St James Students Participate in Youfor2032 Talent Identification Program

Latest News, Wednesday, 05 Apr 2023

Nine St James College Indigenous students participated in the first step of the Youfor2032 Talent Identification Program last term.

The Queensland Academy of Sport QAS program was run in conjunction with a Deadly Choices program and aims to target students aged between 13-24 who display sporting talent. 

The students spent the day participating in agility, speed, and endurance testing activities. Furthermore, they had the opportunity to hear from two Olympians, swimmer Brooke Hanson and weightlifter Brandon Wakeling.

St James College Indigenous Liaison Officer Ms Tara Button-Wright said she jumped at the chance for the students after the college was approached by QAS and Deadly Choices to organise the testing and talent identification event.

 “The students put in an amazing effort,” Ms Button-Wright said.

“In the coming weeks, our students will receive feedback on the testing, and it will indicate if they move on to the next round of testing.”

According to the QAS website, students selected for the program will receive world-class training, coaching, and development support from State and National Sporting Organizations in collaboration with the Queensland Academy of Sport.