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Knockout competitions – primary

Schools intending to nominate for primary school knockout competitions must begin planning 4 to 6 weeks before the competition. Late nominations will not be accepted. Competitions will only go ahead if sufficient nominations are received.

School responsibilities

Each school has responsibility for their students who take part in knockout events. Please make sure that the department's policies and procedures are followed.


The fee for knockout competitions is $11 (inc GST) per team.

Draws and sport rules

The sports and competitions page will help you find the draws and rules for your sport. Draws will be available on the specific sport pages once nominations have closed.

Combine schools

To be eligible for a combine schools’ team, the combine school enrolments for years 4 to 7 must be under 150 students. The team is to compete in the small schools division.

A combine schools request form must be filled in and signed by all schools and submitted prior to nominations closing for that sport.

Term 1 and 4


  • Cricket: Boys large schools, boys small schools and girls
  • Softball: Boys and girls
  • Tennis: Boys and girls


Nominations have closed.

Finals dates

  • Softball:Tuesday 27 November
  • Tennis: Tuesday 27 November
  • Cricket: Wednesday 28 November

Term 2 and 3


  • Australian football: Boys large schools, boys small schools and girls
  • Football (soccer): Boys large schools, boys small schools, girls large schools and girls small schools
  • Hockey: Boys and girls
  • Netball: Girls large schools, girls small schools and boys


Nominations have closed.

Finals dates

  • Australian rules football: Wednesday 26 September
  • Football (soccer): Thursday 27 September
  • Hockey: Wednesday 26 September
  • Netball: Thursday 27 September

Nomination instructions

Each school must only complete the online nomination form once. Changes to nominations will only be accepted by sending an email to DECD.SAPSASA [at] sa.gov.au.

Once the form has been submitted you will receive confirmation within 2 working days via the email address you entered into the form. The confirmation email will show all the competitions entered as well as the total entry fee to be paid to School Sport SA.


School Sport SA

Phone: 8416 5900
Email: decd.sapsasa [at] sa.gov.au