Athletics

 

Online Applications

Applications for the 2019 program open on Tuesday 7th August 2018 and close on Friday 12th October 2018

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

2018 Program

The 2019 NIAS Athletics Program is scheduled to commence in October 2018 through to March 2019.   It is planned that athletes will attend 5 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.    A squad tour is planned to attend the Country Championships/Hunter Track Classic in Newcastle on the Australia Day long weekend. Athletes aged 13 – 17yrs of age are eligible to apply. Click on the Apply button for more information and to submit your application.

2018 Athletes:

Sarah Addis, Attunga 

Benjamin Chick, Tamworth

Mitchell Clarke, Gunnedah

Sarah Gill, Tamworth

Paige Levingston, Tamworth 

Bridie Martin, Tamworth 

Amelia Mazzei, Saumarez Pond

Ellie New, Dungowan

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 2019 (born in 2003-06), 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, October 2018 to August 2019

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 2019 NIAS Athletics Program is scheduled to commence in October 2018 through to March 2019.   It is planned that athletes will attend 5 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.    A squad tour is planned to attend the Country Championships/Hunter Track Classic in Newcastle on the Australia Day long weekend. Athletes aged 13 – 17yrs of age are eligible to apply. Click on the Apply button for more information and to submit your application.

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 in February 2019, 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 
  • Assist/Volunteer at the NIAS National Primary Games in July 

Cost

Athlete levy:  $190 GST inclusive.  This levy covers training camps, coaching support, GROWTH day, fitness testing, Awards Night ticket)
Sports Trip:  $TBC GST inclusive

 

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: 8 August 2018
Close Date: 26 October 2018

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 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.