The WAIS Individual Athlete Support
Program provides services and support to Western Australian high performance
athletes from sports outside of the 13 programs operated through WAIS.
The Western Australian Institute of
Sport (WAIS) has been in operation for more than 28 years. During this time,
WAIS has continually evolved to ensure that it remains capable of achieving its
"To provide opportunities for
talented Western Australian athletes to achieve excellence in elite sport with
support from their home environment”
To fulfil its purpose, WAIS provides a
range of programs and services to WA athletes to enable them to reach their
potential at the national and international level.
The goals of WAIS are three fold:
Western Australian contribution to Australia’s international success*
Western Australian representation on significant Australian Sporting Teams
National Representative's reflect the personal values of a champion
* defined by Australia’s Winning Edge
In sports where WAIS does not have a
sports program or the athlete competes in one of the WAIS sport programs
outside of the WAIS daily training environment, WA elite athletes competing in
Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games events can apply for support through
the Individual Athlete Support Program (IASP).
There are four categories of
scholarship allocated according to an athlete’s current and future forecast
performance standard. A schedule of benefits will be individualised and offered
as per the IASP categorisation. These categories are generically defined as
WAIS Athlete Categories
competitor in an individual or team event with a medal performance at benchmark competitions and considered capable of maintaining this level
assessed by benchmark competition performance or recognised sport specific
world ranking system.
Competitions”: competitions which are aligned to Australia’s High
Performance Strategy Goals.
determined by assessment of sport specific athlete critical success factors
competitor in an Individual event or team with a 4-8 placing at benchmark
competitions and considered capable of progressingto medal
performance within 2 years.
Member of a senior national squad in a team which
has a current Podium status
competitor in an Individual event or team at benchmark competitions and considered capable of retaining or progressing this level of
Athlete with the capability to achieve at least International Class Athlete status within 3 years.
The following selection guidelines will
be used to assess each application. Please note that the performance criteria
outlined below should not be viewed in isolation, as ALL selection
guidelines will be taken into account.
1. Athlete performance will be assessed
from the relevant targeted event over the past 12 months. Targeted events may include:
·Sports specific targeted
event recognised by the ASC
2. Other important criteria against which an
application will be assessed include:
- The assessment of the relevant National
Sporting Organisation (NSO) as to the performance level, national ranking
and international ranking of the athlete and/or the prospect of selection
to a national team within 1-3 years.
- An assessment of how well the athlete has and
will evidence the WAIS values of People and Excellence in their pursuit of
high performance outcomes.
- The number of competitors and countries
competing in the sport at an international level.
- Applications will be prioritised on a top down
approach aligned with WAIS goals and key performance indicators.
Applicants can access the 2015/16
Western Australian Institute of Sport - Individual Athlete Support Program
information and application form here.
Please view the Individual Athlete
Support Program (IASP) Selection Criteria here.Please ensure application forms are submitted to WAIS from the relevant
National Sporting Organisation by COB Tuesday 29thSeptember 2015.