The SWAS Individual Athlete Support Program (IASP) is designed to support young athletes living in the South West on a pathway to compete at a State and National level in reaching their full potential.

Athletes are selected for this program by meeting an established criteria summarised below.

The program is intended to provide a holistic approach to improve the athletes’ physical ability as well as their personal development through sports psychology workshops, mental health programs and medical screening.  Athletes’ specific needs relevant to their sport are met through a range options made available to them.

To be eligible for the Individual Athlete Support Program you must be reside in the South West, be aged 15 to 18 and excelling in your sport. If you meet this criteria you can apply to be part of the South West Academy of Sport Individual Athlete Support Program.

The program is offered annually to talented athletes whose sport is not covered by the Academy’s Partner Sport Programs.

Individual Athlete Support Programs are advertised on our Website, Instagram, Facebook and South Western Times Sports Section (Newspaper) in April of each year.  Applications open and close during the month of April.  Interviews occur in May and our Programs commence July 1 through to 30 June.

Intake for July 2020 to June 2021 is now closed.

 

For further information please email: info@swaswa.com.au

IASP categories:

Potential International
Athlete has been selected to represent Australia in an international event as an individual athlete or as part of a national junior team.

Emerging International
Athlete has been selected to a national junior talent squad program, national junior team training squad and/or as a reserve for a national junior team. Athlete has the potential to compete in an international event in the next one to three years.

National
Athlete has been selected/qualified to represent Western Australia in a national junior event as an individual athlete or as part of a State team.

Potential National
Athlete has been selected in a State talent squad program, State team training squad and/or as a reserve for a State team. The athlete has the potential to compete in a national event in the next one to three years.