Improving determinants of Australian sports talent identification and development: a multi-disciplinary approach [ 2010 - 2012 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Toohey Prof Kristine; Prof Daniel C Funk; A/Prof Geoffrey W Woolcock; Dr Clare MacMahon; Prof Allan G Hahn; Prof Christopher J Auld; Dr Damian T Farrow; Prof Adrian Bauman; Dr Juanita R Weissensteiner; Dr Jason P Gulbin

Brief description Sport is important to many Australians. Our sport successes enhance our national identity, generate community pride and attract mega sport events. Currently our sport talent identification and development (TID) systems have been surpassed by our international rivals who borrowed from and improved our knowledge. This project will help regain Australia's international advantage and again make Australian TID the international benchmark. Results will highlight the role of TID practices in improving recreational participation and maximising, attracting, developing and retaining sport talent. This will result in improved use of sports limited TID funding by providing greater understanding of factors that influence elite selection and sport development.

Funding Amount $348,000

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