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Junior High Performance

The National Junior High Performance Program aims to provide junior athletes with pathways to best assist their development into senior international athletes. Elite junior athletes and their personal coaches are given access to educational sessions, coaching assistance and medical screening and support.

The National Under 17 Development Squad

Launched in 2006 this squad consists of under 17 aged athletes in each discipline selected on potential and is renewed annually.

Click here for further information on the squad.


The National Under 19 Talent Squad

This squad commenced in 2007 and focuses on athletes who the selectors identify as having the ability to take the next step to international success as a senior athlete.

Click here for further information on the squad


Junior International Teams

Each year the Junior High Performance program supports the inclusion of an Australian Team at international championships. Through this program athletes are supported to the IAAF world junior championships, the IAAF world youth championships, the Commonwealth Youth Championships and the Youth Olympic Games.

Click here for further information regarding Junior International Teams.

National Junior Coaches

The National Junior Coaching group includes the following coaches. They are responsible for assisting with talent identification in their discipline and for working with the athlete and personal coach of Under 17 and 19 squad athletes.

Grant Ward- Javelin 

Mark Stewart - Pole Vault

Megan Szirom - Walks

Lyn Foreman - Hurdles

Nicky Frey - Distance

Nicole Boegman-Stewart - Long Jump and Triple Jump

Sandro Bisetto - High Jump

Karyne Di Marco - Hammer

Scott Martin - Discus and Shot Put

Paul Pearce - Sprints

Steve Cain - Combined Events 

Junior High Performance Contacts

Sara Mulkearns
National Junior High Performance Manager

Address: Athletics House, Level 2, 31 Aughtie Drive, Albert Park, VIC, 3206
Email: sara.mulkearns@athletics.org.au


Jennifer Chan
Junior High Performance Coordinator 

Address: Athletics House, Level 2, 31 Aughtie Drive, Albert Park, VIC, 3206
Email: jennifer.chan@athletics.org.au


Position Vacant 
National Junior Coaching Coordinator

Address: Athletics House, Level 2, 31 Aughtie Drive, Albert Park, VIC, 3206
Email: 

Athletics Australia
Athletics House 
Level 2, 31 Aughtie Drive 
Albert Park  VIC 3206  

P +61 3 8646 4550 
F +61 3 8646 4560 
E athletics@athletics.org.au