All schools are invited to bring teams to Melbourne to experience the sporting, cultural and educational experiences that the region and the tournament have to offer. Schools can enter as many teams as they wish.
Team members must be pupils or immediate past pupils of their school. Open to any school from any part of the world.
All teams will need to be accompanied by teachers, coaches or registered caregivers on a ratio of 1 adult for every 8 students. In the event the group is less than 8 there must be one supervising adult.
Participants will broaden their education and understanding of different parts of the world and experience interaction with individuals and teams from other countries.
Secondary Schools (High Schools) to be invited to enter into one or both of two age groups-1st XI (all ages) or Development XI (13-16 inclusive as at 9th December, 2017). Teams will be graded according to self-assessed ability, background and experience.
Teams will play round robin within their age group and grading over the 1st 3 days of play with the 4th day being Finals Day.