Selection Policy

Carnivals

Amended in line with Sydney East PSSA and adopted for Sutherland Zone PSSA February 2015

Selection Policy – Swimming/Cross Country/Athletics

Students must compete at their School Carnival in order to allow them to be considered for selection in the school team at the Zone Carnival and at the Zone Carnival in order to allow them to be considered for selection in the Zone Team to complete at the Regional Carnival, unless they are:

  1. Competing at a higher level school sport

In this case, a request for consideration for inclusion (form) in the Zone Carnival / Zone Team must be presented to the Convener. This is to be verified/endorsed by the student’s Principal and school sportsperson listing the student’s School performance and any relevant previous Zone/Regional performance in that sport. This will then be considered for selection by a panel i.e. Executive and Convener. Inclusion in the Zone Carnival or Zone Team under these circumstances will not be at the expense of individuals who have competed at, and qualified for the Zone Carnival or Zone Team based on the qualification procedures determined by the Sutherland Zone / Sydney East PSSA. Inclusion in the Zone Team to compete at the Sydney East PSSA Carnival is also subject to approval from the relevant Sydney East PSSA Convener. Submitting a consideration for inclusion does not guarantee inclusion in the Zone Carnival or Zone Team.

A request for inclusion form (Zone Carnival) must be presented to Zone Convener at least two school days prior to the Zone Carnival.

SUTHERLAND ZONE PSSA Consideration of Entry Procedures:

  1. Zone Convener will inform a decision in writing on behalf of the executive to the pupil and/or the pupil’s school if consideration for inclusion is granted or denied.
  2. Member schools should contact relevant zone convener and discuss exceptional circumstances for zone inclusion. Zone Convener must seek ratification through the Zone executive.
  • Zone Convener and the Sutherland Zone PSSA Executive will make the final decision on any inclusion into Zone team.
  1. Sutherland Zone PSSA conveners to organize all aspects of running the zone carnival e.g. venue, uniform, format.

Teams

Students must compete at the Zone Trial in order to allow them to be considered for selection in the Zone team to complete at the Regional Trial.

All students trialing for a Sutherland Zone PSSA Team need to have the school’s permission to attend Sutherland Zone trials. The school Principal must sign the student’s ZONE consent/permission form prior to the Zone trial to allow participation in the Zone trial. The signed permission note should be returned to the Sutherland Zone Convener by the due date/or at least 2 school days prior to the trial. Students who do not have a Zone consent form signed by the school principal will not be allowed to trial.

Students must compete at the Zone Trial in order to allow them to be considered for selection in the Zone team to compete at the Regional Trial, unless they are:

  1. Competing at a higher level school sport competition.
  2. Suffering injury. In this case, the individual must attend the trials and a Doctor’s certificate must be presented. A request for consideration for inclusion in a train-on squad must be presented to the Convener prior to the Sutherland Zone Trials. This is to be verified/endorsed by the student’s Principal and school sportsperson listing the student’s School performance and any relevant previous Zone/Regional performance in that sport. This will then be considered for inclusion by a panel (i.e Executive and Convener). Individuals would be required to be fit to participate, verified by a Doctor’s certificate, in the subsequent Zone trials / training schedules as part of the train-on squad.
  3. Participating in an approved school based activity. In these cases a request for consideration for inclusion in a train-on squad must be presented to the Convener two school days prior to the Sutherland Zone Trials. This is to be verified/endorsed by the student’s Principal and school sportsperson listing the student’s School performance and any relevant previous Zone/Regional performance in that sport. This will then be considered for inclusion by a panel (i.e Executive and Convener).

Inclusion in the Zone team under these circumstances will not be at the expense of individuals who have competed at, and qualified for the Zone team based on the qualification procedures determined by the Sydney East PSSA, and is also subject to approval from the relevant Sydney East PSSA Convener. Submitting a consideration for inclusion does not guarantee inclusion in the Zone Team.

Sutherland ZONE PSSA Consideration for Inclusion Procedures:

  1. Zone Convener will inform a decision in writing on behalf of the executive to the pupil and/or the pupil’s school if consideration for inclusion is granted or denied.
  2. In cases of injury, a Doctor’s clearance must be obtained and presented at least 2 school days prior to the SEPSSA regional trial for the pupil to join the Sutherland Zone PSSA team. The Doctor’s clearance must be sighted by the Convener. If no Doctor’s clearance is obtained, the pupil would be ineligible to join the Sutherland Zone PSSA Team and take part in SE PSSA regional trial.
  • Member schools should contact relevant zone convener and discuss exceptional circumstances for zone inclusion. Zone Convener must seek ratification through the Zone Executive.
  1. Zone Convener and the Sutherland Zone PSSA executive will make the final decision on any inclusion into the Zone team.
  2. Sutherland Zone PSSA conveners to organize all aspects of running the zone trial e.g. venue, uniform, format. The selection panel of personnel choosing Zone team will be determined by the Sutherland PSSA Convener and/or executive if deemed necessary. The Zone Convener is responsible for naming the Zone Team and subsequently contacting Zone Executive of chosen students to compete at Regional trials.
  3. In sports where married trials occur and a child has gained zone selection but cannot complete the selection process of the married trial due to points a), b) or c) outlined above then subsequent selection will be made at the discretion of a representative from each zone.