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2024 AUSTRALIAN JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT SQUAD

With the Brisbane 2032 Olympic Games now less than nine years away and LA Olympic Games even closer, the development of current junior and cadet athletes is essential to achieve medal performances at the home Olympic Games.

The National Judo High Performance program is shared model between the Combat Institute of Australia (CombatAUS) and Judo Australia (JA) introduced in January 2021.

 

This development program is designed for identified talent not yet categorised or categorised Emerging and is delivered, and  funded by from the AIS Performance Pathway Strategic Investment Grant and our athlete families.  

2024 AUSTRALIAN JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT SQUAD

Clarissa Vumbaca               Budokan - Judo NSW 

Ivona Ristevski                    Tiger Do - Judo NSW 

Gabrielle Woodward          Veteran Grappling Club- Judo Qld 

Avalon Anskey                   Yarra Judo Club- Judo VIC

Alannah Joyce                   Darwin Judo Club - Judo NT

Taylah Hayes                     Kokoro Judo - Judo Tas

Timeo Tournier*                  Judo International - Judo WA

Jad Reda                           Tiger Do - Judo NSW 

Jack Bannister                    Ohori Judo Club - Judo Qld 

Angus Hutcheon                 UniNSW Judo Club - Judo 

Vas Middleton                    Judo International - Judo WA 

Kimi Jost                            UniWA Judo Club - Judo WA 

Nicholas McClifty               Tiger Do - Judo NSW

Tom Cramp                        Grappling Bros - Judo ACT

Keishin Ochi                      UniWA Judo Club - Judo WA

Carstens Beyers*                Yarra Judo Club - Judo VIC

Bailey Eames                     Shogun Hills Judo Club - Judo QLD

Nathan Carroll                   Yarra Judo Club - Judo VIC

Lucas Vladich-McKenzie      Australian Institute of Judo - Judo WA 

Ilan Cloete*                       Ohori Judo Club - Judo QLD

*Indicates Emerging Categorised Athlete

 

 

 

 

 

MOVING THROUGH THE PATHWAY PROGRAM

In order to create sustainable success for judo in Australia, it is essential that there is an adequate pathway program for young athletes who are working towards international representation.

 

This includes providing support for:

· Technical and tactical development;

· Physical development;

· Performance behaviour and psychological development,

· Optimised environment to thrive and develop in.

Judo Australia Athletes as part of the Development Squad or

categorised Emerging are under the direction of JA and can

be either Cadet, Junior, or Senior depending on the

international results and commitment to date.

Research shows it takes successful athletes 8-10 years to

progress through the pathway and achieve senior

international performances. This can only be achieved if

athletes train and compete consistently from year to year

and are exposed to challenges that are

developmentally appropriate.

JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT SQUAD CALENDAR 2024

Note - A mid-year review/selection process will be conducted after the 2024 National Championships by exception only.  Athletes athletes may be added to the selected group if their performance in the first six months of the year warrants their addition.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATON ABOUT THE NATIONAL PATHWAYS PROGRAM:

Contact Maria Pekli - GM Pathways and Performance 

maria.pekli@ausjudo.com.au

SENIOR BOYS AND GIRLS

CADET

Development

Squad

JUNIOR

Development

Squad

UNDER 23

Development

Squad

EMERGING

DEVELOPING

PODIUM

POTENTIAL

PODIUM

READY

PODIUM

Aoife Coughlan - Australian Development Squad/Pathways Graduate,

now Podium Ready Categorised Athlete 

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