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2023 SQUAD

First NameLast NameLGA
EmmaCarterUpper Hunter
SamuelFergusonTamworth Regional
HaydenMillerTamworth Regional
Riley MorganTamworth Regional
MatthewRushbrookTamworth Regional

Program Personnel

First NameLast NamePosition
Nicky WesternHead Coach
SheenaCarterAssistant Coach

Program Information

To be eligible athletes must be between 13 and 17 years of age as at 31 December 2022 (i.e. born in years 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 or 2006).

Program Partners

Triathlon NSW


  • Intensive coaching from accredited regional, guest and state level coaches.
  • Regional training sessions – technical and tactical skill development.
  • Performance Support including Sport Psychology, Nutrition, Fitness Assessments, Strength & Conditioning and more.
  • Invitations to special events such as the annual Academy Awards.
  • Travel assistance to attend NIAS regional training sessions and camps – on request.
  • Opportunities to participate in higher level competitions and challenges.
  • 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 feedback.
  • Maintain an appropriate performance standard to continue to receive opportunities.
  • Behave and dress in an appropriate manner when representing NIAS and its sponsors.
    Wear NIAS apparel when representing the Academy at events.
  • Be available to sponsors and the media for promotional purposes.
  • Adhere to NIAS Athlete Code of Conduct and policies including anti-doping policy.
  • Maintain regular communication with NIAS and coaching staff as required.

$220 includes: training sessions, coaching and performance support activities, and invitations to special events such as the annual Academy Awards Night.
NIAS is an approved organisation for NSW Government Active Kids Vouchers.

  • Academy Challenges, Academy Games and any specific Sports Tours are additional to the Athlete Levy. Costs differ from sport to sport.
  • Athlete Uniform: ordered from Sportspower Armidale (provide link here) or for NIAS FC from Statewide Sports (provide link here). Costs vary from sport to sport.
    Please contact NIAS for more information.


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