Welcome FIRST LEGO League Challenge & Explore event Hosts, Volunteer Coordinators, Judge Advisors & Head Referees.  All resources required to run a qualifying event in Australia will be located on this private link via the FIRST Australia website.  Please do not share this link with anyone other than the:  Qualifying Event Tournament Manager(s), Judge Advisor, Head Referee & Volunteer Coordinator for your event.  Thanks!

In Australia, the following volunteers & staff are the national advisors to the program in each area.  Please feel free to reach out as the season progresses OR on the day should you have any issues:

IMPORTANT!  Due to COVID-19 lock down/restrictions that will vary among states and territories, FIRST Australia has established a process for "remote events".  Training will be conducted for all event partners and updates around the expected procedures and platforms resources.  HQ will endeavour to assist you with setup and execution of remote events, should they become necessary again in November/December 2021. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS - 2021 Cargo Connect

  • Judge Advisor & Head Referee must register in the FIRST Australia Dashboard & assignment finalised by Friday, 17 September 2021. 
  • Shipping of Supplies:  Early October (Tee Shirts, Trophies, Challenge Kits for Robot Game)
  • Remote vs Physical Events:  If you feel your event absolutely cannot be held physically, please reach out to Wynonah and work out the updates for remote to share with teams. 
  • Remote Hub Event Training:  Wednesday, 6 October (Zoom)
  • Explore Expo Training:  Thursday, 16 September 2021 (Zoom)
  • Judge Advisor Training: Tuesday, 5 October 2021  *Compulsory for all Judge Advisors
  • Referee Training:  Wednesday, 20 October 2021 *Compulsory for all Head Referees and Event Referees
  • Slack Workspace (Organisers and Coaches): Access Here


FLL Challenge Qualifying Event Scheduler

  • FLL IN A BOX: 
    Access Here
    *This is your qualifying event scheduler tool; it will generate all of your documents for the event including signage and award/participation certificates.
  • Additional Templates CLICK HERE
    *These additional templates are for Remote Events, where utilising the scheduler above isn't needed.  It contains Closing Ceremony Award Slides, Opening Script,  and certificates plus other useful resources. Not yet updated for Cargo Connect. 


Event Management

Resource Link
Feedback - issues, feature requests, etc. Email first.australia@mq.edu.au 
FIRST consent form https://firstaustralia.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/17-1396-FIRST-USA-Consent-and-Release-Form.pdf
MQ photo form - adult https://firstaustralia.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/17-1396-Macquarie-Consent-Adult-FIRST-Robotics-Release-and-Photo-Consent.pdf
MQ photo form - child https://firstaustralia.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/17-1396-Macquarie-Consent-Child-FIRST-Robotics-Release-and-Photo-Consent.pdf
Award soundboard https://westling.io/award-soundboard
Scoring system https://www.fll-tools.com/      *Copy, Paste, AND Remove the "s" in "https" in the URL once its loaded - WordPress autocorrects the link with an "https" - which is invalid in this instance.
FIRST Music playlists https://www.firstmusicdjs.com/ *Copy, Paste, AND Remove the "s" in "https" in the URL once its loaded - WordPress autocorrects the link with an "https" - which is invalid in this instance.
Opening Ceremony
Video for Opening: FIRST Game Changers https://youtu.be/qXv8e8wjTok
Opening Ceremony Script Opening Script REPLAY. *Will require some editing/fill in the blank - specific to your event.
Role Descriptions https://www.firstinspires.org/sites/default/files/uploads/resource_library/volunteer/first-lego-league-volunteer-role-descriptions.pdf
Volunteer Overview - On The Day https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1f0ROVIFif4vTQy1PymosUDsqASaPGHgLaX6m4V4FeFM/edit?usp=sharing 
Awards *Only smaller events, with 19 or less teams will use consolidated.  
Awards List & Advancement Per Event https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1QwY8rBem6Gppwi6-KhaER_x8GVIXiKpK--ZCc39k-s8/edit?usp=sharing 
Trophy Building Instructions Build SMALL       Build MEDIUM   Build LARGE
Weekend Overall Schedule Schedule Saturday or Sunday - Regional    *This sample require logo edits.  Timings are the same; logos will change.
Weekday Overall Schedule Weekday Schedule - Regional  *This sample requires logo edits. Timings are the same; logos will change.
Season Team & Event Resources Online   *These are accessible by teams online.  
Building Instructions https://www.firstinspires.org/resource-library/fll/challenge/challenge-and-resources
Challenge Doc https://www.firstinspires.org/resource-library/fll/challenge/challenge-and-resources
Challenge Updates https://www.firstinspires.org/resource-library/fll/challenge/challenge-and-resources
Scoresheet https://www.firstinspires.org/resource-library/fll/challenge/challenge-and-resources
Judging Rubrics https://www.firstinspires.org/resource-library/fll/challenge/challenge-and-resources
Table Overview https://www.firstinspires.org/resource-library/fll/challenge/challenge-and-resources