event. Head Coaches Glenn Meredith and Trish Adams, together with their coaching staff will be in full assessment mode as players put themselves up for selection.

Also, on display with be Men’s and Women’s games of Olympic 6’s format. The Australian women’s squad will play O6 games on Saturday 4 January afternoon and the men will play O6 games on Sunday 5 January afternoon.

As this is a marquee event designed to support and help all High Performance Teams’ in their development and preparation for World Events, spectators attending the event will be required to payment a small gate fee to access the venue.

To stay update with event news, coverage and results please check out and keep any eye on the event page.

The Details

Dates: Fri 3 – Tues 7 Jan 2020

Venue: Footscray Hockey Centre, Fogarty Ave. Yarraville, Melbourne, Vic.

Access: take “The Avenue” road in Spotswood to access Fogarty Ave.

Gate Entry:

  • 12yo & younger:              free
  • 13-17 yo:                         $5
  • 18yo & older:                   $7


Men                                   Women

Aus Green                           Aus Green

Aus Gold                              Aus Gold

U23 Aus                               U23 Aus

U19 Aus                               U20 Kyushu

                                             U20 Chushikoku

Fixture: Please click here for the fixture.

Facebook page:  ALA Southern Crosse Tournament SXT - Lacrosse


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