What are the National Primary Games?

The National Primary Games (or NPG), is a unique sporting event developed by the Northern Inland Academy of Sport (NIAS), and held for children from schools, clubs, and associations between the ages of 8-14 years old. The event is fully endorsed by the Australian Olympic Committee, and sees the children competing in their chosen sport, catering for all different skill levels.

How can I register for 2022?

CLICK HERE to complete a registration form.

What COVID-19 protocols are in place on the weekend?

COVID-19 procedures will be reflective of the current NSW Health Guidelines at the time of the event. All team managers will be made aware of any protocols to follow as required.

Where is each sport located?

Maps will be provided of the local sporting areas for each sport.

Netball – Sports Dome

Rugby League – Minor League Park (Plain street fields)

Football – Gipps Street Fields

Gymnastics – Tamworth Gymnastics Club

Who is eligible? 

Children must be aged 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 or 14 in 2022.

*Ages may differ between sports.

What sports are available in 2022?

Rugby League, Football (Soccer), Netball,  and Gymnastics.

When and where is the event held?

The NPG will be held on the 16-17 July in 2022 (this is the last weekend of the NSW July school holidays). Each sport being played will be held at various venues across Tamworth, NSW.

How much does it cost to register as a player?

Team-based prices will occur in 2022, with early bird pricing applicable to those who complete and submit their registration form no later then the 31 May 2022.

To view the registration form and price lists for all sports, please CLICK HERE

Can I compete in more than ONE sport at the National Primary Games weekend?

No, each athlete can only compete in one chosen sport throughout the weekend.

Can my traveling team be able to play their first match later to allow time to travel on the Saturday morning?

Yes, those traveling over two hours to get to Tamworth are able to have their first match at a later time. Contact the NIAS team if you wish for a later match time on the Saturday.

When will final draws be available?

Final draws will be emailed to team managers by Thursday 14 July 2022.

When do registrations close?

We welcome registrations up until Friday 8 July 2022.