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This is your information hub for the  2018 IAAF World U20 Championships, to be held in Tampere, FIN 10-15 July. 

newsletters - UPDATED 21 March


NEWSLETTER 1 (emailed 21/3) - Pre Departure Standards
- Medical Screening Information
- IAAF Agreement
- Team Levy
- ASADA & Anti-Match Fixing 
- Pre Departure Camp flights 
IAAF Athlete Agreement
National Junior Monitoring - AMS 
medical - UPDATED 17 OCTOBER

As per the April newsletter, please see below a document outlining the medical screening requirements. All nominated athletes are required to complete the following medical screening:

  • Musculoskeletal (physio) screening by Friday 28 April
  • Medical (blood test) screening by Friday 28 April 
  • Medical Form (via AMS) by Friday 28 April 

MEDICAL SCREENINGS AMS Medical Form Instructions


travel information

world u20 travel plan TRAVEL PLAN
Following selection onto the World U20 Team, athletes will need to confirm their travel plans (as outlined in the document to the left) with Athletics Australia by Monday 16 April.

PC accommodation  PERSONAL COACHES
Personal coaches have the option to book accommodation in Mannheim &/or Pajulahti with the Team. Please see the document to to the left for more information. Personal Coach accommodation requests need to be made via Athletics Australia by Monday 16 April.

Both Germany & Finland use the Euro. Please ensure athletes come with a small amount of Euros (cash) as well as means of withdrawing additional money if needed. 

A travel card is a good option, major banks and post offices sell travel cards: Qantas & Virgin Frequent Flyer cards also double as travel cards. 


TAMPERE - general information


Athletes and staff will be accommodated in a hotel organised by the IAAF. We do not expect to know the name of our hotel until May/June 2018. 

This hotel will strictly be for accredited athletes and team staff. There will be a designated meeting area nearby where family and friends can arrange to see athletes.



The IAAF World U20 Championships  will take place at Tampere Stadium (also known as Ratina Stadium). Tampere Stadium is a Mondo surface. 


Tampere WeatherTampere Climate Tampere Timezone

pajulahti - general information
The Team will be based at Pajulahti Olympic Training Center. Accommodation, meals and training facilities will all be onsite. 

All athletes will have the option to compete in the Finnish Event Carnivals (1-2 July). More information on these competitions will be published on this page as it becomes available. 


Mannheim - general information

Leonardo Hotel Mannheim City Center

MANNHEIM U20 GALA (23-24 June)
The Mannheim U20 Gala is a high standard competition, contested by approximately 20 countries. Highlights of the 2017 Gala can be found here 

Training and competition will take place at Michael Hoffman Stadium

Transport from the hotel to the track will be via public transport. Athletes will be required to walk to and from the tram or bus stop (accompanied by staff members). Please see google maps for more information: Hotel-Track

*Parents/family/friends are asked to please respect the Team environment and not book in at the Team Hotel. 

Mannheim Draft Timetable

national junior coaches

The National Junior Coaches are a great resource for athletes and personal coaches. Please feel free to get in touch with them at any stage of your WU20 journey. 

Sprints Paul Pearce 
Hurdles  Lyn Foreman
Distance Rod Griffin 
Horizontal Jumps Nicole Boegman-Stewart 
High Jump  Sandro Bisetto 
Discus/Shot Put Scott Martin 
Javelin Grant Ward  
Combined Events Steve Cain
Pole Vault Mark Stewart 
Hammer  Karyne Di Marco 
Walks Brent Vallance 

travel resources

Travel Insurance 
All WU20 Team Members will be covered by the AA travel insurance policy whilst they are with the Team. Any athletes who plan to go on holidays after the tour will need to take out travel insurance for their holiday. 

AA Travel Insurance 

All WU20 Team Members are strongly advised to register with Smartraveller prior to their departure from Australia. 


education RESOURCES
Travel Basics
Compiled by Peta Forsyth
(AIS Physiologist)
Travel Basics
Recovery Basics
Compiled by Peta Forsyth 

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