Athletics

Online Applications

The 2021 NIAS Athletics program applications are currently OPEN and will close at the end of January.

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To be eligble, boys and girls must be turning 13 - 17 years of age in 2021 (i.e born 2004 - 2008) 

In 2021 there will be a development squad for athletes who will be turning 11 to 12 years old in 2021 (i.e born 2009-2010).

 

Multi - class athletes are accepted, please specify classification in applicaiton form. 

 

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2021 Program

The 2021 NIAS Athletics Program will commence in March 2021 (trials/ squad selection at the end of February) and will continue through to September 2021. It is planned that athletes will attend 5-6 regional training sessions during the program. Satellite or assisted correspondence training sessions may be organised for those who do not have a club coach. NIAS is planning an out of region tour during this program, however this will be dependent on COVID-19 regulations at the time. 

 

2020 Athletics Program

2020 Athletes:

First Name Last Name City
Georgie Auld Quipolly
Caleb Bettison Armidale
Baxter Dalton Narrabri
Sha'e Davis Coonabarabran
Siarne Davis Coonabarabran
Callum Dear Gunnedah
Caitlyn Etheridge Cattle creek
Matthew Evans Narrabri
Caitlin Evans Narrabri
Liam Hunt Armidale
Evan  Morrison  Tamworth 
Koby Nelson Tamworth
Brooke Newberry Guyra
Ivy Pritchard Tamworth
Isabella Sawyer Gunnedah
Ebony  Taylor Delungra
Ellie Thomas Gunnedah

Coaching team:

Head Coach - Adam Jolliffe
Assistant Coach -  Adrienne Ranken

Trainee Coach - Mikielee Snow 

Trainee Coach - Nick Price 

Trainee Coach - Matthew Campion

 

 

Application Details

Who is Eligible

Male and female athletes turning 13 to 17 in 2021 (born in 2004-2008) and residing within the Northern Inland region. Athletes are required to be registered with affiliated athletics club to apply.

NIAS will be offering an 'Athletics Development Program' for male and female athletes aged 11 to 12 years in 2021 (2009-2010)

Multiclass athletes are also encouraged to apply.

The program will commence in March and run until September. 

Selection Process & Criteria

The squad will consist of female and male athletes including para athletes. Selection into the Athletics program will be based on past performance and results. 

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

Athletes need to be registered with an affiliated athletics club to apply.

Program year

Scholarship offered is for the period, March 2021 to September 2021

Trials: February - TBC

Program content

The 2021 NIAS Athletics Program is scheduled to commence in March 2021 and continue through to September 2021. Athletes will attend 5-6 regional training sessions during the program. Satellite or assisted correspondence training session will also be organised for those who do not have a club coach.    

Regional training session dates are yet to be finalised. Please refer to the events on the webpage or contact the NIAS team. Athletes will be provided training dates at commencement of program. 

The skills program follows a structured approach concentrating on a range of individual skills and development in events. 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 Life Skills Education Weekend in March 2021, in Armidale.

NIAS is investigating an out of region tour to Sydney for athletes, but will provide further updates pending COVID-19 regulations.  

Program Outcomes

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

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.

Contact NIAS if you would like to make an appeal and recieve feedback on your application. 

Athlete Benefits

  • Intensive training support by quality regional, guest and state level coaches.
  • Attendance at the NIAS Life Skills Education Weekend (off-field education)
  • NIAS clothing pack.
  • One 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 
  • Assist/Volunteer at the NIAS National Primary Games in July 

Cost

Athlete levy:  $190 GST inclusive. This levy covers training sessions/camps, coaching support, Life Skills Education Weekend, fitness testing, Awards Night ticket.
Sports Trip:  $190 GST inclusive. This is an approximate number, can change depending on tour activities.

Athletics Clothing Pack:  $TBC (Includes NIAS polo shirt, cap, training shirt, training shorts, tracksuit pants, hoodie and ankle socks).  Additional NIAS merchandise can be purchased.

Athlete levy support programs are available for those experiencing financial difficulty.

 

Applications

Open Date: 18 November 2020
Close Date: 29 January 2021

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

Athlete Information

 
Sport*
Birthdate*
Gender*
ATSI
NESB
Height (cm)*
Weight (kg)*
City*
State*
Postcode*
School*
   

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
Medications*
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
Result
Level of Competition/Representation
Result
Level of Competition/Representation
Result
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*
   

Declaration

 
Athlete declaration*
I have read the NIAS Terms and Conditions, NIAS Drug Policy and the NIAS Athlete Code of Ethics documents and if selected, I agree to fulfil all obligations to the Academy outlined in these documents.
Parent Declaration*
I have read the NIAS Terms and Conditions, NIAS Drug Policy and the NIAS Athlete Code of Ethics documents and if selected, I agree to fulfil all obligations to the Academy outlined in these documents.
 

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