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Sport 10-19 years

School Sport Australia initiatives and policy

The South West School Sport Board determined that, in line with Schools Sport Australia and Queensland School Sport initiatives and policies regarding student participation in school sport events, the following arrangements would provide a more equitable system and better reflect current trends in education.

I. That age eligibility be the only criteria for participation in school sport events provided students attend an affiliated school.

II. That age eligibility for all events be set as follows:

  • For the 10 - 12 years management committees:
    • aged 10, 11 or 12 years in the year of competition.
  • For the secondary management committees:
    • aged 13 - 19 years in the year of competition except where other specific age eligibility is applied. 


Thirteen year old students enrolled in a primary school are eligible to participate in district, regional and state championships in individual and team based sports.

Twelve year old students enrolled in a secondary school are eligible to compete at  district, regional and state championships in individual and team based sports.

III. That future event terminology for school sport events in the region be:

  • "Region/district” 10 - 12 years “regional/district sport” (all sports).
  • “Region/district” 13 - 15 years “regional/district sport” (basketball, football, netball, rugby league, touch).
  • “Region/district” 16 - 18 years “regional/district sport” (rugby league, girls softball, touch).
  • “Region/district” 13 - 19 years “regional/district sport” (basketball, cricket, golf, netball, football, boys softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, triathlon).