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Athletes

Since joining the EAFU network, the University of Tasmania has supported over 200 Elite Athletes achieve tertiary success while also competing at events such as the Commonwealth Games, world championships, national events and University games.

Eligibility

Tier 1

Those Athletes who are a member of one of the following organisations as an ‘elite athlete’ or ‘elite coach:

  • - Australian Institute of Sport
  • - State and Territory Institutes/Academies of Sport
  • - AFL Players’ Association
  • - Australian Cricketers’ Association
  • - Rugby Union Players’ Association
  • - Rugby League Professionals’ Association
  • - Australian Professional Footballers’ Association
  • - Australian Basketballers Association
  • - National Squad members from Sport Australia funded sports
  • - Senior/head coaches from State and Territory Institutes/Academies of Sport, national teams from Sport Australia funded sports or participating professional sports
  • OR

    Those Athletes holding an individual National Ranking inside the top 15; at the discretion of UTAS Sport for sports unrecognised by Sport Australia.

    OR

    Those Athletes who received an individual medal in a Division 1 event in the previous year’s UniSport Nationals Competition or are selected as part of the 2023 University Basketball League squads.

    Tier 2

    Those Athletes selected as a member of a State team that will be competing at the National Championships, or was a member in 2022 and is vying for selection in 2023.

    OR

    Those athletes who compete or have been selected to compete in a National Sporting Organisation affiliated national competition at senior or reserve level.

    OR

    Those athletes who hold a top 3 individual ranking for the state/territory in their sport; at the discretion of UTAS Sport for sports unrecognised by Sport Australia.

    OR

    Those athletes who compete internationally in their chosen sport and is supported by an official body in doing so.

    Terms and Conditions

    *The Elite Athlete Program Coordinator will assess your application in-line with the Eligibility Criteria.

    *If you have been assessed to not meet the eligibility criteria, you may request that your application is reviewed by an independent panel.

    *UTAS Sport reserves the right to promote or demote a student subject to their ongoing performanc

    Benefits

    Tier 1

  • - Access to academic study support.
  • - Access to additional scholarship and bursary opportunities.
  • - Access to additional subsidies to represent the University at Unisport Nationals competitions, of a higher proportion than Tier 2.
  • - Access to personalised support from the Elite Athlete Program Coordinator.
  • - Full year access to state wide Unigym facilities, including high performance centre, weights and cardio gym, sporting facilities and fitness classes.
  • Tier 2

  • - Access to academic study support.
  • - Access to additional scholarship and bursary opportunities.
  • - Access to additional subsidies to represent the University at Unisport Nationals competitions, of a lower proportion than Tier 1.
  • - Access to personalised support from the Elite Athlete Program Coordinator.
  • - One semester access to statewide Unigym facilities, including high performance centre, weights and cardio gym, sporting facilities and fitness classes.
  • How to apply

    Checklist

    1. - Do you compete in high level sport and believe you meet the meet the eligibility criteria for the program?
    2. - Have you been accepted into your University of Tasmania course and received your Student ID?
    3. - Do you have evidence to support your level of sporting commitments (e.g. Letter of Endorsement, letter of selection, email confirming your selection)?
    4. - Are you ready to upload a high resolution photo of yourself in a sporting environment (make sure your face can be seen)?

    Application

    Upon submission of the application form, the University of Tasmania's Elite Athlete Program Coordinator will process your application based on the eligibility criteria.

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    Contact us

    Elite.Athlete@utas.edu.au
    +61 3 6226 6464

    Location: Unigym Sandy Bay Office

    Luke Warrener
    Elite Athlete Coordinator