The Illawarra Academy of Sport Indigenous Talent Program (ITP) provides increased and specific sporting opportunities for Indigenous athletes within the IAS catchment of Shoalhaven, Wingecarribee, Shellharbour, Kiama and Wollongong.
The program will provide talented athletes from within the IAS programs to increased level of support to enable their sporting progress. Athletes will have access to leading Aboriginal sports people from the district to assist, support and inspire them in their development. Additional support surrounding one’s culture, support mechanisms between fellow indigenous athletes, access to training opportunities and guidance on how best to progress through the sporting pathways are just some of the services offered to athletes.
The ITP provides an opportunity for the IAS to provide mentorship and a dedicated level of focus upon the outcomes and support for Indigenous athletes across the greater Shoalhaven, Illawarra and Wingecarribee region.