About the program
WPQ are committed to the development of sub elite athletes. Our primary role here is to identify and develop talented athletes, including those with potential to reach this level, with the aim of providing a sufficient pool of talented athletes to sustain high performance programs and activities in our sport. Such opportunities include pathways to selection in the Queensland Academy of Sport, National Youth Squads, state teams, etc.
The EAP is a training program that is designed to provide potential emerging athletes with high performance expectations with a solid grounding in fundamental skills and physical preparation. This training occurs in an intensive environment to enhance their development as an EAP athlete.
EAP Squad numbers will be limited to a maximin of 30 athletes per gender. The number of players may fluctuate and WPQ is under no obligation to have the maximum number of athletes involved.
The EAP Head Coach will attend WPQ domestic competitions throughout the year and liaise with the QAS Coach, State Coaches and selectors following competitions to identify talented athletes.
At any time during the year a talent-identified athlete may be invited to trial in the program. This probationary period may take two forms.
Firstly if there is a period when current athletes sustain a medium to long term injury or are extensively touring internationally or have medium to long term commitments that require them to be absent from the program, talent identified athletes may be invited to train for this period. The intention is to provide additional training for the athlete but not for them to become full time athletes within the program and on the return of the current athlete they will return to their normal training.
Secondly a formal trial may take place. A talent-identified athlete will participate in a 3-week trial within the program, followed by a review. If they are deemed to have met attendance, performance and conduct expectations of the EAP Head Coach then they will be asked to undertake a further 4 week probationary period followed by another review. If expectations are met they will be asked to join the program on a full time basis.
· Visiting international and domestic teams
· Training Camp with other state EAP Programs
· Pan Pacs Auckland
· EAP Challenge
The WPQ EAP program is a non-profit, user pays program that offers specialist coaching to aspiring athletes. Applicants will be advised of costs accordingly. Costs are shared and include: Pool Entry, Pool Hire, Lane Hire, Uniform, Coaching Fees, Equipment & Lectures.
Invoices will be produced quarterly and are payable prior to the commencement of each program block. Costs are up-front non-refundable for each training block. No make-up or refunds will be issued for non attendance of sessions.
To the athlete and parents of those athletes classified as ‘minors’ (under 18):
As an emerging athlete, responsibility for understanding and honouring what is expected of them by way of conduct, commitment and expectations rests with the athlete.
It is important that all athletes understand that the QWPI EAP exists as a high performance emerging group of athletes. Athletes in the EAP squad are changeable at the discretion of the EAP Head Coach. Details of expectations relating to attendance, performance and conduct can be found later in this document.
All Australian squad athletes within the squad will work with the EAP Head Coach and their corresponding National Coach to ensure that the program is meeting their requirements. The training program for these athletes may differ from others involved in the EAP.
The EAP squads may train periodically with the QAS Women’s Squad or Queensland State Teams or National League Teams. These sessions are aimed at increasing match play and tactical awareness training within the program.
EAP squads may tour nationally, internationally and host other high performance activity for training and competitions. Athletes must make all efforts to be available for these tours.
EAP squad members are expected to be available to participate in Queensland State Representative Teams for which they are selected in addition to representing their Club in domestic competition and state championships.
If an athlete chooses to cease being a member of the EAP Program for any reason, then written notice must be provided to the QWPI Executive Director with a brief explanation of why they are leaving the program. All outstanding fees must be settled before departure.
Current Womens Squad
Training Update Week Commencing 15 April2013
Training commencing 6 May 2013
2013 Women's Squad
Junior Squad: Nicola Johnson
Senior Squad: Mel Rippon
Training Senior Squad
Tuesday 6.00-9.00pm @ Somerville
Thursday 6.00-9.00pm @ Somerville
+ approprate state training if in squad
Training Junior Squad
Saturday 1.00-3.00pm @ Stuartholme
+ approprate state training if in squad
2013 EAP Women Squads
2013 Women EAP Squad Announcment and training click here
Senior Women Coach: Melissa Rippon
B94: Savannah Forth, Emma Jones, Ainsley Masek, Emma Williams
B95: Tiana Anderson, Bella Anderrson, Tyler Baillie, Okkie Bellekens, Paris Bromfield, Bec Lunney, Katelyn Shetherline, Maddie Stockwell, Sophie Ulcoq
B96: Sally Coburn, Christobel Hill-Smith, Georgia Hole, Chloe Parer, Ellodie Ruffin, Aoife Scales, Ash Roberts, Sophie Nasser.
Training: SENIOR WOMEN
Term 4 commencing Thursday 10 October (cxl'd due to NTC games) and concluding Saturday 14 December
Thursdays 6.30 - 9.00pm Somerville
Saturdays 7.00 - 9.00am Stuartholme
09 OCTOBER JUNIOR WOMEN'S TRANING SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO CLUB COMMITMENTS
Junior Women Coach: Nicola Johnson
B96: Alessia Di Bartolomeo, Olivia DiClemente, Georgia Hickey, Brooke Ploughman, Phoebe Sumner
B97: Amy Burrell, Nicola Cook, Rani Crouch, Meg Kennedy, Bridget Leeson-Smith, Eloise Williams
B98: Ruby Andrews, Dakota Kenwood, Stephanie George, Meg Hudnott, Eilish Moore, Olivia McDonald, Hannah McWilliam, Gabriella Palm, Alice Williams
Current Men's Squad
Men Coach: Rob Maitland
Squad Members: Reed Douyere-Pate, Jacob Kinneally, Shaun Pratt, William Armstrong, Zac Hudson, Jack Bell, Roy Campbell, Alexander Cooper, Bede Denham, Ben Dilda, Patrick Flanagan, Tom Hardy, Noah Harron, Liam Johns, Matthew Lenarduzzi, Lachlan Lyndon, Cole Miller, Hugh Morris, Kieran Mulcahy, Jermey Nak, Nicolas Pace, Matthew Singer, Darcy Moreland, Nicholas Porter
TRAINING TERM 4:
Friday 18 October 6.00 - 8.00pm @ All Hallows
Saturday 19 October7.00 - 9.00am @ All Hallows