The new Diamond League took centre stage in the meetings across the New Year period, with the new General Managers starting to form plans for the inaugural season in 2022.
General Managers will be meeting regularly and rolling out their plans for their zone teams.
Initial plans see three age groups being offered with seasons and pathways as follows:
Open Age Teams will play from 25 June through to 28 August with the Grand Final series taking place on the weekend of 3 & 4 September. The winning team will represent WA at the National Super League Championship in Adelaide from 2 to 8 October.
The Under 24 Teams (League Age 17 to 23 this season) will play from 7 May through to 12 June with the Grand Final taking place on the weekend of 18 & 19 June. Travel restrictions permitting, the winning team will travel to Texas to play in the Thorobred World Series from July 29 to August 2 plus an additional tournament in the week following.
The Under 19 Teams (League Age 17 & 18 this season) will play on the same dates as the Under 24 teams. The winning team will travel to the Asia Pacific region to play in the Palomino Asia Pacific tournament (dates TBA) – the winner of that tournament travelling to Texas on the same dates as the Under 24 team.
All travelling is self-funded and subject to travel restrictions. It’s important to note that playing in the weekly competition does not compel players to travelling. The competition squad and travelling squad can contain different players.
At this stage, we are still seeking an additional two General Managers to ensure that all players from all zones are able to participate. Zones without a General Manager will not be participating. General Managers are receiving a small honorarium payment so they are paid positions.
For further information and to nominate to be a General Manager please visit the webpage HERE.
Interested players can also obtain more information from their Zone General Manager (contact details on the webpage). For zones without a GM, please contact your club president for details.