Tenpin Bowling Australia is seeking expressions of interest for an intake of athletes into the 2023 National Training Squads.
TBA is seeking expressions of interest from all athletes who are current silver-level TBA registered members and meet any of the NTS Eligibility criteria that can be found listed here.
Current NTS athletes do not need to complete the application as they will be automatically considered for selection.
Introduced in 2011, the National Training Squad was created to develop a clear pathway for athletes to progress from grassroots through to elite-level competition.
Since the introduction of the concept, the squads have seen various evolution all aiming to provide the best opportunities available to develop our elite athletes to world standard, whilst remaining considerate to budgetary constraints of both TBA and individual athletes.
The NTS spans six categories:
- NTS 18 – male and female bowlers under 18 years old
- NTS 21 – male and female bowlers under 21 years old
- NTS Open- male and female bowlers over 18 years old
- NTS 50- male and female bowlers over 50 years old
- NTS 65 – male and female bowlers over 65 years old
- NTS Inclusion – four classifications for male and female bowlers including – Vision impairment, Deaf/Hearing impairment, Physical/Paralympic, and Intellectual Disability.
A selection panel is in place for each category to review the received EOI’s in conjunction with the 2022 NTS members to finalise squads for 2023.
Applications will close on 4 April 2023 at 5:00 pm AEST. No late applications will be accepted.
Tenpin Bowling Australia is currently reviewing the NTS Selection Policy and a revision of this will be published on our website once completed. In the meantime, applicants can view the 2023 National Training Squad Eligibility requirements here.
All selected NTS members will need to abide by the Code of Conduct, Member Protection Policy, and TBA Social Media Policy when they are officially part of the squad. These can be accessed on the TBA policies page here
If you have any questions regarding the 2023 NTS intake, please direct these to [email protected]
If you believe you have what it takes to be selected for a National Training Squad, please complete an application for consideration by clicking here