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Athlete Categorisation

Aligned to the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Athlete Categorisation Framework, the purpose of the Triathlon Australia (TA) Athlete Categorisation Guidelines 2021-2024 is to provide an outline of the process by which athlete categorisation will be assessed and conducted.  

The purpose of athlete categorisation is to identify athletes who have the potential to achieve Olympic and Paralympic Podium Success within two Olympic and Paralympic Cycles and support the achievement of the aims of the Triathlon Australia high performance program. Categorisation levels reflect the timeframe around which an athlete is likely to achieve podium success based on patterns of progression of podium athletes within the sport.  

Athlete categorisation is the primary mechanism for access to TA high performance environments (and agreed external daily training environment (DTE) support for Paralympic Pathway athletes) and other daily training environment support (including high performance coaching).  

Key documents 

Athlete Categorisation Guidelines 2021 – 2024 (2022 update)
Athlete Categorisation Guidelines 2021 – 2024 Supporting Documents (2022 update)
2023 Athlete Categorisation Timeline
Athlete Categorisation new athlete FAQs 23-Sep-22


Applications for athlete categorisation for 2023 have now closed.   

Categorised Athletes

The Athlete Categorisation list is current as of December 2021 (to be updated in January 2023).   

Athlete Categorisation list is current as of December 2021 under the 2021 - 2024 Athlete Categorisation Guidelines.
Para       Lauren PARKER


Para       Nic BEVERIDGE 
Able       Jacob BIRTWHISTLE
Para       David BRYANT
Para       Jonathan GOERLACH
Para       David MAINWARING (GUIDE for Jonathan GOERLACH) 
Para       Emily TAPP


Able       Brandon COPELAND
Para       Justin GODFREY
Able        Ryan FISHER 
Able        Matthew HAUSER
Able        Jaz HEDGELAND 
Able        Emma JACKSON
Able        Emma JEFFCOAT
Able       Charlotte McSHANE
Able       Kelly-Ann PERKINS
Para       Clint PICKIN
Able        Aaron ROYLE 
Able        Natalie VAN COEVORDEN 
Able        Luke WILLIAN 


Able       Kira HEDGELAND
Able        Sophie LINN 
Able        Callum McCLUSKY 
Able       Lorcan REDMOND
Able       Matthew ROBERTS
Para       Liam TWOMEY


Able       Milan AGNEW
Able       Luke BATE
Able        Chloe BATEUP 
Able        Brad COURSE 
Able        Jack CROME 
Able        Peyton CRAIG
Able       Oscar DART
Able       Charlotte DERBYSHIRE
Able        Jessica EWART-MCTIGUE 
Able       Josh FERRIS
Able       Ellie HOITINK
Para       Jack HOWELL
Able       Matilda OFFORD
Para       Jeremy PEACOCK
Able        Tara SOSINSKI 
Para       Molly WALLACE