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 Holly Clark Sport Aerobics Phoebe Siviour Soccer
Alexandra Denton Soccer Imogen Smith Artistic Gymnastics Pooja Chugh Squash
Andrew Bigirimana Gridiron Jacob Asten Athletics Ramshree Muniandy Squash
Anu Francis Para-Triathlon Jamie Lunn Ice Hockey Rosanna Barani Soccer
Bailee Kendall Volleyball Jessica Trezona Surf Life Saving Ruby Sulicich Athletics
Blake McDonnell Football Kalani Aston High Jump Ryan Foll Ice Hockey
Brad Hann High Jump Kelly Whitehead Gridiron Sarah Denton Soccer
Buse Savas Taekwondo Lachlan Burrows Football Scarlett Griffiths Football (AFL)
Cailen Hejka Athletics Leah Jones Surf Life Saving Seth Gilmour Brazilian Jui Jitsu
Caleb Crowden Para Table Tennis Maddison Newland Rowing Sophie King Aerobic Gymnastics
Cloe Griffiths Surf Life Saving Madelene McNeil Tandem Track Cycling Tomi Milassin Artistic Gymnastics
Courtney Neale Cricket Marco Els Athletics Tegan Berry-Smith Taekwondo
Darcy Miller Football Max Spurling Athletics Tyson West  Aerobic Gymnastics
Dylan Brown Football Natalie Ayris Ice Hockey Valerie Chua Diving
Eliza Mac Donald – Hall Soccer Nathan Rohrlach Athletics Zane Fiacchi Football (AFL)
Emily Bartsch Basketball Nicholas Horsburgh Soccer Jake Summer – Harvey Volleyball (Indoor & Beach)
Emily Steven Triathlon Oakley Nilsen Athletics Rhys Kelly Tennis
Emma Cotgrove Athletics Oliver Herringer Pole Vault Siobhan Roe Surf Life Saving Rowing
Fraser Western Athletics Paige Cranage Triathlon Sophie McGlaughlin Aerobic Gymnastics
Harry Hollaway Mt Biking Paris Francis Football (AFL) Sharni Tansell Soccer
Heidi Monkman



How to Apply

2022 ADP applications have now closed. Thanks to all for your submissions.

2022 Athlete Development Application Form and Information Booklet

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