Southern Sports Academy is excited to offer the Indigenous Talent Identification program once again, with support from Underwriting Agencies Australia (UAA).

The second annual Talent ID Day will be held on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2024. If you want to participate, please complete the REGISTRATION FORM by Friday, July 19th, 2024.

Shelby Hussell

Jordyn McFadden

Shanae Bloomfield

Sophie Sannazzaro

Lillyarna Clark

Harrison Fanning

Millie McKenzie

Rori Caffey

Harleigh Lang

Dallas Pallett

Elijah Williams

Bellah Longford

Ronald Sharpley

Jai Crampton

Xavier Williams-Byers

Kaleel Goolagong

Nathaniel Butler

Hugo Swan

Owen Dinsdale

Luke Anderson



Bellah Longford – Basketball

Owen Dinsdale – Hockey

Kaleel Goolagong – Rugby

Luke Anderson – Rugby

Harleigh Lang – Rugby

Jordyn McFadden – Rugby

Nathaniel Butler – Rugby


Troy Pietsch

Bridget Butterfield

Date: Tuesday 23rd July 2024

Time: Approx 8:45 am – 2.30 pm

Location: PCYC Wagga Wagga, (11 Fitzhardinge St, Wagga Wagga 2650)

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 Friday, 19th July

The program is open to both males and females who turn 13, 14,15 or 16 years of age in 2024

Be living or attending school in the SSA catchment area (please refer to the list below)

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

Albury Balranald Berrigan Carrathool
Coolamon Cootamundra-Gundagai Edward River Federation
Greater Hume Griffith Hay Hilltops
Junee Leeton Lockhart Murray River
Murrumbidgee Narrandera Snowy Valleys Temora
Wagga Wagga Wentworth

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 are of the highest quality and well-versed in talent identification

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

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