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TIS Associate Athlete

TIS Associate Athlete status is available to:

  • An athlete competing as a professional in a TIS supported sport who is based interstate or overseas and maintains a mutually beneficial relationship with the TIS.
  • An athlete who held a TIS High Performance (HP) Scholarship and has moved interstate to further their sporting opportunities and is subsequently supported by the interstate State Institute of Sport/State Academy of Sport (SIS/SAS).

TIS support available for Associate Athletes

  1. TIS Associate athletes will have access to negotiated TIS Strength and Conditioning and TIS Sports Performance Unit services when in Tasmania.
  2. Australian based TIS Associate athletes will be offered one flight home per year to compete in Tasmania, attend a TIS event or any other reason to be approved by TIS Manager Sports Programs.
  3. TIS Associate athletes will be invited to TIS events including, but not limited to; TIS Scholarship Announcements and Tasmanian Athlete of the Year awards.
  4. There will be no direct financial assistance available for Associate Athletes.

Please note: TIS athletes required to move interstate to further their sporting opportunities will be eligible to maintain their TIS HP Scholarship status, provided they:

  • Continue to meet TIS Scholarship performance requirements and
  • Is not receiving SIS/SAS support interstate.

TIS Interstate-based athletes must continue to represent Tasmania whenever there is an opportunity to be considered for continued TIS support.