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[NSWCPS Admin] NSW PSSA State Athletics Team Selections

ATTN: NSW Catholic Primary Schools.

RE: Athletics School Representative Pathways 2019

Please pass this information onto your students & parents 

There is a change to the pathway program for Athletics in 2019.

A NSW PSSA State Athletics Team will NOT be selected through the usual pathway process ie. at the NSW PSSA State Championships in November when our MacKillop and Polding teams compete.

Due to the School Sport Australia National Championships being held in Darwin in September, a State Selection trial will be held at Sydney Olympic Park on 8 August. All applications go straight through to NSW PSSA. Please download and read the detailed link.

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In summary:


Sport :   Selection Trial - 2019 NSWPSSA Athletics Representative Team

Date:      Thursday 8 August 2019

Venue: Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre, Homebush


Application for invitation to the NSWPSSA Selection Trials for the 2019 School Sport Australia Track & Field Championships.

This trial is not for participation at the NSWPSSA State Athletics Championships held on 6 and 7 November 2019. Students will need to qualify for these championships through their school and association representative pathway.

In 2019 the School Sport Australia Track and Field Championships will be held in the Northern Territory.

Due to extreme heat conditions in Darwin during November/December when the National Track and Field Championships are traditionally held, this year’s SSA event will be held from the 18-23 September 2019.

In order to select a NSW representative track & field team for this event, the NSWPSSA will be holding a special selection trial.

Participation at these trials will be via a formal application to NSWPSSA and athletes MUST compete at this event to achieve selection in the 2019 NSW representative team.

An entry fee will be applicable to successful athletes.

Age eligibility:Participants must be in at least their tenth year (turning ten during the year of competition) in order to compete at a School Sport Australia Championship as per School Sport Australia policy.There are no events at the SSA 12 Years & Under Championships for competitors under ten or turning thirteen.

All athletes must apply using the form provided and include a verifiable official time, distance or height that meets the minimum qualifying requirements listed below, for each event he/she is applying for.

Completion of this application does not guarantee the right to compete at these trials as there are strict entry limits for all events. The convener will consider all applications and send invitations and further information electronically to successful athletes.

Please note:Any athletes who attend on the day without a formal invitation or approval will be unable to compete.



Notes on Qualifying Times, Distances & Weights

  • For throws, the implement weight should be added eg 500g, 2kg etc.
  • All official times, distances or heights must have been achieved at a school, PSSA or official athletics event after August 1, 2018 and must be verifiable. Please submit the name of a school or athletics official who can verify submissions and/or supply a link to an online verification source such as a PSSA or Little Athletics website e.g. regional or state championships results.


Important information:

·Late applications will not be considered.

  • Any student competing at the selection trials must be available to attend the School Sport Australia Track and Field Championships in Darwin everyday between Wednesday 18 and Monday 23 September 2019 inclusive.
  • Only students invited to the Selection Trial will be considered for the state team and these students must compete at the trial to gain a position.
  • No special consideration will be given to athletes who can not attend due to clashes with other sporting or personal commitments.
  • No medals will be awarded at this event.
  • Successful applicants will be notified via email, with all successful students listed. If you do not wish for your child’s name to be published on this list please indicate on application form.


To be considered for the Selection Trial for the 2019 NSWPSSA Athletics Representative Team complete either the online entry application via links below or complete and submit paper entry forms at the end of this information package.

Please note a separate online form must be completed for each event an athlete is applying for.

Applications close: 5pm Wednesday 26 June 2019.

 Important: Late applications will not be considered.

Able Bodied Application: http://bit.ly/Able-bod_application

Multi Class Application: http://bit.ly/MClass_Application


Ann-Marie Miranda 

Executive Officer - NSWCPS 

M: 0414 864 008