AWF NEWS

Funding Support for the AWF Performance Pathway Program

Oct 08 2021

The Australian Institute of Sport has approved $193,140 in Pathway Solutions Grant funding over the next two years to support activities designed to develop young athletes entering the AWF Performance Pathway.

AWF Performance Pathway Manager Greg Hobl said that he is very pleased that the AIS has supported the AWF’s funding application and that this AIS Performance Pathway Solutions Grant will allow the AWF to:

  • confirm and develop talented athletes through the continuation of the Performance Pathway Squad Camp Program;
  • enhance the competition readiness of Performance Pathway Squad athletes via international competition experiences; and
  • support coaching development strategies that will enable targeted coaches to participate in AWF Performance Pathway Squad training camps and specialised coach development workshops.  

The AWF Performance Pathway Squad consists of up to 15 athletes and is reviewed on a 6 monthly basis. Pathway Squad Athletes must:

  1. Be at least 13 years of age.  
  2. Be an Australian citizen. 
  3. Attend regular training sessions under the guidance of an AWF qualified coach. 
  4. Achieve at least 90% of AWF G Grade standard 
  5. Not already be categorised in the AWF Youth or Junior Squad  
  6. Be eligible to compete in the Youth age group (17 and under)

The current AWF Performance Pathway Squad is made up of the following athletes:

Sylvan Richardson

QLD

 

Joshua Reynolds

QLD

Sharni Quinsee

WA

 

Deacon Mercieca

NSW

Benjamin La Cunza-Watson

WA

 

Luke Bidgood

QLD

Hannah Pickrell

TAS

 

Lochlan Roberts

QLD

Jaeden Carlyon

WA

 

Chloe Saliba

QLD

Thicia Acquisto

VIC

 

Sophie Daley

QLD

Emily Cook

WA

 

Gabrielle McLean

WA

Skye Wilson

QLD

 

 

 

The Squad will be reviewed at the end of the year, ready to go forward into 2022.