AFL Queensland, on behalf of the Department of Education, would like to advise all school students of a change to the Queensland School Sport State Championship age groups for 2020.
There are two age groups in 2020.
- 10-12 Years Boys – Open to boys who turn 10, 11 or 12 years of age in 2020
- 10-12 Years Girls – Open to girls who turn 10, 11 or 12 years of age in 2020
- 13-14 Years Boys – Open to boys who turn 13 or 14 years of age in 2020
- 13-14 Years Girls – Open to girls who turn 13 or 14 years of age in 2020
The selection process for the above teams commences in mid February each year.
How do I attend a Queensland School Sport State Championship?
The Queensland School Sport State Championships consist of 12 Regions all vying for the title of STATE CHAMPION. Each Region consists of numerous Districts.
In most cases you will need to trial for a DISTRICT team first. Once selected for a DISTRICT team you will represent that team and trial for a REGIONAL team. Once selected for the REGIONAL team you will represent that team at the STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.
To trial for a DISTRICT team you will need to contact your School’s Sports Master or HPE specialist who will provide nomination information and paperwork (AFL Queensland staff cannot provide this paperwork).
Which REGION do I represent at the Queensland School Sport State Championship?
In the Queensland School Sport system every school in Queensland is aligned to a DISTRICT within a REGION. Which DISTRICT (then REGION) you represent will depend on which school you attend. If you are unsure of which DISTRICT your school is in, please click the links below.
Peninsula School Sport (Cairns and Far North Queensland)
North Western School Sport (Mornington Island to Birdsville to Praire to Blackall)
Northern Region School Sport (Townsville & surrounds)
Capricornia School Sport (Central Highlands, Mackay, Rockhampton & Port Curtis)
Wide Bay School Sport (Bundaberg, Gympie, Hervey Bay, Maryborough, North Burnett & South Burnett)
Sunshine Coast School Sport (Redcliffe to Noosa)
Darling Downs (Lockyer, Toowoomba, Southern Downs, Goondiwindi & Western Downs)
South West School Sport (Balonne, Charleville, Chinchilla, Cunnamulla, Miles, Roma, Tara)
Metropolitan North School Sport (Brisbane North)
Metropolitan East School Sport (Brisbane South East & Logan)
Metropolitan West School Sport (Brisbane West, South-West, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley and Fassifern)
South Coast School Sport (Gold Coast)
It is important to understand that Queensland School Sport State Championships are run entirely by the Queensland Department of Education. Each region within Queensland School Sport is responsible for team selection, management and delivery of their programs.
In response to the Queensland School Sport State Championships age group change, AFL Queensland’s Talent program will offer the following…
15 Years Boys State Talent Carnival – Open to boys who turn 15 years of age in 2020
15 Years Girls State Talent Carnival – Open to girls who turn 15 years of age in 2020
17 Years Girls State Talent Carnival – Open to girls who turn 16 & 17 years of age in 2020
The Brisbane Lions and Gold Coast SUNS AFL Academies will continue to run programs for boys aged 13 – 19 and girls aged 16 – 19.