State Events 2013 Structure
After a thorough consultative process involving two separate surveys of Associations across the state, Netball Queensland has determined that there is not overwhelming support to make significant changes to the structure of State Events. As a result, the State Events structure with the three current events will remain in place with minor alterations to each event to be made in order to bring them closer into line with the feedback received during the consultative process.
This will mean that the 2013 State Events schedule will be as follows:
The main changes to the above schedule are that the State Age Championship will revert to its original dates on the Labour Day long weekend in May. In addition to taking on board the feedback of members regarding this issue, this change has been made to ensure that the biggest State Event in Queensland will be held on the most prominent and suitable dates in the Netball calendar which will be the one remaining three day long weekend in the second quarter of the year (the Queen’s Birthday long weekend will going be moved to October in Queensland from 2013).
The Challenge Carnival will move to the first weekend of the June school holidays in the absence of the June Queen’s Birthday long weekend and the Country Carnival will now be known as the Sunshine Carnival to better reflect the fact that it is an event that in inclusive of all Associations in Queensland. Other rule amendments where necessary will be considered in line with reviews of our events that are conducted each year, and any such changes to rules would be communicated to Associations, however the overall structure of these events has been confirmed as remaining in line with the existing structure.
Netball Queensland would like to thank all members who took part in the consultative survey process as the feedback provide has significantly helped with the considerations that needed to be made with regards to the State Events structure going forward into the future.