SA Sport Institute's Individual Athlete and Country Athlete programs open

08 Oct 2021

As part of its commitment to support all levels of sport across the state, the Marshall Government has opened applications for the South Australian Sport Institute’s (SASI’s) Individual Athlete Program (IAP) and the Country Athlete Program.


The SASI Individual Athlete Program provides a 12-month athlete scholarship, including financial support and performance services, to individual athletes who are committed to taking their ability to the highest national and international levels.

“This support program has made a positive and lasting difference for many South Australian athletes,” Minister Wingard said.

“Eleven IAP scholars were selected to represent Australia at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, with two athletes claiming three medals on the highly competitive world stage.

“In 2022, we’re providing $135,000 for the next round of successful applicants; part of the Marshall Government’s commitment to helping South Australians achieve their sporting dreams.”

The IAP is open to individuals competing in an Olympic, Paralympic or Commonwealth Games sport.

In conjunction with the opening of the IAP, Country Athlete awards are also being offered to South Australian junior athletes (aged 13 – 18 on or before 31 December 2020) who have been identified as having the potential to progress into the senior ranks and have a permanent residence more than 130km from the Adelaide GPO.

Applications for the ACP will be open until midday 17 November 2021 and applications for the IAP will be open until midday 3 November 2021.

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