2018 Potential Athlete Development Squad
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2018 Potential Athlete Squad

The Athletics WA Potential Athlete Development Squad is a performance pathway program that will ensure that all athletes are given opportunity to succeed. They will be:

  • Given every opportunity to develop as an athlete;

  • Encouraged to take part in the state level squad and given every chance to participate in development activities;

  • Create meaningful contacts between State PADS Coaches and the young athletes and their personal coaches;

By engaging Western Australia’s junior athletes and coaches through the Potential Athlete Development Squad, athletes and coaches will be assisted in achieving their full potential through opportunity. 

The 2018 PADS will be open to all athletes (Able body and Para) from athletics WA, Little Athletics WA and schools born in 1999 to 2007.

State PADS Coaches will be appointed within four event groups (Sprints & Hurdles, Endurance & Walks, Jumps, and Throws) and will act as points of contact for PAP squad athletes and their personal coaches. Up to eight State PADS Coaches may be appointed.

Squad Period:

The 2018 PADS will run from Saturday 26 May 2018 – 20 October 2018

Squad Training Days:

Squad training days are planned for the following dates and times (subject to confirmation from VenuesWest):

  • Saturday 26th May 2018 (1pm to 5pm)
  • Sunday 24th June 2018 (12.30pm to 4:00pm)
  • Sunday 15th July 2018 (12:30pm to 3:30pm)
  • Sunday 12th August (12:30pm to 4:00pm)
  • Sunday 16th September (12:30pm to 3:30pm)
  • Sunday 21st October (12:30pm to 4:00pm)

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for inclusion in the PADS, athletes must:

  • have an interest in athletics
  • comply with AA’s Code of Conduct and conduct themselves in a way that does not bring themselves, their sport or Athletics WA into disrepute.

This is an integrated program that will include both able-bodied and Para-athletes.

The Program:

AWA will coordinate and present a series of six (6) PADS Days in 2018 season (additional sessions may be added);

The Squad Days will integrate able-bodied and para-athletes;

Invitations will extend to athletes, their personal coaches and their parents to attend each Squad Day;

Each Squad Day will be a mixture of event specific training and education sessions.


There is a cost of $180.00 for the PADS. This fee includes administration fees, venue hire, presenter’s fees, athlete t-shirts, and coach professional development opportunities.

Event Details


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