Marie Little Shield

Marie Little Shield

ACT State Teams - Marie Little Shield: Women aged 16 and older with an intellectual disability

Vision: Athletes will be supported on and off the court to strive toward individual skill development and building team cohesion at the Marie Little Shield National Tournament and beyond.

Enjoy the Challenge

Every year Netball ACT selects a team to represent the state at the Marie Little Shield National Tournament. Specialised coaches and support staff are also selected to support on and off the court and maximise the experience of each athlete.

A focus of the Marie Little Shield program is to provide women with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to represent their state at a national tournament. The program promotes skill development on court, personal growth off court and teamwork in match play. Above all, athletes are encouraged to enjoy the challenge.

We organise fundraisers throughout the year to support our team and their caregivers in attending nationals. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please click the button below. Your support and dedication to the team are greatly appreciated.
Donate Here

2024 EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (Close Wednesday 29th May)

Expression of Interest from coaches who have: 
- Intermediate Coaching Accreditation or higher – preferred or willingness to obtain.
- Demonstrated success in coaching.
- Commitment to ongoing personal growth and reflection.
- Passion for individual and holistic athlete growth.
- Experience working with Athletes with an intellectual or physical disability.

The team manager will take on a number of different roles including:
- Support the coach and liaise with matters relating to the team.
- Communicate plans to athletes, coaches and staff.
- Oversee bench and policy requirements and liaise with Championship Management.
- Assess and manage risks.
- Be a calm and objective listener.
- Guardian of the code of conduct.


Nomination Form

If you would like to attend the Come and Try/ Trial sessions, please fill out the nomination by clicking on the button below. Alternatively, you can fill out a paper nomination on the day!
Nomination Form