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QUEENSLAND PLAYER ELIGIBILITY AND TALENT IDENTIFICATION

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 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 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 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
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
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 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.

To complete your application please complete the Expression of Interest form.

Applications close Monday 30 September, 2019

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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