SSA is excited to be currently developing the Indigenous Talent Identification program with support from Underwriting Agencies Australia (UAA).

The Talent ID day will be held on the Monday 29th August 2022, please complete the REGISTRATION FORM by Wednesday 24th August 2022 if you want to participate in the day.

Date: Monday 29th August, 2022

Time: Approx 9.00am – 2.30pm – exact times TBA

Location: MultiPurpose Indoor Stadium, Kooringal Road, Wagga Wagga

What to Wear: School sports uniform with running shoes.

What to Bring: Water bottle and some snacks for the day. Lunch will be provided.

Cost: FREE

How to register: please complete the REGISTRATION FORM by Wednesday 24th August, 2022

The program is open to both male and females that turn 13, 14 ,15 or 16 years of age in 2022

Be living or attending school in the SSA catchment area

Endorsed by the school and/or sporting association with whom you are attending or representing

You may be asked to show proof of your Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent

It is a ‘first of its kind’ opportunity, with the Aboriginal &Torres Strait Islander Talent ID Day designed to:

-Advance opportunities in sport
-Develop a platform for athletes to be introduced to & identified in multiple sports
-Play or participate in sport specific skills in a fun atmosphere
-Showcase skills in front of coaches who of the highest quality and well versed in talent identification

Those identified will be offered the opportunity to advance to fully funded scholarship positions with SSA Scholarship programs.

For further information on the Talent ID Day please contact SSA Sports Program Manager Bridget Butterfield
Phone: 0499 389577 or 0415 604544

Wendela Berthaly-Murray

Zahli Ivanoff

Eden Bourke

Shamia Williams

Bellah Longford

Jaida-Lee Lyons

Kaelani Goolagong

Shania McKinnon

Mekhi Simpson

Luke Anderson

Jai Crampton

Zayd Williams

Kaleel Goolagong

Caius Mescia

Thomas Lyons

Hugo Swan

Bryon Price

Blake Wheatley-Dowling

Preston Hussell


Shamia Williams – Basketball

Hugo Swan – Basketball

Kaelani Goolagon – Netball

Shania McKinnon – Rugby

Jaida-Lee Lyons – Rugby

If you are interested in becoming a part of the Southern Sports Academy’s Indigenous TID Program, please fill out an Expression of Interest form below and you will be notified once Nominations open.

Indigenous TID Expression of Interest