Just to let the Melbournites know that other clubs run carnivals in SA plus the Christmas BSA carnival run out of Woodville. Beatcats Mid Year. Jan Carnival at Centrals, Mildura and many others in outer country and Mildura our border cousins. All are well attended by all clubs in SA but they do clash with Vic tournaments who SA supports every year making the trek to Vic, and many teams go to Jan and June so expensive but they do it. The Norwood tournament is not well supported being Easter firstly, the only time many families and friends are guaranteed to have time together for extended time leading in to our school holidays which are a week apart from Vic's, secondly there is politics that Norwood has created themselves with other clubs. Do not judge SA by 1 club. Others would love to hold tournaments but stadium availability and clashes with existing tournamanents and pacific school games, masters etc mean with limited stadiums here in SA the opportunity to run them is limited. Our state champs are May and ECC, SCC and Eltham are January. Families also need a break as well and we are not a wealthy state so for many families funds are limited. So that’s the bigger pictures. See you in January though for Eltham Dandenong. Already booked in with many many SA teams from most clubs, probably not Norwood though as they are one that does not usually support your tournaments ironically!