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National Primary Games Entry
National Primary Games Commemorative drink bottle

NB: $10 per person fee for team management to cover National Primary Games Merchandise.

National Primary Games | 2022

The National Primary Games (NPG) is a unique Sports Carnival for girls and boys aged 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14, representing their school, sports club or sports association in teams of all levels. They will compete in a feel good atmosphere against clubs and schools from all regions including the presence of high level guest athletes over the weekend. Competitions will be coordinated by Sporting bodies (local, state and in some cases national) and is set to be held over the last weekend of the NSW July school holidays – 16th and 17th July, 2022

The Gymnastics component of this event will be held on the 9th and 10th July (TBC).

The costs to play at the 2022  NPG will be a teams based cost. Please contact us for more information.

Please note teams must source their own accommodation packages in 2022. Please see  Accommodation for additional information.

See you in July 2022!

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FOOTBALL- Boys and Girls

The Football will be competed under the FFA guidelines as an 11 a-side event for the U12/U13 and U14, 9 a-side for U10 and U11 and 7 a-side for U8 and U9. Games will be played at the Gipps St playing fields and Riverside playing fields, the home of football in Tamworth. It is expected that each team will play a minimum of four 24-minute games on the Saturday and play a final series on the Sunday at their level. The Football is sanctioned by NNSW Football and will be run with thanks to the support of Northern Inland Football and the staff of the NIAS Football Program. A canteen will be in operation throughout the weekend. The convener will be NIF Competitions Administrator Toby McVey.

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GYMNASTICS – Girls and Boys

The girls and boys will compete across all apparatus on the Saturday only (depending on numbers the event may run over two days). The Gymnastics will be hosted by the Tamworth Gymnastics Club and will be convened by the McGinnity family (Coordinator Jodie McGinnity) who each have a wealth of experience in organising championships and coaching at the highest level. Please contact the office for more information, or email Jodie directly at jodie.mcginnity.1981@gmail.com

Please note: The Gymnastics component of the NPG will be held on Saturday July 9th – July 10th 2022.

 “The NPG was a great opportunity – fun, game play, inspirational speakers and enjoyable entertainment. It had an Olympic feel with the ‘Olympic Village’ dorms, competitive yet friendly games, and students coming together in the spirit of the games.”

Jacqui Longworth
PDHPE / Sports Teacher. U12 Netball Coach, SCECGS Redlands

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NETBALL- Boys and Girls

The Netball will be competed under the NSW guidelines as a 7 a-side full court event played at the Tamworth Netball Courts. It is expected that each team will play a minimum of four 24-minute games on the Saturday and play a final series on the Sunday at their level. Each team is expected to provide an umpire to assist with officiating over the weekend. The Netball will be supported by NSW Netball and the staff of the NIAS Netball Program. The convener will be a representative from Tamworth Netball supported by Sophie Sincock, Head Coach Netball at NIAS.

RUGBY LEAGUE- Boys and Girls

The League will be competed under the NSWRL Pathways guidelines with the U8/U9/U10 playing rules as per U10 playing requirements and the U11/U12/U13 and U14 years playing as per age playing requirements. The Rugby League will be played at the Plain St Playing Fields. It is expected that each team will play a minimum of four 24-minute games on the Saturday and play a final series on the Sunday at their level. The League is supported by NSWRL and NRL. The convener will be Northern Inland NSW NRL Development Manager Luke Taylor.

RUGBY UNION – Boys and Girls

The Rugby Union will be competed under the NSW Rugby guidelines with age groups in U8, U10, U12 and U14 playing under the NSW Rugby rules as per their age playing requirements. The Rugby Union will be played at the Riverside Playing Fields. It is expected that each team will play a minimum of four 24-minute games on the Saturday (90 minutes of Rugby) and play a final series on the Sunday at their level. The League is supported by NSW Rugby and Central North Junior Rugby. The convener will be NSW Rugby Regional Manager Garry Walsh.

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TENNIS – Boys and Girls $45 per participant

The Tennis will compete at the North West Tennis Centre (Treloar St Courts). The competition will be separated for boys and girls with teams of four needing to be nominated. Each team will compete in four doubles matches on the Saturday and then each team will play in a final series at their level on the Sunday. The tennis is being convened by NIAS Coach and North West Tennis Centre Manager Jarrod Campbell. Tennis will compete in doubles and singles throughout the weekend. All teams will need to be available on Saturday for the 8:00am Managers Meeting. The girl’s competition begins at 8:30am and the boys at 9:00am.

Managers Meeting

Prior to the commencement of games on Saturday morning, manager meetings will be held for each sport within the facility it is being played. More information will be available closer to the day.