National Primary Games Entry
National Primary Games Commemorative cap

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

National Primary Games | 2020

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 with the support of the Australian Olympic Committee which includes the presence of Olympians 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 – 18th and 19th July, 2020.

With thanks to recent corporate support from Macquarie Sports Foundation the cost has been reduced to $25 per person (GST Inc.) for the NPG in 2020.

Please note accommodation packages are strictly for schools only and are set at $140 per person including all meals, with a sleeping bag, towel & pillow required. Please note Team Management will be charged for accommodation. Please refer to Accommodation for further details.

Accommodation Packages available are at an additional cost to NPG registration.

Registrations will close on the 9th of July, 2020.

Click Here to Download Registration Form


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 Technical Director Howard Stubbs.


GYMNASTICS – Girls and Boys $55 per gymnast

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

 “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


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 CRL 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 CRL and NRL. The convener will be Northern Inland NSW NRL Development Manager Luke Taylor.


TENNIS – Boys and Girls $55 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.

Opening Ceremony

The NPG Opening Ceremony will be held first thing on the Saturday morning at the Tamworth Sports Dome. This event doubles as the Games merchandise distribution and the managers meeting for all teams. The event will feature Australian Olympians and other special guests.

Entry is free for athletes and team management. Family and friends are welcome to attend.