The national netball championships for women with an intellectual disability, the Marie Little OAM Shield, will head to Perth for the first time in 2017 with the support of Netball Australia’s national community inclusion partner, Australia Post.


The Marie Little Shield will take place from the 1-3 September at the State Netball Centre, Perth.


The Shield, named after disability netball pioneer Marie Little OAM, is now in its fifth year and provides women with an intellectual disability the chance to compete and represent their state at a national level.


Marie Little OAM was the founder of Sport Inclusion Australia (formerly known as AUSRAPID) in 1986 and dedicated her working life to improve the lives of people with an intellectual disability, using the medium of sport. Renaming the event in her name was an honour of her work within the netball community.


CLICK HERE for the 2017 Marie Little OAM Shield Player EOI form


CLICK HERE for the 2017 Marie Little OAM Shield Coach Application form


CLICK HERE for the 2017 Marie Little OAM Shield Manager Application form



Player Eligibility

  • The Marie Little OAM Shield is a female only competition unless otherwise specified by Netball Australia.
  • Definitions of athlete eligibility for the Marie Little OAM Shield shall be:
    • Age Eligibility: All participants must be aged 16 years or older in the year the competition is held.
    • Eligibility: Players competing in the Marie Little OAM Shield must complete the Sport Inclusion Australia MLS eligibility form.

For more details please contact Haylee Gillies on (08) 8945 1733 or