Australia will be hoping to continue its World Cup dominance in June, when it sends seven teams to the 2011 Federation of International Touch World Cup in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The University of Edinburgh’s Playing Fields at Peffermill will play host to the seventh World Cup, with approximately 100 teams across seven divisions competing, vying to take out World Champion status.
Australia has an impressive record at a World Cup level, winning every event since its inception in 1988 on the Gold Coast.
Australia will be sending three Open’s teams – Men’s, Women’s and Mixed – as well as four Senior teams – Men’s 30’s, Senior Mixed, Men’s 35’s and Men’s 40’s – to the World Cup.
The Australian Men’s and Women’s Open teams will be favourites in their respective divisions, having won every title since 1988. The Australian Mixed Open team will be hoping to do one better in 2011, following their grand final loss to arch rivals New Zealand at the 2007 World Cup.
The Australian Women’s Open team has one of the best winning records across any sport, having never lost a game at a World Cup event, having won 54 consecutive games since the first World Cup in 1988 on the Gold Coast.