It’s called Youfor2032 – a talent scout program launched by the state government to search across Queensland for home grown athletes to compete at the Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic games.
It’s Australia’s largest ever athlete talent identification programs.
The state government is expecting around 50,000 registrations, from which 20,000 will undergo comprehensive athletic testing.
“Each will be assessed for speed, endurance, agility, resilience, cognitive ability, winning mindset and determination for gold in 2032,” said Sport Minister Stirling Hinchliffe.
“Youfor2032 expects to discover around 400 athletes, giving them access to great coaches, excellent facilities and expert support to accelerate development across 17 sports, from triathlon to sprint canoeing.”
Funding for this program has been doubled to $29.3 million and will look to discover potential Olympians aged 13 to 23 and Paralympians aged 13 to 30.
The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) is on board with the program.
“Youfor2032 will spread awareness, spark interest in Brisbane 2032 and hopefully inspire young athletes to chase their Olympic dreams,” the AOC said.
Paralympics Australia CEO Catherine Clark said the program is a great initiative to help discover the next generation of talent.
“High-performance requires incredible courage, hard work and perseverance. These are traits Queenslanders are renowned for, so I am confident we are going to unearth some exciting talent,” Ms Clark said.
If you think you or your child has got what it takes, you can register at: https://youfor2032.initiatives.qld.gov.au/.