Representative Netball


At Phoenix we are fortunate to be able to participate in two different associations:

  • Downey Park Netball Association (DPNA) (winter season)
  • Queensland Catholic Netball Association (QCNA) (summer season - night netball)

both associations operate from Downey Park Netball and towards the end of the calendar year operate a Player Development Program (PDP) and commence their representative selection process.

Please have a look at the summary of 2021 Development programs and Representative pathways we've compiled.

Representative Age

  • There are a number of different age groups for Representative Netball 
  • Both DPNA and QCNA rep teams will develop every player
  • Players can only play for one association, but can trial for both
  • Fees and uniform costs will be approximately the same for both

11 years (born 2010)

  • offered by QCNA, the 11 years representative teams play in a number of club carnivals as a representative team. Contact QCNA for more information.

12-15 years (born 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)

  • Trials occur in Feb, please see specific association information below
  • An A, B and development team will be chosen in each age group with a maximum of 30 players selected

  • Teams A, B & Development will attend a number of carnivals throughout the rep season in the lead up to states.
  • Only teams A & B will attend states
  • Rep Training typically occurs on a Sunday afternoon at Downey Park, however may differ depending on other requirements.
  • States are held over 4 days in across the middle weekend of the June/July holidays

16 years-Open (born 2005 or earlier for 2021 season)

QPL - Queensland Premier League

  • An A & B team is selected in each age group U17, U19 & Opens depending on numbers
  • These teams typically train and play at the Queensland State Netball Centre - Nissan Arena at Nathan
  • Season runs from May to September
  • Trials typically occur in February

Sapphire Series

  • In addition to the Representative opportunities offered by our associations. Members over the age of 16 can also trial for Brisbane North Cougars
  • Trials for the Sapphire & Ruby teams typically occur early December in preparation for the following season

Emerging Talent Program (Netball Queensland)
  • Players can participate in the one day program. Members turning 15 or 16 can participate. For more information visit the Netball Queensland website

Age summary

Year born20102009 2008200720062005
Age Group 11 years12 years13 years14 years15 yearsU17U19Opens

Downey Park (DPNA) Representative Selection 2020

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Key Dates:

  • Trials occur in February/March

or DPNAs Facebook Page



The DPNA Representative Selection Program (RSP) provides players with the opportunity to represent DPNA at a level suitable to their ability, to provide opportunities for players to progress through Brisbane North Netball Region and Netball Queensland’s development pathways and to enhance player enjoyment of the game.

The Queensland Premier League (QPL) exists to provide a multi-division state wide competition to determine the best Association teams in Queensland. QPL caters for netballers over the age of 16* and includes Opens, 19U and 17U Divisions (previously 18U & 16U) and culminates in a QPL State Finals weekend where the winning teams from each division around Queensland compete to be crowned State Champions. DPNA plays in Zone 6 - South East Queensland Cup with games played on Thursday nights (Opens) or Friday nights (17s & 19s) at the State Netball Centre, Nathan.

Any questions or enquiries please email

QCNA Representative selection

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Key Dates:
  • Trials occur February/March

QCNA Pre-Representative Teams | 11 years
QCNA offer a precursor to playing representative netball to players turning 11. The season incorporates three club carnivals with commitments ending in June

QCNA Player Development & Representative Program | 12-15 years
Players participating in the development program will have the opportunity to develop their skills and prepare for trials.
At least 2 teams will be selected for each age group and where possible a Development Team will also to be selected.

QCNA Queensland Premier League | 17U, 19U, Opens
QC Netball has a strong presence in the QPL competition and selects teams in 17U, 19U & Opens.

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