Selection Policy



All students trialling for a Sydney Coastal Zone PSSA Team need to have the school’s permission to attend Sydney Coastal Zone trials. The school Sport Coordinator must sign the student’s ZONE consent/permission  form  prior to the Zone trial to allow participation in the Zone trial. The signed permission note should be returned to the Sydney Coastal Zone Convener by the due date/prior to the trial. Students who do not have a Zone consent form signed by the school Sport Coordinator will not be allowed to trial.


Students must compete at the Zone Trials/Carnival in order to allow them to be considered for selection in the Zone team to complete at the Sydney East Carnival, unless they are:

1. Competing at a higher level school competition.

2. Suffering injury or illness. In this case, a Doctor’s certificate must be presented.


In these cases, a request for consideration for inclusion in the Zone team must be presented to the Convener. This is to be verified/endorsed by the students’ Principal and school sports coordinator listing the student’s School performance and any relevant previous Zone/SE Association performance in that sport. This will then be considered for selection by a panel i.e. Executive and Convener. 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 Convener. Submitting a consideration for inclusion does not guarantee inclusion in the Zone Team.

3. Member schools should contact relevant zone convener and discuss exceptional circumstances for zone inclusion. Zone Convener will then seek ratification through executive where necessary.

4. Zone Convener and the Sydney Coastal Zone PSSA executive will make the final decision on any inclusion into Zone trials or Zone team.

5.Sydney Coastal Zone PSSA conveners to organise all aspects of running the zone trial e.g venue, uniform, format. The selection panel of personnel will be determined by the Sydney Coastal PSSA Convener and/or executive if deemed necessary.