The AIS Sports Draft is part of the Australia's Winning Edge high performance strategy.
It provides fast-track development opportunities in Olympic or Commonwealth Games sports to outstanding athletes who are interested in transferring from other sports.
Following the success of last year's Sports Draft, the focus this year is on speed, power and agility and will see the inclusion of the inaugural Para-sports Draft, which is a joint initiative with the APC.
For both our Sprint and Slalom intake, the AIS is looking for athletes aged between 15 – 23 who are physically fit, highly motivated, demonstrate outstanding character and have a strong desire to represent Australia at the highest level.
Athletes with an affinity for water sports, good muscle sense and a background in a fast-paced, dynamic or power-based sport are ideal candidates for the 2014 AIS Sports Draft for sprint canoe/kayak.
Previous paddling experience is not necessary but athletes with a background in non-Olympic paddle sports (such as surf life saving, stand-up paddleboarding and dragon boating) and athletes with a background in swimming are strongly encouraged to apply.
If you have the above attributes, love a challenge and are looking for a new adventure, the AIS wants to hear from you! requirements will be considered for further state-based screening sessions.
Follow the link below for more specific details on the skills required for Canoe Slalom or Sprint paddling opportunities.