Welcome back to the 2016 school year. As always the SAPSASA program both district and state offers students many opportunities to be active this year. If your child is looking to represent our district in a week long carnival they will be currently playing their chosen sport (with the exception of girls cricket, girl’s soccer and softball). They will be in Year 6/7. Students participating in our Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics will be turning 10, so born in 2006. Cross Country at a district level is also open to students turning 8 and 9 but these students are ineligible to represent our district at a State level.
If your child is looking to try out for state selection there is only one way to be considered and that is to register via the SAPSASA website at www.decd.sa.gov.au/sport/pages/sapsasa, then select the sport from the drop down menu and follow the prompts. Selection for a district team and playing at a state carnival will not become a selection vehicle for a state team. State teams consist of players 12 years of age and under, year 6/7’s who will not be turning 13 in 2016. The application process must be completed by you the parent and not the school. Please check the website as dates for trials may not coincide with District or State events.
I look forward to seeing all eligible athletes enjoying their chosen sport in 2016.
David Murray – Barossa & Light District Covenor.