Athletics

 

Online Applications

Applications for the 2018 program open on Monday 28th August 2017 and close on Friday 27th October 2017

Applications are open until Friday 22nd September for Coach Nominations,   Download form at our website.   

2018 Program

The 2018 NIAS Athletics Program is scheduled to commence in November 2017 through to March 2018.   It is planned that athletes will attend three regional training sessions during the program.   Sateliite or assisted correspondence training session will also be organised for those who do not have a club coach.    A squad tour is anticipated for February in either Sydney or on the Gold Coast, which coincide with a state or national grand prix or meet.  . Athletes aged 13 – 17yrs of age are eligible to apply. Click on the Apply button for more information and to submit your application.

Athletes:

Sarah Addis, Attunga 

Benjamin Chick, Tamworth

Mitchell Clarke, Gunnedah

Sarah Gill, Tamworth

Paige Levingston, Tamworth 

Bridie Martin, Tamworth 

Amelia Mazzei, Saumarez Pond

Tabitha Peterson, Armidale

Declan Rich, Armidale

Bethany Schulhin, Watsons Creek

Georgia simm, Tamworth

Mikielee Snow, Glen Innes 

Georgie Webster, Glen Innes

Sami Wilkie, Tamworth

Coaching team:

Coach - Adam Joliffe
Coach - Jay Stone
Assistant Coache -  Adrianne Rankin

 

 

Application Details

Who is Eligible

Male and female athletes turning 13 to 16 in 2017 (born in 2001, 02, 03, 04, and 05), reside in Northern Inland region.

Selection Process

The squad will consist of female and male athletes including para athletics.   Selection will be based on past performance.  

Program year

Scholarship offered is for the period, November 2017 to August 2018

Program Outcomes

The skill program is designed to provide athletes with increased skills and education to better prepare them for competition in Regional and NSW events.

Selection Criteria

To be eligible athletes will be required to submit details on athletic ability.

Althetes need to be registered with affliated athletics club to apply.

 

Appeals

Subjectivity is an unavoidable element in all selections. Athletes who feel the selection criteria has not been adhered to should be aware that NIAS has a formal 'Appeals' process available.

Program content

The 2018 NIAS Athletics Program is scheduled to commence in November 2017 through to March 2018.   It is planned that athletes will attend three regional training sessions during the program.   Sateliite or assisted correspondence training session will also be organised for those who do not have a club coach.    A squad tour is anticipated for February in either Sydney or on the Gold Coast, which coincide with a state or national grand prix or meet.  .

Regional training session dates are yet to be finalized. Please refer to the events on the webpage.

The skills program follows a structured approach concentrating on a range of individual skills and development. Fitness sessions focus on the importance of building core strength to improve posture, balance and technique.      All athletes will be required to attend the NIAS Induction/GROWTH Day on Sunday 11th February 2018, in Armidale.  

 

 

 

Athlete Benefits

  • Intensive training support by quality regional, guest and state level coaches.
  • Lifeskills GROWTH Day.
  • NIAS clothing pack.
  • 1 Ticket to annual awards night.
  • Travel Assistance to attend NIAS regional training sessions and camps.
  • Financial assistance if selected into state team.
  • Fully Paid Athlete Levy scholarships due to financial hardship available.

Athlete Commitments

  • Attend all program activities.
  • Athletics is no 1 priority sport while on scholarship.
  • Be committed to a holistic approach to their development, both at the track and field and off..
  • Comply with the training requirements and respond in a positive manner to any suggestion or criticism.
  • Maintain an appropriate performance standard to continue to receive a scholarship.
  • Behave and dress in a professional and dignified manner when representing the NIAS and its sponsors.
  • Wear Academy apparel when representing the Academy at events.
  • Make yourself available (within reason) to sponsors and the media for promotional purposes.
  • Adhere to NIAS anti-Doping policy.
  • Maintain communication with NIAS and coaching staff as required.

Cost

Athlete levy:  $185 GST inclusive.  This levy covers training camps, coaching support, GROWTH day, fitness testing, Awards Night ticket)
Sports Trip:  $185 GST inclusive
Academy Games 
$250.00 GST inclusive (To be confirmed)
Athletic Clothing Pack:  TBA  (payable SportsPower Armidale, includes NIAS polo, cap, training shirt, training shorts, tracksuit pants, hoodie and ankle socks).  Additional NIAS merchandise can be purchased from SportsPower Armidale.

 

Applications

Open Date: 28 August 2017
Close Date: 25 November 2017

For further information please contact the NIAS office on 67 662526 or email nias@nias.org.au

Applications currently closed