Stephen Thomson

Comet Bay College


John Simmons

St Mark's AC


Thomas Moscarda

Churchlands SHS


Paul Beecham

WA College of Agriculture Cunderdin




proposed 2022 CHAMPIONSHIP information


23 – 30 July, 2022


Lavington, NSW


15 yrs or under on 31st December

IMPORTANT information

Please read all information prior to nominating for trials below

School Sport Australia has rescheduled all National Championships to the 2nd half of 2022, in the hope that students will be permitted to travel to these events.

Should students not be permitted to travel interstate, School Sport WA will once again plan to provide State Team Experiences, within state borders.

Following the selection of teams, details of the 2022 program will be provided at the Parent Information session.

SSWA and School Sport Australia (SSA) wishes to advise that the age group of the SSA Australian Football Boys and Girls Championships for the older age group will revert back to 15 Years & Under for the 2021 SSA Championships and onwards.

The decision has been made after consultation with the Australian Football League (AFL) and School Sport Australia’s member bodies.

The National Schoolboy Championships were inaugurated in Melbourne in 1923. Western Australia  entered for the first time in 1925.  Western Australia did not participate from 1998 to 2000. There have been two breaks in the competition continuity with an outbreak of infantile paralysis in 1937 and the Second World War the reasons.  The carnival has continued unbroken since 1947.

A full history of the Championships can be found on the School Sport Austalia website at 

WA teams’ results and history can be found on this page along with current selection policy.

Trial Cost

Please be advised that if selected:

The cost of a HOME CHAMPIONSHIP will be approximately $800 – $1500 depending on the accommodation option.

The cost of an AWAY CHAMPIONSHIP will be between $2000 – $2700 dependent on venue and time on tour.

Trial Day 1 – Tue 31st May 2022 – Ernest Johnson Oval

Trial Day 2 – Wed 1st June 2022 – Ernest Johnson Oval

Trial Day 3 – Fri 3rd June – Hands Oval, Bunbury

Round 2 Trial Game 1 – TBC – 3:30pm Ernest Johnson Oval

Round 2 Trial Game 2 – TBC – 3:30pm [Camp squad selected]

(Students will be allocated to trials and notified by email approximately 1 week prior to the trials)

Hands Oval Bunbury
Spencer Street, Bunbury

Ernest Johnson Oval
78 South Terrace, South Perth

Championships are open to all West Australian students, whether or not they are members of an affiliated club.

Students must meet the following criteria:
* Be a full time student at a secondary school
* Be 15 years or under as of the 31 December in the year of competition
* Advise your school that you will be attending the trials
* Complete the online nomination form.

SSWA is seeking nominations from students who would like to umpire (Field, Boundary or Goal) at the National Championship.

Please click HERE to nominate when details are available.


Nominations open early January in the year of the competition.

click the button/s below to nominate