The 2023 season is FIRST ENERGIZE

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The 2023 FRC Southern Cross Regional will be held at:

    WIN Sports & Entertainment Centres, Wollongong, NSW

March 10-12, 2023
Free Event
Open to the Public
Doors Open 8 am Each Day

LIVE STREAM

Live stream for regional events can be found here.

INFO FOR TEAMS

TEAM LOAD IN
  • Please:
    • Be patient - it does take time for us to check teams in
    • Use the loading dock, as shown in the attached map
    • Queue in an orderly fashion so that we don't block the roads
    • Bring a maximum of FIVE people to help with load in (a sixth as driver is ok)
    • Everyone else should use the MAIN ENTRANCE once the pits are open
    • Unload quickly and then remove your car from the loading dock area
    • Loading Dock Map

VOLUNTEERS
CLICK HERE!


ADMISSION

FREE!!!!!!!   Schools, general public & robot enthusiasts ALL welcome to watch the competition.
Tickets not required.

For those attending the competitions as a spectator (who will not be accessing the "pits" or "playing fields"), Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is not required. Everyone else must comply with the PPE POLICY.

SCHEDULE

2022 Southern Cross Regional Agenda (the 2023 agenda will be similar, but is not yet available)

VENUE

WIN Sports & Entertainment Centres Wollongong

 


ACCOMMODATION

There are many options close to the venue.

  • We expect to have scout/guide camp accommodation available.

CONSENT & RELEASE FORMS

All team members and mentors must be signed up via firstinspires.org as described here:
In summary:
  • Mentors invites parents/guardians, who create an account for themselves
  • Parents/guardians sign up students under their care
  • Students can then apply to join a team or the mentor can invite team members via their team dashboard
No further forms are necessary, but all team members must be signed up officially.

FOOD

There will be a food venue open in the arena. There are also food venues directly opposite and many restaurants and cafes within a short walking distance. No outside food is permitted in the arena.

MASKS

Properly fitted face masks, covering the nose and mouth, must be worn on the field, in the pits, in the volunteer room and in marked areas. Masks are strongly advised throughout the arena.

PARKING

PAID parking is available but not guaranteed. Please visit the venue's site for more info: Getting to the Venue | WIN Sports & Entertainment Centres (wsec.com.au). Or check out the public transportation options to avoid parking fees.

PPE POLICY (Person Protective Equipment)

For those attending the competitions as a spectator (who will not be accessing the "pits" or "playing fields") - PPE is not required.

For ANY person entering the "PITS" or "playing field area", PPE MUST BE WORN.  There are no exceptions to this rule.  PPE for the Southern Cross & South Pacific regionals are identified as "safety goggles" & "closed-toe footwear".  All persons must be wearing safety glasses (for those with prescription eye wear, side shields or "over the glasses safety goggles"must be worn at all times) in order to gain access to the pits or playing field areas.  All persons must be wearing closed-toe foot wear in order to gain access to pits and playing fields.  PPE will NOT BE PROVIDED to teams and guests at the venue.  Please be certain that your team and guests have access to PPE at all times prior to entering the event.  Otherwise, the venue/Macquarie University/FIRST staff and volunteers are authorized to refuse entry.     *Please see statement on Risk Assessment to the left hand side of this page.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Getting to the Venue | WIN Sports & Entertainment Centres (wsec.com.au)

VOLUNTEERS

We have plenty of volunteer opportunities - see Volunteer Opportunities

WAITLIST

We are expecting some international teams at this year's Regional! All teams are waitlisted as they register - we have sufficient capacity to handle all of the teams that expressed interest.

 

 

 

 

 

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