A National Training Centre program conducted by the Tasmanian Institute of Sport in partnership with Athletics Australia and Athletics Tasmania.
The TIS Athletics Program is an integral part of Athletics Australia High Performance Program based on the aims of Winning Edge and will provide Tasmanian based athletes and their personal coaches with an environment of excellence beneficial to Tasmania and Australia. The program is funded by Athletics Australia (AA) and the TIS and supported by Athletics Tasmania (AT) as the State Sporting Organisation.
In particular, the program will focus firstly on athletes at the Enhanced National Athlete Support Structure (NASS) level and secondly on Tasmanian athletes with International potential. It is a fully integrated program and includes athletes with a disability (AWD) and other groups supported by AA.
The program will provide scholarship athletes with a full range of support services such as, physical preparation support, access to sports science/ sports medicine, athlete career and education and opportunities for national and international competition.
The TIS Athletics Coach is based at the Technopark in Hobart, but works with athletes and their coaches around the State.
The TIS squad will be offered a 12-month scholarship covering the period 1 October to the 30 September each year.