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16 years and under boys, 18 years and under girls football (soccer) state teams

This page explains how to nominate for selection in the 16 years and under boys and 18 years and under girls football (soccer) state teams to compete at the School Sport Australia championships in 2022.

Preparation is continuing for all School Sport Australia championships subject to advice from State and Territory Departments of Health. Please note, the ability for students to attend the 2022 School Sport Australia championships will be subject to the approval of the SA Department for Education.

Who can nominate to be selected

To nominate for selection, students must be

  • enrolled at an affiliated school
  • boys 16 years and under in the year of competition. Cannot turn 17 in 2022.
  • girls 18 years and under in the year of competition. Cannot turn 19 in 2022.

Where and when

Sydney, NSW from Sunday 11 to Friday 16 September 2022.

Travel dates may vary due to flight availability. 

School Sport Australia championships are organised by the host state with a focus on students developing skills and learning through sport in a safe and supportive environment.

Team officials

Role Name Contact details
Boys coach Rod de Nido To be advised
Boys team manager Tony Burns 0413 819 854 tony [at] safootballacademy.com.au
Boys tour manager Joe Larecki 0422 886 886 lareckibrojo [at] iprimus.com.au
Girls coach Alice Ferguson 0410 819 687 alice.gorman [at] henleyhs.sa.edu.au
Girls assistant coach Dion Kirk dion.kirk [at] henleyhs.sa.edu.au
Girls tour manager To be advised To be advised

The teams will be under the supervision of the team officials to meet supervision ratios.

How to nominate for selection

Complete the online nomination form by the due date 

  • Boys - Wednesday 1 June 2022.
  • Girls - Wednesday 8 June 2022.

You will receive a confirmation email within 2 business days once your nomination has been processed. Your school will also be sent a copy as confirmation of your nomination. Your school has the right to not approve a child's involvement based on behaviour, attendance and other grounds as determined by the school.

Trial details

Trials are run in a safe and supportive learning environment to select the state team to compete at the School Sport Australia Championships.

  • A trial cost of $10 per student is to be paid at the first trial to the manager upon registration. Country students do not pay.
  • Students are to wear appropriate school sport top, footwear and any sport specific equipment.
  • Parents/caregiver are responsible for organising transport to and from the trials.
  • If unforeseen circumstances mean the trials are unable to go ahead, families and schools will be notified as soon as possible. Trials will either be rescheduled if time permits, or an alternative option will be organised. 


Trials will be held at Underdale High School 19 Garden Tce, Underdale from 3pm to 4.30pm on

  • Sunday 5 June
  • Sunday 19 June
  • Sunday 26 June
  • Sunday 3 July


Trial will be held at John Mitchell Reserve, Cudmore Terrace, Henley Beach on

  • Tuesday 14 June 4pm to 5pm. Time to be confirmed.
  • Thursday 16 June 4pm to 5pm. Time to be confirmed.
  • Saturday 18 June 9am start. Finish time to be advised
  • Saturday 25 June 9am start. Finish time to be advised.

Players are expected to attend a minimum of 2 trials.

Selection process

Students will be involved in drills and competitive scenarios to select the team based on

  • ability and game sense in the sport.
  • willingness to listen and learn from feedback.
  • teamwork.
  • level of skill and sport knowledge.
  • fitness level and effort.
  • positive attitude at trials and school.
  • demonstration of being a good sport and behaviour on and off the playing field.

School endorsement

Selection in a School Sport SA state team requires endorsement from the student's school principal before confirming their place in the team. Therefore, parents are advised not to make arrangements that incur costs until the school has confirmed that the student fulfils all requirements.

Training and championship expectations

All selected team members will be required to attend all team trainings and a team photo shoot.

Country team members travelling more than 2 hours can negotiate their commitment.

The selected student agrees to attend the competition for the full duration including the opening and closing ceremonies and the educational excursion.

Championship cost

An individual itemised account will be provided for every student selected in a School Sport SA state team.

Uniform ordering will be a separate online ordering process where payment is made directly to the supplier.

The cost is estimated to be approximately $2000 for this championship.

Travel and accommodation

More information will be provided once COVID protocols are considered and implemented.


School Sport SA

Phone: 8416 5900
Email: education.schoolsportsa [at] sa.gov.au