PARA-ATHLETICS CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM
In sport, classification exists so that athletes compete in fair and equal competition. Most sports have simple classification systems that group athletes according to age, gender or weight. In Paralympic Sport, the wide range of sports and disabilities create unique classification systems. Paralympic classification groups athletes according to how their disability impacts on their sport. Athletes compete against others with similar disabilities, so that the athletes who succeed do so on the basis of athletic performance.
For more information please refer to Athletics Australia's National Classification Information
Athletics WA is conducting a classification opportunity for athletes with a physical impairment in Western Australia wishing to be classified for athletics.
Athletes will be assessed for a National Classification, enabling eligible athletes to compete up to and including National Championship events in their sport.
Who can apply for a classification? This form is for athletes with a physical impairment only, however any athlete with a disability can apply to receive a classification. There are five national bodies that conduct athlete classifications for Athletics;
Physical impairment: Athletics Australia & Its Member Associations
Visual Impairment: Australian Paralympic Committee
Hearing impairment: Deaf Sports Australia
Transplant Athlete: Transplant Australia
Intellectual Impairment: AUSRAPID
If you are wishing to obtain a classification for another of the above impairment groups please follow this link to the 'Get Classified' page on the Athletics Australia website for more information of your classification process.
Athletes age 8 years and above are encouraged to attend.
Dates: Saturday 20 January 2018 (2:00pm - 8:00pm).
Classification usually takes between 45 - 60 minutes.
Location: WA Athletics Stadium, Herb Elliot Drive, Mt Claremont (next door to HBF Stadium)
Parking: Free parking is available at the stadium
Cost: There is no cost to attend classification
Registration: Bookings are required in advance and limited places are available. Click on 'register' above to proceed with registration
Contact: For further information please contact Athletics WA on (08) 6272 0480
What do I need to bring?
Athletes must bring a letter from their medical specialist (e.g. neurologist, rehabilitation specialist, orthopedic specialist) stating and outlining their diagnosis. Athletes will be provided further information about preparing for National Level Classification following registration for classification. Information is also available on the Athletics Australia website.
Classification sessions are limited, book early to avoid disappointment