PURPOSE

The purpose of the Nissan 16U 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 Squad 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 QSNL competitions.

COACH APPOINTMENTS

Netball Queensland and the respective QSNL License holders are pleased to announce the following coach, assistant coach and manager appointments.

Team Head Coach Assistant Coach Manager
16U Marlin Coast Marlins Jennie Kumar Vacant Emily Hare
16U Magnetic North Steelcats Nicole Fall Vacant Vacant
16U Mackay Whitsunday Sharks Amy Hayward Jessica Wendt Marnie Walsh
16U Capricorn Claws Renee Williams Annmarie Noovao TBC
16U Wide Bay Thundercats Kelli Cory Soraya Dredge Vacant
16U Suncoast Lynx Natalie Jarrott Lyn Pugh Kim Cameron
16U Brisbane North Cougars Darren Connolly Joeanne Hope Vacant
16U Brisbane West Lions Jodi Thomas Mikaela Ingram Vacant
16U Darling Downs Panthers Kim Boland Caitlyn Fry Denise Black
16U Brisbane East Tigers Meegan Snell Simone Waddell Vacant
16U Brisbane South Wildcats Rechell Russell Simone McNamara Vacant
16U Golden South Jag Nadja Kundrus-Little Darlena Karena Vacant


TEAM SELECTION

Netball Queensland will appoint a panel six (n6) Pathway Selectors, at least one of whom will attend each of the Emerging Talent Clinics around Queensland. Working in collaboration with local talent scouts and coaches the selector will silently identify players during the Phase 1 ETP clinics. No selections or announcement are made from the phase 1 clinics. The talent scouting network will then continue to monitor players during the season across multiple competitions including Queensland State Netball League, Queensland Premier League, Secondary Schoolgirls State Championships, QISSSN and State Age 15U Age group.  At the completion of the Phase 2 Emerging Talent Clinics and also utilising scouting information gathered across the year and from previous years. Each Regional selection panel, led by a Netball Queensland Pathway Selector will select a squad of 12 players and four (4) Training Partners to participate in the Nissan 16U State Titles.

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

TEAMS

Each 16U team be aligned to their respective QSNL License holder on the basis that the next step in the pathway for these young players is via their local QSNL team. At the completion of Phase 2 – Aug 5, the following 16U Teams will begin preparation for the Nissan State Titles in 6 to 7 weeks.

  • 16U Marlin Coast Marlins
  • 16U Magnetic North Steelcats
  • 16U Mackay Whitsunday Sharks
  • 16U Capricorn Claws
  • 16U Wide Bay Thundercats
  • 16U Sunshine Coast Lynx
  • 16U Brisbane North Cougars
  • 16U Brisbane West Lions
  • 16U Darling Downs Panthers
  • 16U Brisbane East Tigers
  • 16U Brisbane South Wildcats
  • 16U Golden South Jag

DATE: The  Nissan 16U State Titles will be conducted by NQ as part of our events calendar. In 2018 the event will be conducted in Toowoomba from Oct 4 to 6.

COSTS: To ensure cost is not a barrier to participation in this event, participation costs will be equalized across the State.

COMMUNICATIONS

May 7 Update sent to all QSNL License Holders and NQ Associations 16U and 18U Competition