Online Applications

Applications for the 2019 program open on Monday 27th August 2018 and close on Friday 26th October 2018

Applications are open until Monday 3rd September for Coach Nominations,   Download form at our website.   

Inland Technology Tennis Program


The 2018 NIAS Tennis program will run as invitation only with the North West Tennis Committee selecting the squad.    Athletes selected will receive an invitation from NIAS.  Congratulations to the following athletes who have been selected.

Zach Adams, Tamworth
Lauren Appleby, Moree
Kaecia Beattie, Tamworth
Matilda Berry, Tamworth
Anna Bishop, Gunnedah
Danielle Bishop, Tamworth
Lacey Bourke, Narrabri
Ben Butler, Inverell
Lucy Gainsford, Gunnedah
Connor Guest, Tamworth
Isabelle Moore, Gunnedah
Taya Powell, Tamworth
Aaron Osmond, Gunnedah
Vitorio Sardinha, Gunnedah
Seamus Shepherd, Tamworth
Darcy Walker, Tamworth
Cooper Wilkinson, Gunnedah
Mia Wilkinson, Gunnedah.

Program Staff

The 2018 program will be coached by

Jarrod Campbell (Tamworth)
Craig Louis (Gunnedah)
Dale Martin (Gunnedah)
Justin Sherriff (Armidale)
Daniel Nash (Assistant) (Tamworth)

Two female chaperones for tours to be appointed.

Application Details

Who is Eligible

Male and female athletes should be aged 12 - 16 years in 2019, reside in Northern Inland region and be a member of an affiliated club or association or be prepared to join.  By invitation only. 

Program year

Scholarship offered is for the period April 2018 to November 2018.





All North West AMT/JT events



Country Championships



3 AMT/JT tournaments - TBA
(once NSW Tennis Calender availble)

Bus travel. Tournaments T.B.A


Sydney National Academy Training Weekend - Homebus

Bus travel. Dates T.B.A


Training days

Two days 


N.I.A.S commitments

Induction day, growth day, awards night etc


Program Outcomes

The skill program is designed to provide athletes with increased skills and education to better prepare them for selection into Regional and NSW squads

Program content

Athletes are invited into the NIAS Tennis program based on last years performance, attitude and commitment to tennis.

  1. All athletes to commit to Sydney National Academy Training Weekend - Homebus 
  2. Must commit to Northwest teams event if selected.
  3. Must commit to attending all regional training days.
  4. Must commit to all compulsory tournaments.  Please note these tours are for athletes only, transport, accommodation and food will be provided.  The NIAS squad will be accompanied by the NIAS coaches and two female chaperones (selected by NIAS).
  5. Must commit to Induction day and Awards night unless away playing tennis.

Athlete Benefits

  • Intensive training support by quality regional, guest and state level coaches.
  • Represent NIAS at the 2018 Clubs NSW Academy Games from 27th to 29th April 2018, in Newcastle
  • NIAS merchandise - NIAS white polo shirt. Additional items available for purchase.
  • Individual home training program and structured satellite training sessions where applicable.
  • 1 Ticket to annual awards night.
  • Financial assistance if selected into state team.
  • Fully Paid Athlete Levy scholarships due to financial hardship available.

Athlete Commitments

  • Attend all program activities.
  • Tennis is no 1 priority sport while on scholarship.
  • Be committed to a holistic approach to their development, both on and off the field.
  • 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.


NIAS levy: $185 GST inclusive.  This levy covers training camps, coaching support, GROWTH day, fitness testing, Awards Night ticket

Tournaments:  $60 per day per athlete for each day of the compulsory tournaments, this covers transport, accommodation, meals, training days and coaching.  Athletes will be required to enter all tournaments on line and pay the cost.   

ClubsNSW Academy Games Levy will be charged separately to those athletes selected.

Sydney Tour:  Will be charged separately once trip confirmed.



Open Date: 27 August 2018
Close Date: 1 March 2019

For further information please contact the NIAS office on 67 662526 or email

Athlete Information

Height (cm)*
Weight (kg)*

Parent/Guardian Contact Details

Fathers Name*
Fathers Phone Number*
Mothers Name*
Mothers Phone Number*
Parent Email*
Council LGA*

Medical Details

Medicare No*
Family Doctor
Family Doctor Ph Number
Do you have any injuries*
Permission to Call Ambulance*
Emergency Contact*
Emergency Mobile No*
Do you suffer from any known allergies?*
Member of Private health Fund
Fund Name
Fund Member Number
Medical Operations/Conditions*
Ambulance Cover with Private Health

Sport Information

Lonestar Sport (if applicable)
Golf H'cap (if applicable)
Current Club/Association*
Coach Name
Coach Mobile
Level of Competition/Representation
Level of Competition/Representation
Level of Competition/Representation
Additional Information
How long have you played/competed*
Preferred Position*
What are your goals with your sport*
Who is your favourite Athlete?*
Greatest Influence on your Sports career*


Athlete declaration*
I am applying for a position into the Northern Inland Academy of Sport Talent Development Program. If selected, I agree to fulfill all obligations to the Academy Program.
Parent Declaration*
I have read and understand the information provided for this program and give my child/ward permission to apply for a position in the NIAS Program.