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.

Aajiah Jericho AFL Imogen Smith Artistic Gymnastics Phoebe Siviour Soccer
Abbey Jones Marathon Swimming Isobel Mary Batt-Doyle Athletics (Track 5000m, 10000m) Remashree Muniandy Squash
Abbey Matsen Athletics Jacob Aston Athletics Riley Grundy AFL
Abigail Batten Soccer Jason Woodard Cycling (Road) Ruby Sulicich Athletics (High Jump)
Aleesha Robertson Athletics Josiah Lim Cycling Ryan Foll Ice Hockey
Anu Francis Para-Triathlon Kamila Bok Aerobic Gymnastics Salumi Robberts Athletics – Javelin
Bailee Kendall Volleyball Kelly Whitehead Gridiron Shannon McSkimming Surf Life Saving
Bailey Dyer Athletics (Distance Running) Kiera Mueller AFL Sharni Tansell Soccer
Brad Hann Athletics (Jumps) Lachlan Burrows AFL Shelby Johnson Cycling (All disciplines)
Buse Savas Taekwondo Lucas Wigston Rowing Sophie King Aerobic Gymnastics
Cailen Hejka Athletics (Sprints) Luke Partington AFL Talia Simpson Mountain Bike (XC)
Caleb Crowden Para Table Tennis Madelene McNeil Tandem Track Cycling Tamas Milassin
Claire Hodgart Athletics / Cross Country Madeline Williams Aerobic Gymnastics Tegan Berry-Smith Taekwondo
Claudia Edmonds Hockey Matthew Fisher Basketball Tyson West Gymnastics
Cloe Griffiths Surf Life Saving Maxwell Spurling Athletics (Distance Running) Vanessa Chua Diving
Eliza MacDonald-Hall Soccer Michael Knoll AFL William Molloy Basketball
Grace Perry Tenpin Bowling Milli Gentle AFL Zachary Schwarz Indoor Cricket
Hamish Crawford Tennis Nathan Rohrlach Athletics    
Hannah Elliott Athletics Patrick Bleasel Triathlon    


How to Apply

2022 ADP applications are now open.You can email to or hand in a hard copy to FUSF reception – at the Alan Mitchell Sports Centre.
Close date is COB 25 March 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