The 2020 State of Origin will be held in NSW on 18-20 June 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 will be open from Sept 1 – Sept 30, 2019. It is here that players will be able to nominate the preferred age division together with secondary age division preferences. Queensland will nominate one team only per division for SOO.
Players who wish to be considered for selection for the 2020 State of Origin, including incumbent state of origin and NRL Touch Premiership players, shall be required to compete at the 2019 Queensland State Cup event, as this event is mandatory for eligibility purposes.
Only under extenuating circumstances will a dispensation for selection be accepted by QTF for non-attendance at the 2019 QLD State Cup. In this instance, 2020 National Touch League must be attended as a secondary eligibility events for selection for SOO.
Dispensations can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org before November 10, 2020 for consideration.
Player’s wishing to be considered in the Queensland 20s or Opens State of Origin team should be competing in the Premier Men’s and Women’s Divisions at the 2019 Qld State Cup, where possible.
Where your affiliate is unable to field a team in the Premier division, players may request special dispensation from Queensland Touch Football to compete in another division. This will allow the appropriate selection process to be undertaken by the Coaches and High-Performance Selection Panel as per your completed Expression of Interest registration.
|Age Divisions||Age Restrictions|
|Men's Open||16 years at the time of competition
|Women's Open||16 years at the time of competition
|Mixed Open||16 years at the time of competition|
|Men's 20's||Born 2000 or after|
|Men's 30's||Born 1990 or before|
|Men's 35's||Born 1985 or before|
|Men's 40's||Born 1980 or before|
|Men's 45's||Born 1975 or before|
|Men’s 50's ||Born 1970 or before|
|Men's 55's||Born 1965 or before|
|Women's 20's||Born 2000 or after|
|Women's 27's||Born 1993 or before|
|Women's 35's||Born 1985 or before|
|Women's 40's||Born 1980 or before|
|Senior Mixed||Born 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 15 divisions make up the STATE OF ORIGIN SERIES.
Subject to availability, QTF and NSWTA may include invitational divisions for the 2020 event. More information will follow.
Please note the 2019 QLD State Cup will also be a selection event for the NRL Touch Premiership. Information regarding the 2020 NRL Touch Premiership will be available as it comes to hand.
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:email@example.com