Since beginning the camp based development program in 2014, Athletics Australia, in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Sport and National Coaches, has invested in developing over thirty athletes in preparation for high performance para-athletics. Heading into its fifth consecutive year, the para-athletic Junior High Performance program is looking to develop its newest cohort of young para-athletes to participate at the 2019 World Para Athletic Championships and 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games.
As Athletics Australia look to build on this success they will be accepting nominations for 2018’s Junior High Performance Program in the near future. Para-athletes selected for the 2018 squad will attend one or two camps (at the selectors discretion) focusing on a para-athletes’ development and transition from junior to elite performance. Education and training will be provided for both athlete and personal coach by experienced staff and national coaches across a variety of faculties and disciplines. These camps will be an opportunity for the best young and developing para-athletes in the country to come together, train and learn in a high performance arena with access to high performance staff.
Further information regarding the nomination process, squad announcement and camp dates will be communicated via this page in the following weeks.