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.

Are the National Primary Games going ahead in 2020?

No. Unfortunately we have had to cancel the Games in 2020 due to the spread of COVID-19 and the uncertainty it brings. We will always put the health and welfare of supporters of the NPG as our number one priority and as a result will not take the risk of hosting the event this year. However we look forward to welcoming you all back in 2021!

Who is eligible? 

Children must be aged 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 or 14 in 2020.

What sports are available in 2020?

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

When and where is the event held?

The NPG will be held on the 18th-19th July in 2020. Each sport being played will be held at various venues across Tamworth, NSW.

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 from 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 on Thursday 16th July

When do registrations close?

We welcome registrations up until the 7th July.