Queensland Academy of Sport

Olympic Sport
Talent Identification

Do you thrive on competition and pushing your limits? Are you ready to showcase your athletic abilities on the global stage? Do you have the passion to represent Queensland and Australia at the highest level?

Aspiring athletes must be the age mentioned below at the time of testing:

Aged 13 to 23 years in 2024 (born 2001-2011)

For athletes aged 8-13, check out our Daredevils opportunities.
For athletes aged 17-25, check out our Thematic testing opportunities.

The Queensland Academy of Sport is partnering with 15 Olympic National Sporting Organisations in one of the world’s largest multi-sport talent identification programs.

Our talent search days are intended to test your general athleticism to match you with the sport/s in which you have a high potential to succeed at the highest level. Our friendly, professional team of dedicated sport scientists will put you through your paces to gauge your strength, speed, stamina, power and mental toughness.

Remember, each of our partner sports are looking for different attributes, so you don’t need to be the best in every test. Each sport also has different ages of peak performance – that is, the age at which athletes tend to have the most success. If you’re within our testing age range (13-23), that means that there is a sport that is specifically looking for your age group. Just as some sports are ‘early specialisation’ (such as those included in our Daredevils search), others are seeking more mature athletes (as in our Thematic searches).

If you think you have the courage and athleticism to soar above the competition, and the determination to reach new heights in your sporting career, this could be the first step in your Olympic Journey!


Between March and June 2024, the QAS Talent Team will be focusing on our Olympic Daredevils (ages 8-13), Thematic (ages 17-25), and Paralympic (ages 13-30) Talent Search events in South-East Queensland.


The Queensland-wide YouFor2032 Olympic Talent Search (ages 13-23) will return later in 2024.
Stay tuned and follow our social media (@QLDAcademySport) for updates.

Apply now

Testing information

Applicants can register for a single session to be considered for all of our Olympic sports. For more information on each sport and what they are looking for, visit the sports page. Every sport will consider every athlete who indicates their interest in that sport during the online application.


Apply online and tell us about yourself, your sporting background and which sport/s you’re keen to try or progress.

Applications for our Thematic Searches (ages 17-25) are open now. For younger Olympic aspirants (ages 13+), testing will be available later in 2024.


Attend Youfor2032 Talent Search Testing Day.

Two-hour session

Education session for parents/guardians

Rotate through 6 stations

Indoor and undercover venue

Up to 60 athletes per session

Testing conducted by expert professional Sports Scientists

First aid onsite


Receive a personalised report showing testing results compared to benchmark – within 1 month of test day.


Receive communication from the QAS to advise if successful to progress to the Talent Confirmation Stage with Sports.

Athletes who are successful in being invited for the next stage of the program will receive three (3) months of introductory training and coaching support from the National Sporting Organisations as well as the Queensland Academy of Sport before further selections are made.

Apply now – we can’t wait to see what you can do!

2024 Olympic Testing Locations - Coming late 2024

For information about Testing Session Locations for our Thematic Talent Search (athletes aged 17-25), please visit our Thematic Searches page for more information

Darling Downs & South West Queensland


Central West & North West Queensland


Far North Queensland


North Queensland & Whitsundays


Central Queensland


Wide Bay Region


South East Queensland


We are excited to bring the YouFor2032 Talent Search back to all areas of Queensland in the second half of 2024. Please follow the Queensland Academy of Sport (@QLDAcademySport) on social media for announcements and updates.



Have an enquiry about YouFor2032? Contact the Queensland Academy of Sport via:

We want talent.
We want passion.
We want commitment.

If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you.