The Marie Little Shield will take place from the 12-14 October 2019.

The Shield, named after disability netball pioneer Marie Little OAM, is now in its sixth 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.


A number of positions are now available. To apply or see job descriptions visit the links below –


2019 Dragonflies Coach Application Form

2019 Dragonflies Head Coach Job Description

2019 Dragonflies Assistant Coach Job Description


2019 Dragonflies Manager Application Form

2019 Dragonflies Team Manager Job Description



Expressions of Interest are now open for players wishing to participate in the 2019 Marie Little OAM Shield. To nominate a player please complete the form below:


2019 Player Expression of Interest Form


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:

  • Eligibility: Players competing in the Marie Little OAM Shield must complete the Sport Inclusion Australia MLS Eligibility Form
  • Age Eligibility: All participants must be aged 16 years or older in the year the competition is held.

For more details please contact Netball NT on (08) 8945 1733 or