Selection Policy

Carnival Selection Criteria (Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics)

Students must in all circumstances be in attendance and compete at a zone carnival in their school team in order to allow them to be considered for selection in the zone team to compete at the Sydney East Carnival unless:

  • They are competing at a higher level school sport PSSA/SSA (School Sport Australia) competition.

  1. In all cases a written request for  consideration for inclusion in the zone team form must be presented to the convenor.
  2. This request must be presented to the zone convenor at least two school days prior to the zone carnival.
  3. This request is to be verified/endorsed by the student’s principal or school sports organiser listing the student’s school performance and any relevant previous Zone/Sydney East PSSA performance in that sport. This will then be considered for selection by a panel made up of the zone executive and convenor.
  4. Inclusion in the zone team under these circumstances will not be at the expense of individuals who have competed at, and qualified for the zone team based on the qualification procedures determined by the Sydney East PSSA, and is also subject to approval from the relevant Sydney East PSSA Convenor.
  5. The zone convenor and the Western Suburbs Zone PSSA executive will make the final decision on any inclusion into a zone team.
  6. Submitting a consideration for inclusion does not guarantee inclusion in the zone team.
  7. The zone convenor is to organise all aspects of running the zone carnival e.g. venue, uniform, format.

 

Team Selection Criteria

The zone pathway is for students who are able to demonstrate they are gifted and talented athletes. Zone trials are not a come and try day. Each school may send to the trial only the maximum number of students specified by the zone convenor.

In exceptional circumstances dispensation may be given by the zone convenor in consultation with the executive to allow additional students to trial. Schools are not obliged to send the maximum number of students to trial. A nil return to the convenor is needed if sending no students to a trial.

If a student is not available for the Sydney East PSSA Trial and/or NSW State Carnival then the student is deemed ineligible to be chosen in the zone team.

All students trialling for a Western Suburbs PSSA zone team need to have the school’s permission to attend. The school principal or sports organiser must sign the student’s zone consent/permission form prior to the zone trial to allow attendance and participation in the zone trial. The signed permission note should be returned to the zone convenor prior to the trial. Students who do not have a zone consent form signed by the school principal or sports organiser and presented prior to the event will not be allowed to trial.

Students must in all circumstances be in attendance and compete at the zone trial in order for them to be considered for selection in the zone team to compete at the Sydney East PSSA Trial unless:

  • They are competing at a higher level school sport PSSA/SSA (School Sport Australia) competition.
  • They are participating in an approved school based activity.
  • Suffering injury.

 

  1. Students who are suffering injury must also attend the trial in order for their inclusion in a zone team to be considered. In this case an original Doctor’s certificate must be presented to the zone convenor, clearly stating the injury in the documentation. NB: Medical condition or illness is not deemed acceptable.
  2. In all cases a written request for consideration for inclusion in the zone team form must be presented to the convenor.
  3. This request must be presented to the zone convenor at least two school days prior to the zone trial.
  4. This request is to be verified/endorsed by the student’s principal or school sports organiser listing the student’s school performance and any relevant previous zone/Sydney East PSSA performance in that sport. This will then be considered for selection by a panel made up of the zone executive and convenor.
  5. Inclusion in the zone team under these circumstances will not be at the expense of individuals who have competed at, and qualified for the zone team based on the qualification procedures determined by the Sydney East PSSA, and is also subject to approval from the relevant Sydney East PSSA Convenor.
  6. The zone convenor and the Western Suburbs Zone PSSA executive will make the final decision on any consideration of inclusion into the zone team.
  7. Submitting a consideration for inclusion does not guarantee inclusion in the zone team.
  8. If a train on squad or second trial is called by the convenor, students included due to injury (with Doctor’s clearance) or representing at school based activity or higher level school sport activity must be available and fit to play.
  9. The zone convenor will choose the team based on performances and zone selection criteria from the first and second trial (if needed).
  10. The zone convenor is to organise all aspects of running the zone trial e.g. venue, uniform, format, train on squad or second trial.
  11. The selection panel of personnel choosing the zone team will be determined by the Western Suburbs Zone PSSA Convenor and/or executive if deemed necessary.
  12. The zone convenor is responsible for selecting the zone team and subsequently informing the zone executive and all member schools of chosen students to compete at Sydney East PSSA trials.
  13. The zone convenor, on behalf of the executive, will also inform the student and the student’s school the following information in writing if consideration of entry/inclusion is granted.
    • With regard to injury and after selection, a Doctor’s clearance must be obtained, stating that the subsequent injury is now healed and the student is fit to participate. It must be presented at least 2 school days prior to Sydney East PSSA trial for the student to join the Western Suburbs PSSA team.
    • The zone convenor via the school’s sports organiser must sight the Doctor’s clearance either in person, by fax or email attachment. If no Doctor’s clearance is given to the convenor, the student will be ineligible to join the Western Suburbs Zone PSSA sports team.