2020 State of Origin - Postponed Indefinitely

The 2020 State of Origin event has been postponed indefinitely due to the impact of COVID-19.

Both QTF and the NSWTA are committed to the continuation of the State of Origin in the future and we will be closely monitoring the current COVID-19 situation and working hard with the venue operators to find an appropriate date.


QTF and NSW are still working towards the State of Origin event to occur during 2020 and below are the minimum standards set by Queensland Touch Football (QTF) to compete at this event.

All players will be given an opportunity to be selected across all age divisions to ensure the best players are selected to play for Queensland regardless of the division they are playing in at the Queensland State Cup.

State of Origin player Expression of Interest registrations opened from Sept 1 – Sept 30, 2019. It is here that players nominated the preferred age division together with secondary age division preferences. Queensland will nominate one team only per division for SOO.

Players who wished to be considered for selection for the 2020 State of Origin, including incumbent state of origin and NRL Touch Premiership players, were required to compete at the 2019 Queensland State Cup event, as this event was mandatory for eligibility purposes.

Only under extenuating circumstances was a dispensation for selection be accepted by QTF for non-attendance at the 2019 QLD State Cup. In these instances, the 2020 National Touch League was attended as a secondary eligibility events for selection for SOO.

Dispensations must have been emailed to tristan@qldtouch.com.au before November 10, 2020 for consideration.

Player’s wishing to be considered in the Queensland 20s or Opens State of Origin team were to have competed in the Premier Men’s and Women’s Divisions at the 2019 Qld State Cup, where possible.

Participants who’s affiliates were unable to field a team in the Premier division, were able to request special dispensation from Queensland Touch Football to compete in another division. This  allowed the appropriate selection process to be undertaken by the Coaches and High-Performance Selection Panel.

Age DivisionsAge Restrictions
Men's Open16 years at the time of competition
Women's Open16 years at the time of competition
Mixed Open16 years at the time of competition
Men's 20'sBorn 2000 or after
Men's 30'sBorn 1990 or before
Men's 35'sBorn 1985 or before
Men's 40'sBorn 1980 or before
Men's 45'sBorn 1975 or before
Men’s 50's
Born 1970 or before
Men's 55'sBorn 1965 or before
Men's 60'sBorn 1960 or before
Women's 20'sBorn 2000 or after
Women's 27'sBorn 1993 or before
Women's 35'sBorn 1985 or before
Women's 40'sBorn 1980 or before
Women's 45'sBorn 1975 of before
Senior MixedBorn 1990 or before

The minimum age for a player at the State of Origin is 16 years at the time of competition.

Please be advised that all 17 divisions make up the STATE OF ORIGIN SERIES.

Applications are now closed.

For more information regarding appointment guidelines, role descriptions and player selection policies please click here: Documents and Policies

For all enquiries please contact Tristan: Tristan Mana, Performance & Pathways Manager E:tristan@qldtouch.com.au

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