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To provide an Open ladies competition (minimum age 2003 – to align with Ruby Series), to strengthen and encourage players as an underpinning competition to further develop the player pool for Darling Downs Panthers.
•With the exclusion of QSNL 19 Years in 2019, it is the joint responsibility of Darling Downs Regional Netball and affiliated associations to ensure a competitive competition is available, particularly for the 16-19 years age group
•A strong focus on player retention, and the continuation of extended pathways leading into Darling Downs Panthers.
•Utilize the competition as preparation for Under 16 and 18 Darling Downs Panthers trials, match play preparation component.
•This age group does not attend State Age, and QPL Darling Downs is unsatisfactory in continuity for players and officials.
•Associations may use this competition for 17/19 Years QPL to aid in preparation leading into QPL Cluster Competition.
•To increase the level of interest in the 19 Years component of QPL.
•The ongoing development of a competition that is competitive, that better prepares our players physically and mentally when in competition outside our own Region.
•Associations can utilize this competition to provide regular, weekly competition to aid in State Age Preparation.
•With sporting calendars filling up quickly, with netball and other sporting commitments, some teams/associations may prefer to utilize this competition in lieu of attending Sunday carnivals as preparation.
•The ongoing development of a competition that is competitive, that better prepares our players physically and mentally when in competition outside our own Region, including State Age, QISSN and QLD Secondary Schoolgirls.