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 2022 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.

Tegan Berry-Smith Taekwondo Deacon Gore Athletics (track) Leo Oliver Sprint Kayak
Hannah Bradbury Judo Cloe Griffiths Sprinting & Surf Life Saving Norma Padilla Tennis
Riley Burgess Hockey Amelia Hadfield Soccer Hannah Ralph Artistic Gymnastics
Lachlan Burrows Australian Rules Football Olivia Hooper Gymnastics Eloise Sandow Cycling
Zoe Carter Orienteering Ffion Jones Karate Hannah Seeliger Cycling
Holly Clark Sport Aerobics Celeste Kennedy Archery Haard Shah Cricket
Emma Cotgrove Soccer Cara Killin Ultimate Frisbee Talia Simpson Cross Country Mountain Biking
Paige Cranage Triathlon Sophie King Gymnastics Imogen Smith Artistic Gymnastics
Caleb Crowden Para Table Tennis Shaun Lee Volleyball Harry Snodgrass Cycling
Annabelle Dennis Wheelchair Basketball Wei Xing (Kevin) Lo Judo Leith Soden Orienteering
Lexie Denton Soccer Nathan Luke Blind Cricket Mason Spry Volleyball
Thomas Dowd Athletics – Distance Running Eliza McDonald-Hall Soccer Bianca Stasinowsky Basketball
Sophie Edwards Cycling Poppy Maddern Soccer Lachy Stewart Athletics – Javelin
Will Evans Athletics Jade Mangan Lacrosse Isabella Stratford Basketball
Annika Faber Triathlon Caitlin McMahon Touch Football Ruby Sulicich Athletics
Jasmin Fehling Soccer Heidi Monkman Archery Jessica Trezona Surf Life Saving
Anu Francis Triathlon Dakshyani Muniandy Squash Fraser Western Athletics
Oliver Garfield Hockey Oakley Nilsen Athletics – Running Jessica Williams Mountain Bike (Gravity Enduro)
Jackson Gillespie Cricket Dania Nugroho Badminton Hui Tung Wong Badminton



How to Apply

Applications for semester 1 have closed, we will offer more application periods across the year – please apply as these are advertised here or on our social media.
Further intakes across the year will be advertised here and on our social media.


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