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?

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

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

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.

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!

 

The QAS Talent Team are currently planning our 2024 Talent Search.
More information will be available in March 2024.

 

 

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.

1

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

Applications for the 2024 Talent Search will open in March 2024.

2

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

3

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

4

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!

2023 Testing Locations

Please note: 2024 locations and dates will be made available in March 2024.

Testing session locations

Darling Downs & South West Queensland (March 2023)

Cunnamulla - Cunnamulla Sporting Grounds

Saturday 18 March (9:00am)

Roma - PCYC Maranoa

Sunday 19 March (3:30pm)

Dalby - Dalby PCYC

Monday 20 March (3:30pm)

Kingaroy - St Mary's College Kingaroy

Tuesday 21 March (3:30pm)

Warwick - WIRAC YMCA

Wednesday 22 March (3:30pm)

Toowoomba - St Mary's College Toowoomba

Friday 24 March (4:00pm)

Saturday 25 March (9:00am; 12:30pm)

Central West & North West Queensland (April 2023)

Longreach - Netball Showgrounds

Wednesday 12 April (3:30pm)

Mt Isa - Sunset Stadium

Friday 14 April (1:30pm)

Far North Queensland (April 2023)

Atherton - Merrilands Hall

Sunday 16 April (5:30 pm)

Cook Town - Cooktown PCYC

Wednesday 19 April (3:30pm)

Cairns - Trinity Bay State High School

Saturday 22 April (9:00am; 12:30pm)

Cairns - Smithfield State High School

Sunday 23 April (12:30pm)

North Queensland & Whitsundays (May 2023)

Townsville - Kirwan State High School

Saturday 13 May (4:00pm)

Sunday 14 May (9:00am; 12:30pm)

Charters Towers - All Souls St Gabriel's School

Monday 15 May (4:00pm)

Mackay - Mackay PCYC

Wednesday 17 May (9:00am; 12:30pm; 4:00pm)

Central Queensland (May 2023)

Emerald - Emerald Indoor Centre

Friday 19 May (3:30pm)

Rockhampton - CQUniversity Community Sports Centre

Saturday 20 May (1:30pm; 4:30pm)

Sunday 21 May (9:00am; 12:30pm)

Gladstone - Chanel College

Monday 22 May (4:00pm)

Wide Bay Region (May 2023)

Bundaberg - Shalom College

Tuesday 23 May (4:00pm)

Bundaberg - Bundaberg PCYC

Wednesday 24 May (1:00pm; 4:00pm)

Hervey Bay - Hervey Bay State High School

Thursday 25 May (4:00pm)

South East Queensland (April - June 2023)

Sunshine Coast - USC Stadium

Monday 3 April (9:00am; 12:30pm)

Tuesday 4 April (9:00am; 12:30pm)

Brisbane - St Laurence's College

Wednesday 12 April (3:30pm)

Thursday 13 April (9:00am; 12:30pm)

Brisbane - St Joseph's Nudgee College

Saturday 22 April (9:00am; 12:30pm; 3:30pm)

Sunday 23 April (9:00am; 12:30pm; 3:30pm)

Sunshine Coast - Kawana Waters State College

Saturday 6 May (11:30am; 2:30pm)

Sunday 7 May (12:30pm)

Brisbane - Sheldon College

Tuesday 9 May (4:00pm)

Brisbane - Iona College

Thursday 25 May (4:00pm) - NEW!

Gold Coast - Southport State High School

Sunday 28 May (9:00am; 12:30pm)

Brisbane - Corinda State High School

Friday 2 June (4:00pm)

Saturday 3 June (9:00am; 12:30pm; 3:30pm)

Sunday 4 June (9:00am; 12:30pm)

Ipswich - Bremer State High School

Friday 2 June (4:00pm)

Saturday 3 June (9:00am; 12:30pm; 3:30pm)

Gold Coast - Somerset College

Saturday 10 June (9:00am; 12:30pm; 3:30pm - NEW)

Sunday 11 June (9:00am; 12:30pm)

Brisbane - Brisbane State High School

Thursday 22 June (8:30am) - NEW

To register for a test session, please apply online and select your preferred session. Be quick, sessions are filling up fast!

If your preferred time/date is full, please register for another session or keep an eye on our website, as we will open new testing sessions in line with demand.

Times, dates and locations of sessions are subject to change – registered applicants will be informed of any changes as soon as possible.

Contact

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.