The WRAS program provides high performance coaching and training opportunities to up-skill athletes and assist them in progressing to higher representation within the sport of athletics.

The WRAS athletics program is a pilot program catering to track athletes only in 2024. WRAS is hopeful of expanding this program in future years to incorporate field athletes.

The 2024 athletics program will run from October 2023 to May 2024. Athletes will graduate from the program at the 2024 Presentation Night in July.

Nominations for the 2024 athletics program have now closed. To register your interest in the 2025 program click here

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To be eligible for selection in the 2024 program athletes must:

  • Athletes must be turning 13 to 17 years of age in 2024.
  • Athletes must reside or attend school in the WRAS catchment area.
  • Athletes must be a current registered member of Athletics New South Wales.
  • Athletes must meet the performance standards for their event(s) as outlined by Athletics Australia – Athletics Australia Performance Standards 2023/24

If an athlete recorded a time just outside the AA standards, they are encouraged to submit a nomination form. WRAS may open future training events or camps to potential/developing athletes.

The following selection criteria may be taken into consideration during the selection process:

  • Physical attributes and capabilities
  • Technical competence
  • Tactical awareness
  • Potential to improve
  • Competitive ability
  • Individual application
  • Performance and results at specific events
  • Coachability and behavior
  • Intensive training sessions by local elite coaches
  • Skill development
  • Inter-Academy Development camps
  • Injury prevention screenings and Strength and Conditioning training programs
  • Sports science fitness testing
  • Educational seminars

Coordinating Coaches
Kate Lynch
Mark Penman

Nullah Baker (Dubbo)
Connor Bennett (Forest Reefs)
Jocelyn Blair (Orange)
Will Curtin (Windradyne)
Max McAneney (Dubbo)
Adelaide Pittis (Bowan Park)
Alyssa Wallbank (Orange)