The Marie Little Shield will take place from the 5-7 October at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre – Sports Centre.

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.


Position Description Head Coach

Position Description Assistant Coach

Position Description Team Manager


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:

  • 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 Stacey Carkeek on (08) 8945 1733 or