Indigenous Talent ID

Nomination for the 2024 program are currently open

The 2024 Central Coast Academy of Sport UAA Indigenous Talent ID Day will be held on Friday, 21st June at Breakers Indoor Stadium, Terrigal. To register, please contact your school.

Join us for an exciting day tailored for students of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent who aspire to elevate their sporting opportunities. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Talent ID day, a groundbreaking initiative started by Central Coast Academy of Sport (CCAS), offers a unique sporting platform for athletes to be recognized across various sports.

Be part of this event, where CCAS is pioneering the identification of talent in multiple sports. Those identified as exceptional talents will have the opportunity to progress into fully funded scholarship positions within the prestigious CCAS Scholarship programs.


What is Talent ID?

Talent ID is designed to identify people with specific skills, personal qualities and physical attributes that may lead that person to become a high performing athlete. It is much more than just assessing a persons physical capabilities, it includes the emotional side of performance, aspects like; desire, determination, resilience and so forth, these qualities can often be found in mainstream sport and teaching but a little harder to assess when participating in a talent ID day.

To be eligible to apply to the Indigenous Talent ID day a person must firstly be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent In addition, the applicant must be ‘endorsed’ by the school or sporting association in which they attends, the endorsement will cover the emotional / personal qualities of the applicant:

  • The program is open to both male and females that turn 13, 14, 15 or 16 years of age in the calendar year of operation.
  • You must currently reside within the Local Government Area (LGA) of the Central Coast Council, formally Wyong Shire Council and Gosford City Council.
  • Applicants must be endorsed by the school and/or sporting association with whom you are attending or representing.
  • You may be asked to show proof of your Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.

How the Talent ID day works

Participants will enjoy an introduction to multiple sports, where each student will play either games or participate in sport specific skills in a fun atmosphere to showcase their skills within each sport. Every student will participate in each of the sports on rotation throughout the session. All coaches are of the highest quality and well versed in talent identification.

Everyone who attends the day is guaranteed a fun time, every person will be introduced to multiple sports with the highest level of coaching available on the Central Coast. At the end of the day the coaches will assess the participants and those identified will be provided invitations to attend CCAS Sporting Programs as a Scholarship Athlete, a maximum of twenty (20) fully funded Scholarships are being made available through the support of UAA.

CCAS Scholarship Programs

CCAS will run a 6 week program for identified students from the Talent ID day. These successful participants will then be offered a position to a sport scholarship program where applicable. The CCAS offers Scholarship programs in a multitude of sports, with each program generally operating in a sports ‘off season’, for around six (6) months in length.
Participants offered a position to a particular sport scholarship program must be committed to the opportunity before accepting the scholarship.

Each Athlete Scholarship offered is free of charge, the full cost is generally around $600, but for those identified through the Talent ID day there in no cost due to the support by UAA.

Cost – FREE to Participate – ALL costs covered by Indigenous Talent ID Program Sponsor, UAA

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