Get Ready for Jugger in 2018

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 Ben Droste

Welcome to 2018 Juggers! Hope you all had a good break over the holidays after the awesomeness of the DUI, because now it’s time to get hyped for Jugger 2018!

It’s already shaping up to be an awesome year for Jugger, with a number of local tournaments, events, and another Redbacks tour. Check out the attached calendar for the events so far! Here’s a quick rundown of each of them: 

Throughout February and March the Queensland clubs are holding Open Days to promote and grow their local clubs. A day of fun, games, and a BBQ followed by a screening of the I Am Jugger documentary at a local venue.

Also starting in March and continuing into April and May, Canberra are hosting a round of three competition days, with teams local to Canberra and Newcastle encouraged to sign up and compete.

April is a huge month. First up Newcastle will be hosting this year’s Australian Jugger Open. If you can only travel to one Aussie tournament this year, make it this one!

The very next weekend is the 1st New Zeaand Jugger League Tournament. The kiwi’s are inviting up to four teams from around the world to come along, and Australia has been invited. New Zealand’s Blackswords had a good showing at the DUI last year, so we look forward to returning the favour in April.

Lastly in April and continuing into May and June, the Queensland clubs are holding their inaugural South East Queensland competition - the Tri-Jugger Cup! Teams from Brisbane, Toowoomba, and Gympie will meet on the field for a series of ranked games spaced over the three competition days, before culminating in finals on the third day. This competition is only open to QLD based teams, teams from interstate should keep an eye out for the Brisbane tournament (see below).

Also in June is the first international event of the year, Järnsvenskan in Sweden. Unfortunately we haven’t been able to find enough players to send an Aussie team over this time, but if you do happen to attend and find a merc spot be sure to do us proud :)

Coming up in July is the Brisbane Jugger Open, inviting Juggers from around the country to compete in the sweltering Brisbane winter heat. A good opportunity for some local competition before setting off to Europe.

And speaking of travel, the end of the year is pretty looking pretty huge for international competition. August will see the Irish International and Latvian Jugger Open, while September includes the Mile High Open and the World Championships. What’s more, 2018 marks the 10 year anniversary of Australian Juggers touring for international competition! The Redbacks have been registered for Ireland and Latvia, and will be registered for the German tournament as soon as registration opens. It’s shaping up to be the biggest Jugger tour ever, so if you’re interested in joining the Redbacks as they galavant around Europe, be sure to join the Facebook event here. Expect a lot more discussion around the Redbacks tour over the coming months.

Lastly, you can finish off your big year off jugger in September at this year’s Canberra Cup.

An exciting year for Jugger indeed! This calendar will be updated throughout the year as details are finalized and new events are announced.

Sound good? Get hyped for Jugger 2018!

 

2018 calendar

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