First session of the TIS Junior Talent Program kicks off an exciting year for para-sport in Tasmania!
I just wanted to share a brief note about the Tasmanian Institute of Sport – Para-Sport Project which kicked off during the week with the first session of the TIS Junior Talent Program!
An incredible series of three initiatives to support para-athletes in Tasmania has been planned through a collaboration between the Tasmanian Institute of Sport and Paralympics Australia, with the support of Communities, Sport & Recreation Tasmania.
The Junior Talent Program will expose participants to elite level training facilities and sessions to develop their knowledge of basic strength & conditioning, performance habits and will connect them with Paralympians and TIS scholarship athletes, in the hopes of inspiring a continued focus on Para-sport.
Scroll down to read more about the first Junior Talent Program session (pictured below), which featured a Q & A with three-time Paralympian Sam McIntosh and TIS Para-Archer and ParaQuad Physical Disability Sports Coordinator Kevin Faulkner.
Expressions of interest are open for the TIS Junior Talent Program ahead of the next session on Tuesday 26 April 2022.
If you know someone who might be suitable, or are just interested in finding out more information, please let me know!
Scott Nicholas, Participation & Pathways Coordinator (VIC/TAS)
Essendon Football Club, 275 Melrose Drive, Melbourne Airport, VIC 3045
PO Box 2247, Gladstone Park, VIC 3043, Australia
M +61 403 238 494 paralympic.org.au
TIS Bulletin Edition 73 – January 2022
The Tasmanian Institute of Sport (TIS) has partnered with Paralympics Australia (PA) to develop Para-sport pathways within the state, with the aim to provide more targeted support for developing and emerging Tasmanian Para-athletes and coaches.
The project has been made possible through funding from Communities, Sport & Recreation Tasmania.
The project consists of three programs:
Para-Sport Talent Academy: Provides a development opportunity for talented Tasmanian Para-athletes not yet categorised by their sport, assisting them to progress to this level. Athletes will be supported through a Para-talent scholarship and engage in activities conducted by the TIS and Paralympics Australia.
Para-Sport Junior Talent Program: A talent ID opportunity for talented junior Tasmanian Para-athletes, exposing them to the high-performance environment. Participants will be exposed to elite level training facilities and sessions to develop their knowledge of basic strength & conditioning, performance habits and will connect them with former Paralympic and scholarship athletes.
The Junior Talent Program kicked off the project. The first session for the program was held at the beginning of February. Athletes participated in an introductory strength and conditioning session, followed by a presentation from three-time Paralympian, wheelchair athletics athlete, Sam McIntosh (T52 100m & 400m). TIS Para-archer Kevin Faulkner also joined the session sharing his experience and knowledge.