Athletics Australia and the University of Melbourne have today begun to accept applications for the upcoming 2017 Raise the Bar Academy, to be held on the university’s campus from 16 -20 January 2017.
Now in its third year, the Raise the Bar Academy is open to indigenous students entering Year 11 or 12, with the aim of supporting those who are interested in pursuing tertiary education and a career in the sports industry.
The free program consists of a five-day summer residence camp at the University of Melbourne. Participants will get to train with some of Australia’s best athletes, develop new skills in athletics coaching, connect directly with sports industry professionals and learn about how they can access the University of Melbourne’s Indigenous pathways.
The Raise the Bar Academy will welcome up to 35 participants.