The purpose of the Nissan 16U and 18U State Titles is to provide an opportunity for the best players, coaches and umpires from across Queensland (QLD) to compete against each other in a high quality competition. It also provides players with a shared platform to compete for selection in the QLD 17U and 19U Squads for the following year as well as creating the transition point from Association based netball (State Age, QPL) into a broader regional representative netball to drive the competitiveness and depth of talent in the Ruby and Sapphire Series competitions.
The 16U teams represent the 12 geographic regions in Queensland and in most cases align to a Ruby Series team. The exception being Claws and Thundercats who align to the USC Thunder Sapphire and Ruby teams.
- 16U Marlin Coast – Marlins
- 16U Magnetic North – Steelcats
- 16U Mackay Whitsunday – Sharks
- 16U Capricorn – Claws
- 16U Wide Bay – Thundercats
- 16U Sunshine Coast – USC Thunder
- 16U Brisbane North – Cougars
- 16U Brisbane West – Ipswich Jets Netball
- 16U Darling Downs – Panthers
- 16U Brisbane East – Carina Leagues Club Tigers
- 16U Brisbane South – QUT Wildcats
- 16U Golden South – Bond University Bull Sharks
18U Teams are aligned to each Sapphire Series Club
- Northern Rays
- USC Thunder
- Brisbane North Cougars
- QUT Wildcats
- Ipswich Jets Netball
- Bond University Bull Sharks
- Carina Leagues Club Tigers
DATE: The Nissan 16U & 18U State Titles will be held at the Queensland State Netball Centre on 29, 30 September, 1 October.
COSTS: To ensure cost is not a barrier to participation in this event, participation costs will be equalised across the State.
Concussion Management Program
Netball Queensland have partnered with the Headsmart Sports Concussion Program to help manage concussion and the return to play process for Netballers of all ages across Queensland. For a very small annual fee of $20, Netballers can undergo an online baseline assessment which will then provide valuable individualised feedback if they do suffer a head knock during the season. This information will assist medical practitioners to accurately assess the player’s concussion status and capacity to return to play safely. All of Netball Queensland’s elite programs, including the Lorna Jane Queensland Firebirds are using this program and we would encourage all players to do the same. For more information please review the information paper here. NQ and Headsmart Sports Concussion Program