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The DAV is a non-profit association which exists to promote debate. It is the peak debating body in Victoria and runs large competitions for adults and for schools across Victoria. It provides training and resources for debaters, teachers and adjudicators.

Schools Competition
(Yr 9-12 Debating)

DAV Women's 2024

The DAV Women's Competition is a debating tournament held exclusively for women, with the aim of supporting and encouraging female-identifying students. Historically women have been underrepresented in debating and as such we would like to offer this unique opportunity for them to further develop their skills in a friendly environment outside of the main Schools Competition.

Students will register individually and be randomly allocated to a team of three on arrival. The day will begin with a training session led by some of the DAV's best female trainers. All debates will be secret topics with one hour of preparation time.

Where: Loreto Mandeville Hall, Mandeville Cresc, Toorak
When: Sunday 24 March, 9am-4:30pm
Who: Female students from years 9-12 (capped at 12 students per school).
Format: 3 secret topic debates
Cost: $50 per student

To register for Women's debating, complete this form.

Prizes will be awarded to the winning team and highest scoring speakers of the day.