21 February 2007

Australian targets for the talent ID programme

ASC looks to next generation of talented athletes@ASC

A total of 17 sports are involved in the project, funded by the Australian Government to the tune of $20 million dollars over the next four years.

A major part of the initial four year project is the identification and development of indigenous athletes in the sports of boxing, track and field, hockey, basketball and field hockey.

Money will also be invested in developing Australian talent in sports that are popular and successful in Asia, including judo, badminton and short-track skating.

At a function at the AIS in Canberra today the ASC’s NTID program demonstrated some of these talent search initiatives in shooting, indigenous boxing, tae kwon do and badminton.

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