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Statewide schools competitions

Statewide schools competitions are for schools who nominate teams. Find out the sports, costs and how to nominate for the School Sport SA statewide schools competitions.

Who can enter statewide schools competitions

To enter statewide schools competitions

Specific sport age groups are listed with the competitions offered.

Age groups

Competitions in most sports will be offered as

  • year 5 and 6
  • year 7 and 8
  • year 9 and 10
  • year 11 and 12.

Some competitions will be offered as

  • year 7 to 9
  • year 11 to 12.

Lower level secondary students can be selected in year 9 and 10, and year 11 and 12 teams if insufficient numbers.

Year 4 player request

Students in year 4 will only be eligible for selection by schools submitting the statewide schools competitions request form and is subject to approval from the School Sport Team. Requests must be submitted prior to the team competing.

Combined schools

A combined schools request must be made by filling in the statewide schools competitions request form and submitted prior to nominations closing for that sport.

  • For year 5 and 6 competitions, the combined school enrolments for years 4 to 6 must be under 200. The team is to compete in the appropriate division based on the cut off for each sport
  • For year 7 to 12 competitions, each request will be considered on its merit.

Opposite gender participation

The intent is that girls may not play in boys' teams and visa versa as competitions are offered for both genders. Where there is no reasonable opportunity for a player to participate in an appropriate competition then approval may be requested by filling in a statewide schools competition request form and must be submitted prior to participation and is subject to approval from the School Sport Team.

School responsibilities

Each school has the duty of care responsibility of their students who take part in statewide schools competitions. Please make sure that the department policies and procedures are followed.

Draws and rules

Choose a sport will help you find the draws and rules for your sport. Draws will available on the sports specific pages once nominations have closed.

Competitions offered, fees and finals dates

Competitions will only proceed if sufficient nominations are received. Statewide schools competitions are played during school hours and schools negotiate appropriate times to play within the due dates.

Nomination fees are calculated based on the number of players starting on the field or court

  • Year 5 and 6 is $3.00 per player. Basketball has an additional cost due to the structure of the competition.
  • Year 7 to 12 is $5.00 per player. Futsal (indoor soccer) and touch football have an additional cost due to the structure of the competition.

Country schools do not pay the nomination or finals fee. Where possible, School Sport SA will subsidise the travel cost of country schools playing in the finals.

Finals participation, late nomination and withdrawal fees are

  • $44.00 per team for the finals
  • $22.00 per team for late nominations
  • $55.00 per team for a minor round forfeit or withdrawal
  • $110.00 per team for a finals round forfeit or withdrawal


Term 1 nominations

As there is no equivalent cricket competition, schools may request for girls to compete in the year 11 and 12 boys 40 overs competition.

Cricket T20 structure

The aim of all T20 competitions is to, where possible, group teams together to play 2 x T20's in a day to allow more time for rounds to be played and more than 1 game for all teams involved.

Morning matches start at 9.15am and should finish by 12.05pm. Afternoon matches start at 12.30pm and should finish by 3.25pm.

Innings are 20 overs or 1 hour and 20 minutes whichever comes first, second batting team must face the same number of overs as the first batting team with a 10 minute change over. Teams are encourages to use the speed up tactics such as 5 overs from one end before swapping.

Competition notes

  • Cricket - due to time restrictions, schools will only be able to enter 1 of the year 11 and 12 boys competitions.
  • Touch football - minor round dates will be advised when nominations open in 2022.
Competition Entry fee inc GST Finals date
Baseball year 10 to 12 boys $45.00 Tuesday 5 April
Cricket year 5 and 6 boys and girls T20 $33.00 Term 4 week 7 date to be confirmed
Cricket year 11 and 12 boys 40 overs $55.00 Term 1 week 9 date to be confirmed
Cricket year 11 and 12 boys T20 $55.00 Term 1 week 9date to be confirmed
Cricket year 10 to 12 girls T20 $55.00 Term 1 week 9 date to be confirmed
Softball year 10 to 12 girls $45.00 Monday 4 April
Tennis year 5 and 6 boys and girls $12.00 Wednesday 30 March
Tennis year 7 and 8 boys and girls $20.00 Wednesday 30 November
Tennis year 9 and 10 boys and girls $20.00 Thursday 1 December
Tennis year 11 and 12 boys and girls $20.00 Thursday 31 March
Touch football year 7 and 8 boys and girls $70.00 Wednesday 1 June
Touch football year 9 and 10 boys and girls $70.00 Tuesday 31 May
Touch football year 11 and 12 boys and girls $70.00 Thursday 2 June

 


Term 2 and 3 nominations


Competition notes

  • Futsal (indoor soccer) - minor round dates will be advised when nominations open in 2022.
  • Hockey - schools who enter the year 10 to 12 boys and girls cannot enter the year 10 to 12 mixed.
  • Volleyball - minor round dates will be advised when nominations open in 2022.
Competition Entry fee inc GST Finals date
Australian football year 5 and 6 boys $54.00 Wednesday 10 August
Australian football year 5 and 6 girls $54.00 Tuesday 9 August
Australian football year 7 and 8 boys $90.00 Wednesday 24 August
Australian football year 7 to 9 girls $90.00 Thursday 25 August
Australian football year 9 and 10 boys $90.00 Wednesday 17 August
Australian football year 11 and 12 boys $90.00

Division 1 Tuesday 2 August

Division 2 Tuesday 16 August

Division 3 Tuesday 2 August

All Schools Cup prelim Tuesday 16 August

All Schools final Tuesday 23 August

Australian football year 10 to 12 girls $90.00 Thursday 18 August
Badminton year 10 to 12 boys and girls $20.00 Thursday 1 September
Basketball year 5 and 6 boys and girls $85.00

Term 4, week 1 dates to be advised.
*Change in date

Basketball year 7 and 8 boys and girls $25.00

Division 1 Thursday 30 June

Division 2 Wednesday 29 June

Division 3 Tuesday 28 June

Basketball year 11 and 12 boys and girls $25.00

Division 1 Wednesday 24 August

Division 2 Thursday 25 August

Division 3 Friday 26 August

All Schools Thursday 29 September

Football (soccer) year 5 and 6 boys and girls $33.00 Term 3 week 10 date to be advised
Football (soccer) year 7 and 8 boys and girls $55.00 Term 3 week 7 date to be advised
Football (soccer) year 9 and 10 boys and girls $55.00 Term 3 week 7 date to be advised
Football (soccer) year 11 and 12 boys and girls $55.00

Term 3 week 7 date to be advised

Boys All Schools final Tuesday 27 September

Futsal (indoor soccer) year 7 and 8 boys and girls $80.00 Wednesday 31 August
Futsal (indoor soccer) year 9 and 10 boys and girls $80.00 Wednesday 3 August
Futsal (indoor soccer) year 11 and 12 boys and girls $80.00 Wednesday 15 June
Hockey year 7 to 9 mixed $55.00 Tuesday 14 June
Hockey year 10 to 12 boys and girls $55.00 Thursday 16 June
Hockey year 10 to 12 mixed $55.00 Wednesday 15 June
Indoor cricket year 7 to 9 boys $40.00 Tuesday 6 September
Indoor cricket year 7 to 12 girls $40.00 Wednesday 7 September
Indoor cricket year 10 to 12 boys $40.00 Tuesday 6 September
Netball year 5 and 6 boys and girls $21.00 Tuesday 30 August
Netball year 7 to 9 boys $35.00 Tuesday 30 August
Netball year 7 and 8 girls $35.00 Monday 29 August
Netball year 9 and 10 girls $35.00 Monday 29 August
Netball year 10 to 12 boys $35.00 Tuesday 30 August
Netball year 11 and 12 girls $35.00 Monday 29 August
Table tennis year 10 to 12 $20.00 Thursday 18 August
Volleyball year 9 and 10 boys and girls $30.00 Friday 1 July
Volleyball year 11 and 12 boys and girls $30.00 Friday 2 September

 


Term 4 nominations


Competition notes

  • Cricket - due to time restrictions, schools will only be able to enter 1 of the year 9 and 10 boys competitions.
Competition Entry fee inc GST Finals date
Badminton year 7 to 9 boys and girls $20.00 Friday 11 November
Baseball year 7 to 9 boys $45.00 Wednesday 9 November
Basketball year 9 and 10 boys and girls $25.00

Division 1 Thursday 17 November

Division 2 Friday 18 November

Cricket year 7 and 8 boys and girls T20 $55.00 Term 4 week 6 date to be advised
Cricket year 9 and 10 boys 35 overs $55.00 Term 4 week 6 date to be advised
Cricket year 9 and 10 boys T20 $55.00 Term 4 week 6 date to be advised
Softball year 5 and 6 boys and girls $27.00 Monday 7 November
Softball year 7 to 9 girls $45.00 Tuesday 8 November
Table tennis year 7 to 9 $20.00 Thursday 3 November
Volleyball year 7 and 8 boys and girls $30.00 Friday 18 November

 

 

How to enter and nomination due dates

School sports coordinators submit a nomination form by the due date

The term 1, term 2 and 3 and term 4 nomination forms will be available in 2022.

For help on how to nomination, see the instructions for filling in nomination forms for statewide schools competitions (PDF 497KB).

School Sport SA

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