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26 April to 4 May 2019

Sepak Takraw

Sepak Takraw is a spectacular sport originating in South East Asia. Sepak meaning ‘kick’ in Malay, and Takraw being the Thai word for the woven ball used to play. Picture a match of kick-volleyball played on a badminton court. Players can play the ball over the net using anything except their hands and arms.

This makes for a super athletic sport with men and women requiring immense flexibility and power, most points are won with stunning aerial manoeuvres as players jump sky high to kick the ball back towards their opponents.

Image: From back to front – Alex Newman, Daniel Ellen-Barwell, Saw AhBee and DeLusy Peh prepare for the 2019 Arafura Games.

Dates and Times of Competition

Wednesday 1 May – Friday 3 May (Group stages for all events)

Morning Session: 0800 – 1200

Afternoon Session: 1500 – 1900

Friday 3 May – Saturday 4 May (Semi’s and Finals)

Afternoon Session: 1500 – 2100

*Times are subject to change based on entries and final schedule.

Eligibility

It’s expected teams will be of a youth development, state, provincial, club or regional representative level. All teams interested in competing are encouraged to lodge their Expression of Interest as early as possible as entries are limited.

Please be aware that teams may require endorsement by the relevant National or Regional Federation and registration may not be finalised and accepted until endorsement is received.

Competition Format

The Arafura Games Sepak Takraw tournament will be run according to a slightly modified version of the current International Sepak Takraw Federation (ISTAF) rules. The modifications are in relation to off-court procedures, referee requirements etc. and are intended to speed up the tournament and reduce the number of officials required. Rules of gameplay remain as per the current International standard.

Men’s Regu and Doubles

Group Stage: 2 groups of 4 teams each, round robin format.

Top 2 teams from each group progress to semi-finals (1A vs. 2B & 1B vs. 2A).

Losing teams from semi-final play off for bronze.

Winners of semi-finals play off for gold.

Women’s Regu and Doubles

Group Stage: 1 group of 4 teams – round robin format.

Bottom two teams play off for bronze.

Top 2 teams from the group play off for gold.

Venue

Darwin Convention Centre

Darwin Convention Centre

Sepak Takraw is a spectacular sport originating in South East Asia. Sepak meaning ‘kick’ in Malay, and Takraw being the Thai word for the woven ball used to play. Picture a match of kick-volleyball played on a badminton court. Players can play the ball over the net using anything except their hands and arms. This makes for a super athletic sport with men and women requiring immense flexibility and power, most points are won with stunning aerial manoeuvres as players jump sky high to kick the ball back towards their opponents.

Image: From back to front - Alex Newman, Daniel Ellen-Barwell, Saw AhBee and DeLusy Peh prepare for the 2019 Arafura Games.

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Entries

Entries into the Sepak Takraw competition are limited.
Please click below to register an expression of interest for your team and advise the current level of competition in which your team competes.
The Australian Sepak Takraw Association will contact you to discuss your expression of interest and request any additional information required.

Register your interest

Contact

  • For registration and general inquiries, contact:
    Email: Arafura.Games@nt.gov.au
    Phone: +61 8 8946 1419

  • For sport specific inquiries, contact:
    Australian Sepak Takraw Association
    Daniel Ellen-Barwell or Alex Newman
    Email: info@takrawaustralia.com