Senior State Age

Senior State Age 2024

We have set the dates for our Senior State Age Trials:

Dates and Times: 29th October, 1 – 4pm and 5th November, 9am – 1pm

Venue: Eatons Hill State School Sports Centre

Ages: U15, U16, U18

We are planning to select three teams in each year group.

Senior State Age will take place at Western Districts Netball Courts, Graceville, from 6th – 9th April.

Season Details

Our Season will begin on 28th Jan, with trainings being Sunday mornings and Tuesday evenings at Downey Park Netball Courts. 

Carnivals in 2023 for SSA teams were on Saturday afternoon/evenings and Sundays. Carnival dates will be released after selections.

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Congratulations to the following teams on being selected for to represent QC for Senior State Age in 2023

2023 Senior State Age (15 – 18 Years)

Senior State Age 2023 will take place 1st – 4th April at Sunshine Coast Netball Association.

The age groups are U15, U16 and U18, with associations being able to enter 3 teams in each age group. The Boys division will be U15 – U18.

2022 was a very exciting year, with QC being awarded Netball Queensland’s Champion Association and the Performance Award. 2023 we are aiming for an even bigger and better year.

Trials for Senior State Age Teams have taken place.

Training for State Age teams will take place on Sunday afternoons at Downey Park Netball Courts. Teams will attend 3 Carnivals in the run up to SSA.

2022 Team Announcements

Congratulations to the following players than have been selecgted to represent QCNA for Senior State Age 2022. These are the selected teams for the first Carnival.





To provide players with the opportunity to represent QCNA at a level suitable to their ability; to provide opportunities for players to progress through Brisbane North Netball Region and Netball Queensland’s development pathways and to enhance player enjoyment of the game. Through the selection of teams, QCNA aims to:

  • Ensure all identified players are given equal opportunity to be considered for a team and provided with skill development opportunities to assist them to reach their full potential
  • Provide suitable qualified coaches and support staff
  • Develop best practice management strategies in order to provide a safe environment for players and officials to effectively participate in netball

In order to be eligible to trial, players will have ordinarily participated in QCNA’s Summer Season fixtures. In certain circumstances a written exemption may be sought to trial, and players must contact QCNA Administration prior to applying in order to gain a relevant exemption.

The players will warm up and may participate in ball drills before the commencement of game play. It is the players’ responsibility to register and warm up prior to the trials starting. Players will trial in their two (2) nominated positions, although players may be required to play out of position by the selectors to explore different combinations or if a certain position is over subscribed. Effort will be made to ensure all players (within each playing area) have equal court time. During the trials, the selectors will evaluate individual skill levels, fitness and team playing abilities of each player. The following aspects will also be considered: player combinations, coachability, attitude, leadership, communication, team dynamics and individual player characteristics.


A selection panel consisting of three selectors will be appointed for each age group, including the team coaches. All selectors have equal voting rights during the selection process. However, if the selectors are divided the head team coach has the final decision. Coaches not already on the Selection Panel may be invited by the selection panel to attend any discussion they may hold. Selector’s recommendations will be presented to the QCNA executive committee for final approval.


Squads will consist of ten (10) players with the potential of three (3) training partners. These training partners will participate in training and team building sessions with the squad and may be invited to carnivals. Due to injury and illness or withdrawal from the program, training partners may be offered the opportunity to take up a permanent position in the team. Training partners will be notified as early as possible, in regard to participating in the State Age Competition.


Playing Competencies

Skill base and performance consistency

Tactical understanding and decision making

Flair and innovation

Fitness and game intensity

Potential and work ethic

Discipline on and off the court

Personal Qualities

Effective under pressure


Versatility, consistency and adaptability

Other Factors

Consideration may be given to other factors that the selection panel considers in its sole discretion to be relevant and appropriate to the overall assessment of a particular player. These may include:

Positional balance within squad

Succession planning, talent development

Balance of experience and youth in the group

Whether a player’s performance and/or contribution has been affected by extenuating circumstances such as illness, injury, bereavement, work/study commitments or similar which have temporarily compromised her form and/or recent contribution.

Previous performance at representative level

Selectors must submit a list of selected squads/teams with reserves for each playing area to QCNA Committee for ratification prior to final selections being announced.


In the event of a player(s) withdrawing after selection:

  • Prior to the commencement of the team training, selectors will consult the list of reserves and replace with the selected reserve(s) for the required playing area. If no player(s) of a suitable standard in the specific position vacated was identified at the original trials, selectors may invite a replacement player(s) of their choosing. This player(s) must be ratified by QCNA Committee prior to any announcement being made.
  • Due to injury during the season, the team coach will consult with the selection panel for a temporary/permanent replacement. The named reserves will be the first players considered but may not necessarily be selected. The team balance will determine the replacement. Once a player is withdrawn and replaced, they will be unable to participate unless a further position becomes available and a written medical clearance provided.
  • Players are required to report to their Coach or Manager any injury or sickness that may restrict their ability to train or compete. In the event of a player sustaining an injury or showing signs of an illness which is of concern to the Coach, Manager or Committee, the player must provide written clearance from a registered medical practitioner relevant to the sustained injury or illness prior to engaging in any further activity. Players are encouraged to provide their Coach and Manager with an Injury Rehabilitation Plan to assist with injury rehabilitation. Coaches may also request the player complete a club game before returning to representative level netball. Within reason, if a player is injured or unwell they are expected to attend all training sessions and matches, in full kit/uniform, even if unable to take part.

Players unable to attend trials for any reason will have their team selection based on availability of positions within the teams, information provided by the coach at the conclusion of the previous season and through consultations with the selectors, the coaches and QCNA Committee.

  • The selectors have the discretion to allow the player to be considered for selection into the team. Communication of unavailability for trials must have been provided and approved.
  • Written proof of the circumstances may be required in this situation. This may include: a letter of explanation regarding reasons for the late submission; and resume provided by club or previous association and performance in previous years’ carnivals

Squads will be named within two weeks of the final trial of all State Age teams.


Not withstanding any of the provisions in this Policy, it is acknowledged that when applying the criteria and considerations set out above, there will be, at times, extremely difficult choices to be made which will require the Selection Panel to exercise its discretion and judgment. Providing the Selection Panel has properly considered the criteria and considerations set out in this Policy, and have exercised its discretion and judgment in good faith, then the Selection Panel will have fulfilled all of its obligations under this Policy.

Players not selected in a team, may request feedback in writing by emailing