Marie Little Shield

Introduced in 2013, the Marie Little Shield competition was named after Marie Little OAM, a netballer who dedicated her life to those with an intellectual disability.

The Marie Little Shield provides the chance for female athletes with an intellectual disability to compete at the national level each year in three days of competition. 

In an event first, Netball Australia’s Marie Little Shield will feature teams from every state and territory to compete in the national all-abilities competition this September.

The milestone will be marked by the inclusion of an inaugural Tasmanian team in 2024. The eight domestic teams will vie for the 2024 title at Brisbane’s Nissan Arena from Friday 6 September until Sunday 8 September.