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 Scroop Athletics (Pole Vault) Rhys Kelly Tennis
Bailee Kendall Volleyball Jessica Trezona Surf Life Saving Rosanna Barani Soccer
Brad Hann High Jump Kalani Aston High Jump Ruby Sulicich Athletics
Buse Savas Taekwondo Kelly Whitehead Gridiron Ryan Foll Ice Hockey
Cailen Hejka Athletics Lachlan Burrows Football Sarah Denton Soccer
Caleb Crowden Para Table Tennis Leah Jones Surf Life Saving Scarlett Griffiths Football (AFL)
Cloe Griffiths Surf Life Saving Madelene McNeil Tandem Track Cycling Seth Gilmour Brazilian Jui Jitsu
Demi Samaras Taekwondo Marco Els Athletics Sharni Tansell Soccer
Dylan Brown Football Max Spurling Athletics Siobhan Roe Surf Life Saving Rowing
Eliza Mac Donald – Hall Soccer Nathan Luke Para Sport – Cricket & Athletics Sophie McGlaughlin Aerobic Gymnastics
Emma Cotgrove Athletics Nathan Rohrlach Athletics Sophie King Aerobic Gymnastics
Fraser Western Athletics Nicholas Horsburgh Soccer Tomi Milassin Artistic Gymnastics
Harriett Burnett Soccer Oakley Nilsen Athletics Tegan Berry-Smith Taekwondo
Harry Hollaway Mt Biking Oliver Herringer Pole Vault Tyson West  Aerobic Gymnastics
Heidi Monkman Archery Paige Cranage Triathlon Valerie Chua Diving
    Paris Francis Football (AFL)    



How to Apply

2022 ADP applications for semester 2 are now open, closing C.O.B 31st July, 2022.

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