In sport, classification exists so that athletes compete in fair and equal competition. Most sports have simple classification systems that group athletes according to age, gender or weight. In Paralympic Sport, the wide range of sports and disabilities create unique classification systems. Paralympic classification groups athletes according to how their disability impacts on their sport. Athletes compete against others with similar disabilities, so that the athletes who succeed do so on the basis of athletic performance.
For more information please refer to Athletics Australia's National Classification Information
Athletics NSW is conducting a classification opportunity for athletes with a physical impairment in New South Wales wishing to be classified for athletics.
Athletes will be assessed for a National Classification, enabling eligible athletes to compete up to and including National Championship events in their sport.
Who can apply for a classification?
This event is for athletes with a physical impairment only, however any athlete with a disability can apply to receive a classification. There are five national bodies that conduct athlete classifications for Athletics;
Physical impairment: Athletics Australia & Its Member Associations
Visual Impairment: Australian Paralympic Committee
Hearing impairment: Deaf Sports Australia
Transplant Athlete: Transplant Australia
Intellectual Impairment: Sport Inclusion Australia
If you are wishing to obtain a classification for another of the above impairment groups please follow this link to the 'Get Classified' page on the Athletics Australia website for more information of your classification process.
Athletes age 8 years and above are encouraged to attend.
Dates: Thursday 12th 10:00am - 6:00pm and Friday 13th October 2017 10:30am - 5:30pm
(Classification usually takes between 45 - 60 minutes)
Location: New South Wales Institute of Sport, 6 Figtree Drive, Sydney Olympic Park
Parking: Paid Parking is available around the stadium
Cost: There is no cost to attend classification
Registration: Bookings are required in advance and limited places are available. PLEASE CLICK HERE to proceed with registration
Contact: For further information please contact Imogen Kemp on email@example.com or call (02) 9746 1122
What do I need to bring?
Athletes must bring a letter from their medical specialist (e.g. neurologist, rehabilitation specialist, orthopedic specialist) stating and outlining their diagnosis. Athletes will be provided further information about preparing for National Level Classification following registration for classification. Information is also available on the Athletics Australia website.