Important Coaches & Athlete Update [Tue 6 Sep]

This is to provide you with venue details and a general update for the 2016 Sydney International.

Please note that it also contains an important update about the anticipated impact of a major AFL Finals event on Sat 10 Sep.


Following are venue & travel details and links for the 2016 Sydney International.


Main Arena – Sydney Olympic Sports Centre - Sydney Olympic Park - and Google Map

AFL Final - Swans v GWS - Sat 10 Sep at ANZ Stadium - Major Traffic & Parking Impacts

The AFL finals match between Sydney Swans & GWS has been relocated to Sydney Olympic Park with an estimated 70,000 spectators planning to watch the game from 3:30PM.

This will be a major event with impacts on traffic and parking into and within the Sydney Olympic Park precinct.

It is strongly recommended that you allow for extra travel time and consider the public transport options.

Travel Options

There are a number of travel options to get to the venue (check out -

  • Train: Olympic Park Station (13 minute walk from station) - typically the cheapest and quickest option
  • Bus: 461, 525, M52, 490 – see
  • Car (Sat 10 Sep)Note - there will be heavy traffic and it is unlikely to be any standard car parking available on Sat 10 Sep for the weigh-in.  We will have access to the parking area 'P7' behind the venue during the weigh-in times however it is likely to be very congested.
  • Car (Sun 11 Sep)Standard 'Paid Parking' on Sun 11 Sep should be available close to the venue.  There is only very limited free (2hr) parking at SOP  


The weigh-in at the Tournament Venue will be conducted in two ancillary rooms located within the Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre.  Tournament Officials will be on-site to assist you with access to the weigh-in.



Age Category



Sat 10 Sep

Junior & Senior Boys & Girls

Trial Weigh-in

12:00 noon – 1.00 pm

All Categories

Late Entry Closes

12:00 NOON

Junior & Senior Boys & Girls

Official Weigh-in

1.00 - 2.00 pm

Cadet Men & Women

Junior Men & Women

Senior Men & Women

Special Needs

Trial Weigh-in

12:00 noon – 2.00 pm

Cadet Men & Women

Junior Men & Women

Senior Men & Women

Special Needs

Official Weigh-in

2.00 - 3.00 pm

All Categories


3.30 pm onwards

Junior Boys/Girls (U12s) and Senior Boys/Girls (U15s) Categories (Only) have the following additional weigh-in location options:

  • Illawarra/South Coast - Illawarra International Judo Club, Ian McLennan Park, Wyllie Rd (1st right turn of West Dapto Rd) Kembla Grange, NSW 2526 - Click Here for Location Map - Contact: Keiran Spillane 0422 927 040
  • Central Coast/Hunter - Exercise & Sport Science Centre (Building EXSA – Loop Rd (south)) University of Newcastle – Central Coast Campus, Brush Rd entry – Ourimbah - Click Here for Campus Map - Contact: Shane Alvisio 0410 044 205

All other Age Categories apart from Junior Boys/Girls (U12s) and Senior Boys/Girls (U15s) Categories must weigh-in on Saturday 10 September 2016 at the tournament venue - Sydney Olympic Sports Centre, Olympic Blvd, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127.



Seeding - Senior Men & Women (Including Cadets U18s and Junior U21s)

We will be using the current JFA National Points Tables as published on the JFA website ( as at Sep 2016.

Click here to access the Senior Men & Women National Points Tables

Click here to access the Junior Men & Women (U21) National Points Tables

Click here to access the Cadet Men & Women (U18) National Points Tables

In the event that there are equal points then we will use the results from the 2016 National Title Results.

Click here to access the 2016 National Titles Results

International Athletes will be seeded at the discretion of the Tournament Management Team.

Seeding - Junior Boys & Girls (U12s) and Senior Boys & Girls (U15s)

As per our Tournament Conditions of Entry these age categories will be seeded at the discretion of the Tournament Management Team.

Draws – All Categories

The Tournament Draws will be completed following the weigh-in at the Tournament Venue, Sydney Olympic Park.

We are also planning to publish the Competition Draws late Saturday 10 Sep 2016 on our Judo NSW website



We will be following the Tournament Timetable outlined below;


Day & Date

Category & Age



Sun 11 Sep

All Categories

Opening Ceremony

8.00 am

Junior Boys & Girls,

Cadet Men & Women

Special Needs

Competition Starts

8.30 AM

Senior Boys & Girls

Junior Men & Women

Competition starts on completion of Cadet Category

Estimate only# 11:30AM

Senior Men & Women

Competition starts on completion of Junior Men & Women’s Category

Estimate only#

 2:00 PM


* Tournament Schedule is subject to change.

# We have made a ‘best efforts’ estimate of Age Category Start Times.  The tournament on the day may vary from these estimate start times.  Athletes are responsible for being at the venue in time for their respective bouts including any variances and changes to these estimate start times.


A White & Blue Judogi must be supplied and worn by ALL competitors in all age categories including Junior Girls/Boys and Senior Girls/Boys.


Please note that only Sydney International pre-registered coaches will be able to access the matside coaching area.

This Tournament will follow the JFA Sporting Code (click here) especially Attachment 7 (click here) outlining the behaviour and dress code.  All Coaches are reminded to wear appropriate clothing when coaching matside and to be aware that the event is being video streamed 'live'.

Judo NSW would also like to advise that we adhere to and support the ASC 'Play by the Rules' Code of Conduct (click here) and will not accept poor behaviour from athletes and or coaches towards other players and officials.  We appreciate and look forward to your ongoing support in these areas.

Finally we would like to thank our event sponsors for assisting Judo NSW in making this event possible.

We look forward to seeing you competing and being a part of the action at Sydney Olympic Park this weekend!