Next round postponed due to COVID-19

Young athletes wanting to secure a highly coveted spot in the South West Academy of Sport’s popular Individual Athlete Support Program (IASP) will have to wait a little longer.

The not-for-profit organisation has announced it will postpone the next intake of young sports men and women into the IASP due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“These are unprecedented times and the SWAS Board has decided to place all new IASP applications on hold,” SWAS chief executive officer Bernice Butlion said.

“Please be on the look-out for a future announcement about when the next round of applications will be opening.

“I would like to thank the community for its understanding and look forward to welcoming the next batch of talent in the near future.”

Parents of aspiring South West athletes aged 15 to 18 who would like to be alerted when applications to IASP open are encouraged to email .

The IASP nurtures the development of aspiring athletes by offsetting costs associated with the elite sporting environment, assisting juniors to take their game to the next level.

Participants receive access to specialist support in the South West, thereby minimising travel requirements.

Having support close to home means athletes can continue their sporting development within the stability of their regional community during their formative years.