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Policies and procedures

​In its role as a departmental committee, the operations of the Northern Region School Sport Board are subject to the policies, practices and directives of Education Queensland, through the Queensland School Sport Council.

Project consent

Sport specific parent consent is required for publication of student's name, image and school when participating in the Queensland School Sport program via a project consent form (PDF, 143KB). The project consent form will be provided to selected students in their information package and must be completed by the parent/guardian.

Operating procedures

For information on our operating procedures, please see our ​Northern Region School Sport operating procedures (PDF, 259KB) document.

Mouthguard policy

The Department of Education guidelines state that mouthguards are mandatory for students wishing to participate in a representative school sport event for the sports listed below.
• Australian Football (AFL) • Rugby League • Rugby Union
• Hockey • Water Polo  
The Department of Education strongly recommends that students wear custom-fitted mouthguards. 
Parents / Carers are requested to refer to the Australian Dental Association website: in order to make an informed choice about the different types of available mouthguards.
If a student is unable to wear a mouthguard for medical reasons, then a signed medical clearance certificate is required prior to participating in the representative school sport event.


For information on photography for personal and family use at school sport events in Queensland, please see our photography statement (PDF, 81KB).

Training programs

Team officials are requested to submit their team training schedule (PDF, 71KB) to their school principal for approval. This will ensure legal protection in the case of accident or injury out of school hours or on weekends.

Student protection guidelines

Northern Officials should follow the Northern Region School Sport Student protection guidelines (PDF, 87KB) when they become aware or reasonably suspects the sexual
abuse or likely sexual abuse of a child under 18yrs old, or forms reasonable suspicion that a child is suffering or is at risk of suffering significant harm.