So it is time for me to start collecting interest:-
If you know you are definitely going then sign up 100%.. if you haven't been to a worlds before... it will be the trip of a lifetime... until your next one !!
If you are thinking of going then you should.. but let me know you are keen and what % likelihood, clearly i'm not going to hold you to it this far out, but will need a definite sign up by April 2018.
What: 2018 World Broomball Championships
When: Tournament 29th Oct - 3rd Nov (Aussie team arrives 24th October - training/bonding)
Where: Blaine, Minnesota, USA
Teams: Men's, Women's, Mixed and Masters + (potentially 2nd men's or mixed)
COMMITMENT: If you commit to go you will definitely be playing. Unfortunately for logistically reasons we can not take conditional nominations. (eg. I'll go if I make the men's 1 team) . Your nomination and commitment is to the Aussie team. Selection is done much later and everything needs to be in place before then. If you nominate to go, you will be on a team and part of the Australian team. Obviously we will look at preferences and place where we can but again your commitment is to the Australian team (and that is all teams.)
The best way to stake your claim for the higher teams is to come to Nationals and perform well there. It is hard for the selection team to place you in a higher team if you aren't there.
Looking forward to your nomination (email me) to join me in the USA.
Costs (rough. based on previous years):
Airfares :- $1500-2500
Accommodation :- (10 Nights $60 to $80 per night twin share) - $600-$800
Registration (Including Banquet) :- $175
Training/Practice Games :- $75ish
Aussie Gear :-
Jerseys - 2 x $70 = $140 (probably want couple extra for swapping)
Pants - $80
Polo's - $45
Hoodie - $60
Souvenirs - $60 (pins, team gifts etc.)
That's the bare min to buy.. there are all sort of other things you can get .. alternate polo's, different hoodies, jackets, beanies, caps, bags, key rings, pens, coasters, track suit pants, aussie dingoes custom broomball stick etc.. it is all very cool stuff.
Payment Plan :- Seems like a fair load of cash, but payments are spread out. First up is airfares, anywhere up to a year out (or day of flight if you are Jeff Ferrara). An initial rego/gear payment will be due in April. Final gear payments June. Then just accommodation and spending money once there.