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 register your interest for 2022, and to receive updates regarding the event.

What COVID-19 protocols are in place on the weekend?
  • All persons attending the NPG must check in on our QR Codes.
  • All spectators are to wear masks (unless under the age of 12 as guided by NSW Health) – noting NSW Police will be conducting compliance checks.
  • Maintain social distancing (1.5m).
  • Practice safe hygiene (there will be sanitizing stations at each venue).
  • COVID marshals will be at every venue and will be wearing fluorescent yellow vests.
  • Wipe down equipment (e.g match balls) after matches
Where is each sport located?

Have a look at the maps provided for each venue below:

Netball – Sports Dome

Rugby League – Minor League Park (Plain street fields) and Viaduct Park

Rugby Union

Football – Gipps Street Fields and Riverside Fields

Who is eligible? 

Children must be aged 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 or 14 in 2021.

What sports are available in 2022?

Rugby League, Rugby Union, Football (soccer), Netball, Gymnastics and Tennis

When and where is the event held?

The NPG will be held on the 16th-17th 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.

The gymnastics component of the NPG will be held on Saturday and Sunday 9th and 10th July.

How much does it cost to register as a player?

Team-based prices will occur in 2021, with early bird pricing applicable to those who complete and submit their registration form no later then the 31st May 2021.

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 14th July

When do registrations close?

We welcome registrations up until the 2nd July.

Is this a COVID-19 safe event?


This event will be run with adherence to current regulations and guidelines as administered through the state government and NSW Health.

We ask that if you have been to a COVID-19 hotspot within the last 14 days, then please do not attend. Similarly, if you are feeling unwell or have any COVID-19 symptoms, please do not attend. Our priority is to ensure the health and safety of all players, supporters and volunteers.