Athlete Development Program


The Athlete Development Program delivered by Flinders University Sport and Fitness is a sports training and athletic support program aimed to assist students in the pursuit of sporting and academic excellence.

The Athlete Development Program aims to benefit students through unprecedented access to high level facilities and training environments with the support of our highly qualified staff. Our strength and conditioning team can tailor their support to work with your current program and sporting coaches, or develop a program to suit your needs.

In 2021 the athletes in the ADP program that were participants in the coached strength and conditioning sessions improved their overall strength by an average of 31%. This allowed them to increase their speed, power, strength & endurance in their chosen sports. As well as strength development the ADP tailors it’s approach to increase all attributes that will allow the athlete to succeed in their chosen sport. 

Current ADP Athletes

We are proud to announce the following athletes have been successful in gaining a place in the FUSF ADP program.

Aleesha Robertson Athletics Heidi Monkman Archery Nicholas Horsburgh Football (Soccer)
Alexandra Denton Soccer Holly Clark Sport Aerobics Oakley Nilsen Athletics – Running
Angelina Melki Badminton Imogen Smith Artistic Gymnastics Paige Cranage Triathlon
Anu Francis Triathlon Isabella Stratford Basketball Phoebe Siviour Soccer
Aston Freeth Cycling Jacob Aston Athletics Remashree Muniandy Squash
Bianca Stasinowsky Basketball James Kay Athletics Ruby Silicich Athletics
Caleb Crowden Para Table Tennis Jamie Scroop Athletics- Pole Vault Samuel Plaice Athletics
Cloe Griffiths Surf Life Saving, Beach Sprinting Jasmin Fehling Soccer Sarah Denton Soccer
Dayna Kerruish Volleyball Jessica Trezona Surf Life Saving Scarlett Griffiths Football (AFL)
Eliza MacDonald-Hall Soccer Joshua Nielsen Athletics Seth Gilmour Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Eloise Sandow Cycling Kalani Aston Athletics Shaun Lee Volleyball
Emma Langcake Volleyball Lachlan Burrows Australian Football Sophie McGlaughlin Aerobic Gymnastics
Emma Cotgrove Athletics (Javelin) Leah Jones Surf Lifesaving Sophie King Gymnastics
Fraser Western Track and Field Marcello Guider Water Polo Tegan Berry-Smith Taekwondo
Hannah Bradbury Judo Marco Els Athletics Tomi Milassin Gymnastics
Harriet Burnett Soccer Meaghan Vogelsang Allstar Cheerleading Zoe Carter Orienteering
Harry Snodgrass Track Cycling Nathan Luke Blind Cricket    
Harry Holloway Mountain Biking Cross Country Hui Tung Wong Badminton    



How to Apply

2023 Applications remain open for a short time for Semester 2

Information Brochure : ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT 2024

Students can also apply for the Elite Athlete Status which is a separate support program – hosted by the University, as per the information below.

Elite Athlete Status

Flinders is a member of the Elite Athlete Education Network (EAEN) that supports Australia’s elite athletes to achieve academic excellence while also pursuing a sporting career. 
Please note, Elite Athlete Status is separate from the Athlete Development Program and requires students to make a separate application. Elite Athlete Status differs from the Athlete Development Program by providing students academic support as outlined below.

For more information see the website


For more information, please contact – or 8201 2842