Queensland Academy of Sport

The path to 2032

You can make this happen.

This is your journey.

Brisbane 2032 is calling

Brisbane 2032 may seem a long way away, but your journey starts right here, right now.

By applying for the Youfor2032 Talent Identification Program, you are taking the first step to what could be the most unforgettable life experiences you’ll ever have. There will be hard work, many challenges, disappointments and triumphs. For those who make it, the experience of representing your country in the world’s biggest sporting event will be unparalleled.

Finding Queensland’s next sporting stars

Queensland has produced more than our fair share of sporting champions. From butterfliers to beach volleyballers to BMXers, our great state is a prolific nursery for sporting superstars.

Everyone’s story is different, but for most who have climbed to the upper echelons of sport, there has been a lot of support, development and assistance along the way. That’s where we come in. Identifying sporting talent at the right time plays a huge factor in achieving success. We want to give our talented Queenslanders the opportunity to excel in their chosen sport by supporting them with specialised development, training and coaching programs.

In partnership with Sports, the Youfor2032 Talent Identification Program is one approach to developing our next generation of sporting heroes. Sports will also continue to closely track and monitor talent from within their own sporting pathways. To ensure no stone is left unturned, we are working with Sports to identify talent that may not have been discovered for a particular sport – but could be really good at it! Maybe you are an aspiring netballer or footballer, but who knows, you may have the potential to be a world-beater in canoeing, cycling or rowing!

The selection challenge

Selection into the program starts with one major requirement—talent. But there’s a lot more that goes into reaching your potential as an elite athlete.

Elite sport is hard. So is our selection process. It is designed to be rigorous and challenging to ensure the right athletes are identified as realistic prospects for reaching the podium.

There are a number of steps involved in the process before final selections are made. These are outlined in the graphic below. Be aware at application stage you’ll be asked a series of questions to look at your suitability in Youfor2032.

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Submit your application
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Assessment
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Get invited to our testing days
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Assessment
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Qualify for our combines
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Assessment
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Confirmation and selection into development program
  1. Three (3) month trial phase
  2. Selection and 12 month talent development phase
  3. Selection and ongoing development and sport integration

What are Sports looking for?

Requirements for each sport

Our goal is to give all young Queenslanders the opportunity to apply for Youfor2032. Olympic sport testing days will be hosted across Queensland, starting in May through to September 2022. Below is a list of regions, cities, towns and suburbs in Queensland identified as venues for Youfor2032 testing sessions. As part of the selection process, athletes will need to be prepared to attend a Youfor2032 testing day, followed by subsequent sport-specific testing should you be selected.

Paralympic sport applications: Please note that Paralympic applications will be assessed during the initial months of the campaign launch. Paralympic assessments will be undertaken in partnership with Paralympic Australia and other state and national sporting organisations. This means those who submit an application as an aspiring Paralympic athlete will be contacted directly and be notified to attend a Para come and try day.

Testing session locations

Darling Downs

Toowoomba

Friday 29 July 2022

Toowoomba

Friday 20 May

South West

Dalby

Monday 25 July 2022

Roma

Tuesday 26 July 2022

St George

Tuesday 26 July 2022

Goondiwindi

Thursday 28 July 2022

Warwick

Saturday 21 May 2022

Kingaroy

Date TBC

Cherbourg

Date TBC

Capricornia

Rockhampton

Friday 27, Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 May 2022

Emerald

Monday 30 May 2022

North West

Longreach

Tuesday 31 May & 1 June 2022

Mt Isa

Thursday 2 & Friday 3 June 2022

North Queensland

Yarrabah

Thursday 9 June 2022

Cairns

Friday 10, Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 June 2022

Charters Towers

Monday 13 June 2022

Mackay

Tuesday 14, Wednesday 15 & Thursday 16 June 2022

Townsville

Friday 17, Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 June 2022

Wide Bay Region

Gladstone

Thursday 14 & Friday 15 July 2022

Bundaberg

Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 July 2022

Hervey Bay

Monday 18 & Tuesday 19 July 2022

Gympie

Wednesday 20 July 2022

South East Queensland

Brisbane

Friday 8, Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 July 2022

Saturday 30 & Sunday 31 July 2022

Tuesday 2 August 2022

Thursday 11 August 2022

Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 August 2022

Thursday 25 August 2022

Tuesday 30 August 2022

Ipswich

Tuesday 16 August 2022

Thursday 18 August 2022

Gold Coast

Wednesday 6 July 2022

Wednesday 3 August 2022

Saturday 6, Sunday 7 & Monday 8 August 2022

Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 August 2022

Sunshine Coast

Monday 4 July 2022

Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 August 2022

Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 September 2022

When you submit your application, there will be an opportunity to select your preferred testing session location and time.

 

Please note: Dates, times and venues may change at short notice. If so, and you have booked into a session that is affected, the QAS will communicate directly with you.

Nurturing talent to fulfil potential

Queensland is blessed with many talented athletes. For various reasons and circumstances, sometimes that talent doesn’t reach the levels it deserves.

Youfor2032 has the aim of providing supportive development to young athletes so they can achieve the very best out of their natural sporting gifts. Selection into the program will give athletes the opportunity to receive dedicated development, training, and expert coaching programs to maximise their potential.

Developing sporting talent into sporting achievements is our primary focus.

Your questions answered

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Who is eligible to apply for this program?

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What if I don’t fall within the age bracket?

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Is Youfor2032 a multi-year program?

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If I'm not successful, what happens next?

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Can I still aim to go to the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, even if I don’t try out in the QAS Youfor2032 Talent Identification Program?

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If I get offered a chance to try a new sport through this Talent Identification Program, does this mean that I have to give up the sports that I am doing already?

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I noticed that my Queensland region isn’t on the testing list. Can I still participate?

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Do I have to relocate from my home and region to join this Talent Development program?

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You say 20,000 will be tested, but only 400 will be selected to continue. Will there be other opportunities for those not successful?

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What if my Sport of choice isn‘t listed?

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Can athletes with a disability also participate in this program?

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I have completed a para-registration. When can I sign up for a testing session?

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The testing session is full, will you open more to match demand?

Questions?
Have an enquiry about Youfor2032? Contact the Queensland Academy of Sport via
13 QGOV (13 74 68)

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

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

*(You must be turning at least 13 in 2022)