Marie Little Shield

2022 Applications now open!

The Marie Little OAM Shield is an annual tournament that provides women with an intellectual disability the chance to compete at a national level.

Marie Little OAM was the founder of Sport Inclusion Australia (formerly known as AUSRAPID) in 1986 and dedicated her working life to improve the lives of people with an intellectual disability, using the medium of sport. Renaming the event in her name was an honour of her work within the netball community.

The inaugural Marie Little OAM Shield began in 2013 with three teams contesting the title. In 2016, Western Australia and Queensland were invited to enter teams in to the competition.
2022 Compeition

The Marie Little OAM Shield is a national competition for girls aged 16 and over with an intellectual disability. The inaugural Marie Little OAM Shield began in 2013 with three teams contesting the title. In 2016, Western Australia and Queensland were invited to enter teams in to the competition. 

The Marie Little OAM Shield is a female only competition unless otherwise specified by Netball Australia.

Definitions of athlete eligibility for the Marie Little OAM Shield shall be:

Age Eligibility: All participants must be aged 16 years or older in the year the competition is held.

Eligibility: Players competing in the Marie Little OAM Shield must complete the Sport Inclusion Australia MLS eligibility form.

2022 Information and Application

Officials' Applications open now:

Head Coach
Assistant Coach
Team Manager

See Position Descriptions and Selection Policies below.

Closing Date:  9am on Monday 11th July 2022

2022 Netball WA Marie Little State Team

Player Applications open now!
See Player Selection Policy Below.

Applications closing at 9am on Monday 18th July 2022.

Copy of the application form can be obtained by emailing zara.hardwick@netballwa.com.au

Trials and training taking place at:  
Gold Netball Centre, 200 Selby Street, Jolimont, 6014


Wednesday 1st June	       Applications open – players and officials
Monday 11th July                    Applications close - officials
Monday 18th July	               Applications close - players
Sunday 24th July	               1.00-3.00pm	Trial 1 - skills
Sunday 31st July	               1.00-3.00pm	Trial 2 – match play
Sunday 14th August	       1.00-2.30pm	Training Session 1
Sunday 21st August	       1.00-2.30pm	Training Session 2
Sunday 28th August	       1.00-2.30pm	Training Session 3
Sunday 4th September         1.00-2.30pm	Training Session 4
Sunday 11th September	       1.00-2.30pm	Training Session 5
Sunday 18th September	       1.00-2.30pm	Training Session 6
Sunday 2nd October	       1.00-2.30pm	Training Session 7
Sunday 9th October		                           Match Play 
Sunday 16th October	       1.00-2.30pm	Training Session 8
Sunday 23rd October	       1.00-2.30pm	Training Session 9

Competition
26th-28th October 
Netball Central
2 Olympic Blvd, Sydney Olympic Park NSW

Position Descriptions

Selection Policies

Contact