Trial Information

Independent District

9 - 12 Years

Whilst the representative school sport program does not cater for students turning 9 years of age in the calendar year, at Independent District we include those students in our Representative School Sport swimming, cross country and track & field carnivals.

For other trials students must be turning 10, 11 or 12 as at 31 December in the year of competition.

All nominations to attend trials must be submitted through school sport departments.

10 - 12 Years

Please note that details can change at short notice. Please confirm with the Sport Department of the School your Student is enrolled at.

 

 

13 - 19 Years

To be eligible for district trial competitions students ages are calculated as at 31 December in the year of competition.

Below is our calendar of Independent District Trial Dates for 13 – 19 year old students.  All nominations to attend trials must be submitted through school sport departments.

Please click on the following link to access District 13-19yr Trial information.

13 - 19 Years

Please note that details can change at short notice. Please confirm with the Sport Department of the School your Student is enrolled at.

 

COVID-19

Details regarding how COVID-19 affects sports will be posted here

District Trial Exemptions

We recognise that sometimes students enrolled at an affiliated school may not be able to participate in a district trial. As such, we have a policy whereby students enrolled at an affiliated school can apply for an exemption from participating in a district trial.

This policy does not guarantee that a student with an approved exemption will be selected in the district team. However all students with an approved exemption will be considered for selection in the respective district team based on various sporting criteria and their history in the sport.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through your school sports teacher. We must receive your application and all other required documentation no later than 48 hours prior to our district trial.

Mouthguards

The wearing of mouthguards are mandatory for the following sports:

  • Australian football
  • Hockey
  • Rugby league
  • Rugby union
  • Water polo

If you are attending a district trial in any of these sports, you must bring with you a completed mouthguard consent form.  We strongly recommend that you wear a custom-fitted mouthguard.

Please refer to the related links for further information regarding mouthguards.

Registering for a district event

District trials are not a ‘come and try’ participation event.  You should be sufficiently skilled in your chosen sport to trial.

Our district trial event registration process is:

Step 1

Register your interest to attend one of our district trial events with your school Head of Sport or Sports Administration.

Your school will let you know if you are being nominated to attend our district trial.

If you are selected to trial as part of your school team, you will receive a Nomination Form including a registration access code.

Take note of the nomination close date.  NO LATE NOMINATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED

Step 2

Download your district trial notice from our Trial Information Tab.

Step 3

Register  using the registration code you received in our trial information pack.

Please ensure all details are up to date.

Step 5

Come along to our district trial and bring with you:

  • Completed and signed mouthguard consent form (if required)
  • Items as listed on Trial notice

If you do not have all of the above documents when you attend our district trial, you will not be able to participate in our trial and you will need to return to school.