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2018 athletics nsw target talent program


Please see below the Selection Criteria (Performance Matrix) and Program Overview for the 2018 ANSW Target Talent Program. 


Following the close of the qualification period on Sunday 18th March 2018, invitations will be sent out to those athletes who meet the relevant eligibility criteria. Any athletes who believe they have qualified for this program but do not receive an invitation by April 2018 are invited to contact to submit an application. 

what is the target talent program?

The Athletics New South Wales Target Talent Program (TTP) a state level high performance pathway, funded and regulated in partnership with Athletics Australia. The TTP is closely aligned with the activities of Athletics Australia's High Performance Department, and is set up to provide the following:

  • To be the early talent identification element of Athletics Australia's High Performance Department
  • To encourage NSW best young athletes by inviting them to be part of a state level squad
  • To create meaningful contact in the off-season between the state's best young athletes, their personal coaches, and the best state coaches in each event group
  • Create a national pool of identified coaches in each event group (state coach for sprints, hurdles, walks, jumps and throws) who can be used to model and disseminate best practice at the local level.
  • Motivate and improve junior athletes through coach led training and education squad sessions. 

By identifying and engaging New South Wales' best junior athletes and coaches through development and education opportunities, the TTP aims to encourage athletes and coaches to achieve their potential and to represent Australia at youth, junior and senior levels.

NSW athletes who meet the relevant inclusion criteria for their event group will be sent an invitation to participate in TTP squad days. At these sessions, athletes along with their personal coaches will participate in practical training sessions as well as both general and event specific education sessions. 

Contact Information

For information or questions regarding the 2018 Athletics NSW Target Talent Program, please contact or Imogen Kemp at

Key Dates

12th October 2017 (first day of NSW All Schools)
Qualification period for 2018 TTP squad commenced
18th March 2018 2018 (last day of AUS Juniors)
Qualification period for 2018 TTP squad concludes
30th March 2018
Event Group Coach Applications close
April 2018
Selected athletes sent invitation to participate in TTP 
30th April 2018
Registrations due for qualified athletes
 Saturday 16th June 2018
TTP Session 1
Sunday 22nd July 2018
TTP Session 2
Sunday 19th August
TTP Session 3
Sunday 16th September
TTP Session 4
Saturday 13th October
TTP Session 5
Saturday 10th November
TTP Session 6