Representative Trials

Sporting Pathways Explained

Redlands College is a part of the Bayside District Sports association, which is a member of Metropolitan East School Sport. The Bayside District runs sporting trials for students enrolled in its member schools in order to select a ‘Bayside District Team’ which then goes on to compete in Regional (Metropolitan East) competitions. At the Metropolitan East competitions, selectors choose the best students from all of the participating district teams in order to form a ‘Met East Team’ which then goes on to compete against other regional teams in a state level competition. Some sports provide students with the opportunity to participate in national competitions as a result of their involvement in state competitions. Major Carnivals and a number of team sports follow this sporting pathway.

Some smaller sports do not have district trials and therefore the pathway commences at the regional level trial.

The purpose of trials

To identify and support exceptional athletes in their chosen sport(s).

Skill level required at District Trials

As district trials exist to select one team made up from the best quality athletes from all member schools within our district, participating students should have a representative playing history, and a current club membership in their chosen sport.  

Restrictions for Member Schools within the Bayside District

The Bayside District has seen the need to emphasise the importance of schools screening the athletes they send to trials, to avoid inundating trial convenors with students that do not perform at a level required in order to be selected for a district team. Redlands College will generally be restricted to sending a maximum of 4 students to any given trial.

Screening of Athletes

Expressions of interest (EOIs) to represent Redlands College at a District trial must be submitted/uploaded, according to the instructions found on this Portal. EOIs will be compared based on coach’s observations during sporting competitions, PE classes and details provided in your application. Unsuccessful students are encouraged to keep applying for sports that they are interested in, and to join interschool sports teams. We encourage students to enjoy physical activity and have fun playing sport and develop their skills through engaging with the many positive sporting experiences offered to all students at the College.

The importance of uploading your expression of interest prior to the due date

The district’s trial calendar can be found on the sport portal. As per the instructions, students’ expressions of interest must be uploaded 14 days prior to the trial date. Applications will be reviewed between day 14 and day 10 before the trial. A Principal’s Consent Form (PCF) will be sent to the convenor on behalf of successful applicants prior to 7 days before the trial.  Students will be notified as to their success in being selected to represent Redlands College in the Bayside District Trial approximately a week before the trial. 

Instructions for uploading your expression of interest to be involved a trial

1. Look at the Bayside District Trial Calendar

2. Decide which trials you would like to apply for

3. Download the generic required Sports Trial Paperwork 

4. Fill this paperwork in 

5. Scan it to yourself

6. Save your file as "Full Name. Age. Trial"

7. Upload it into the appropriate folder within the Redlands College Learning Gateway:

  • a. That is, Sport - the sport you are interested in
  • FAQS

    What if the trial I am interested in requires an ‘Individual Player Details Form?’

    Some trials require more details. Should you upload your paperwork as an EOI in a trial, and you are considered to be competitive by our staff, you will be contacted with the appropriate form as asked to fill this in so that we can submit it to the convenor on your behalf.  

    What happens if I make a Bayside Team? 

    If you make a bayside team you will receive a letter and paperwork from the convenor of your trial. You must read all relevant paperwork, complete it and send it back to the convenor of your trial. Redlands College will be notified of your success and we will record your points in our databased 

    What happens if I make a Met East Team?

    If you make a Met East Team, you will receive a letter and paperwork from Met East. You will need to follow instructions in the paperwork you are provided. You will also need to send a of the Principal Consent Form (PCF) found within your paperwork to in order to indicate that you wish to compete in the state competition. Redlands College will organise your PCF.