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Event Information

There are no regional trials for AFL. You are selected at the school level to progress to the diocesan trials. See your school sport coordinator for eligibility to nominate for this sport.


Date                                                                                          Backup Date
Thursday 9th March 2023                                                            Monday 13th March 2023

Entries close 24th February 2023. Any students who does not register on time will NOT be eligible to trial

9.30am – 12.30pm                          

Tulkaba Oval, York St Teralba

Criteria to Nominate

These trials are for Years 5 & 6 experienced, highly talented players currently involved with AFL.


For the All Girls Selection Team students can nominate via the NSWPSSA registration portal - There is information about this trial and a link for this on the csnsw.sport page. Girls can trial at the Diocesan AFL trials for Polding however they are then ineligible for the All Girls Selection Team. 

Registration Process for Diocesan Level

Online on the csnsw.sport website. Instructions on how to register can be provided by your school sport coordinator.

Please ensure you complete all fields especially playing position and experience.

Once registered the website will generate an email to your school principal/sport coordinator for them to approve. Your registration must be approved by your school principal before you can attend the trials. Please follow up if this is not done. If you do not meet the criteria/standard for this trial, the sport coordinator/principal will not approve your registration. To view team pack information, log into your account and go to your child’s current registrations. Click on “view registration” to see the diocesan details.


 $10 per student to be paid to your school admin 1 week prior to the diocesan trial.

Please contact your school sport coordinator for any questions & further information.

The students selected to represent the Diocese at Polding are:

Caleb Isaac


Xavier Hicks


Jacob Flynn


Declan Trickey


Cayden Norris

East Maitland

Myles Porter


Darcy Robey


Oscar Keen


Max Leach


Callum Van Huisstede


Isaac Dean

Kotara South

For further information please refer to the Australian Football page on the Catholic Schools NSW Sport website

Congratulations to the following students who have gained selection into the Polding teams for 2023 - 

Cayden Norris St Joseph's, East Maitland
Xavier Hicks St Catherine's, Singleton
Isaac Dean St James', Kotara South
Myles Porter St John Baptist, Maitland
Callum van Huisstede St Joseph's, Merewether
Declan Trickey St Catherine's, Singleton
Caleb Isaac St Benedict's, Edgeworth
Jacob Flynn St Joseph's, Merewether



Congratulations to the following girls who were successful in gaining a position in the NSW All Schools team to compete at School Sport Australia, Australian Football Girls 12 Years and Under Championship:

Quin Neyland St Catherine's Singleton
Leura Russell St Patrick's Lochinvar
Audrey O'Brien  Holy Spirit Kurri Kurri 


Please click here  for our code of conduct for parents, carers and other spectators attending school sporting events.