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.
Team selections commence in July, following the one day No Limits competition at the annual Netball WA Association Championships.
Applications are now open for players who would like to trial for the 2019 Marie Little OAM Shield squad.
Player Nominations Deadline: Friday 12th July, 2019
Trials: Sunday 14th July, 2019 & Sunday 21st July, 2019
Athlete Contribution Payment Deadline: Friday 6th September, 2019
Competition Date: Friday 12th October – Monday 14th October, 2019
Click here for 2019 Athlete Player Application
Click here for 2019 Team Athlete Selection Policy
Click here for MLS Player Code of Conduct 2019
Click here for 2019 Marie Little OAM Training Travel Shield Schedule
Applications for officials, including the roles below, are now open until Friday 2nd July, 2019:
Code of Conduct:
History & Participation
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, with team selections to be held in June, following the No Limits Division at the Smarter Than Smoking Association Championships. There are several options to get involved with this exciting opportunity.
- 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.