WAIS Athletics Program



The WAIS Athletics Program operates a daily training environment in Pole Vault and Throws (javelin, shot put, discus), whilst also supporting track and field athletes in disciplines outside of these specialist areas through its Individual Athlete Scholarship (IAS).


The focus of the WAIS Athletics Program is based on developing athletes with the capability to represent Australia at benchmark events, both now and in the future. Scholarships are offered based on performance, potential to progress and Champion behaviours, with all WAIS athletes given support through access to sport science services, sport medicine, personal excellence; and Sport Program athletes given access to WAIS-employed coaches.


This support is structured through a dedicated WAIS Performance Enhancement Team (PET), with all members of the PET working together to collaboratively enhance performance of WAIS program athletes.


The WAIS Athletics Program is partnered through a strategic alignment with its National Sporting Organisation (NSO) and State Sporting Organisation (SSO) stakeholders: Athletics Australia and Athletics Western Australia.


Selection Guidelines, Criteria and Process


Please view the 2018/19 WAIS Athletics Program Selection Guidelines, Criteria and Process Policy here. The 2019/2020 WAIS Athletics Program Selection Guidelines, Criteria and Process Policy will be posted 1 October, two months prior to the new scholarship period.


Contact Us


For more details on the WAIS Athletics Program and WAIS Training Agreements, pleasecontact WAIS Performance Team Director, Joanne Richards.