Murray Beer – Touch Football

Erica Hayes – Tournament Water Skiing

Nathaniel Clarke – Athletics

IAP athletes receive individual cash grants and access to the Southern Sports Academy sporting consultants.  The IAP scholarship is designed to assist athletes to meet costs associated with training and competing at state or National level, as well as provide relevant information from our range of consultants, that can contribute to improved performance.

Program Content

Athletes selected in the program are required to:

  • maintain monthly communication with the Southern Sports Academy office;
  • attend the induction;
  • attend workshops with the range of Southern Sports Academy consultants;
  • Fulfil a community-based component of their scholarship, which involves work in a voluntary capacity within their local communities eg. Coaching at junior level, involvement in sport club working bees etc.
  • Avail themselves for media opportunities;
  • Attend the Southern Sports Academy Graduation Night.

Athlete Commitments

  • Attend all scheduled activities;
  • The IAP needs to be prioritised as a principal commitment in the 12 month period;
  • Abide by the Southern Sports Academy Code of Conduct and anti-doping policies;
  • Wear academy apparel when representing the Academy at events/functions;
  • Make yourself available (within reason) to sponsors and the media for promotional purposes;
  • Athletes may be involved in an individual or team sport;
  • Indigenous athletes are strongly encouraged to apply;
  • Applications from athletes eligible to apply for a Southern Sports Academy squad-based program during 2019, will not be considered;
  • Scholarships will be awarded based on the most recent performances by the athlete at state age level or higher;
  • An athlete can only have an IAP scholarship for 2 years;
  • Athlete must be a registered member of a regional or state body.
  • Financial support to the value of $750 to assist with expenses incurred in gaining access to higher quality competition, training, facility access, gym fees etc.
  • Southern Sports Academy uniform including a full tracksuit and polo shirt;
  • Athlete workshops with the range of Southern Sports Academy consultants
  • Preferred rate on consultation services provided by Active Physiotherapy
  • Privileged pricing on Puma online store purchases
  • One ticket to the Academy Graduation Night;
  • Marketing opportunities.

Nominations are now closed. If you are interested in becoming a part of the Southern Sports Academy’s IAP Program for 2024, please fill out an Expression of Interest form below, and you will be notified once Nominations open.

IAP Expression of Interest

Program Partner