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Classification: Physical Impairment

Tuesday, 21 May 2019 | Media

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Event date: 23/06/2019 - 25/06/2019 Export event


National Level Classification Opportunity: Physical Impairment

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: Sunday 23rd June - Tuesday 25th June
Time: 8am-2pm
Venue: Townsville Sports Reserve, Townsville
Competition: Held in conjunction with the Oceania Athletics Championships

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 (use this form)
Visual Impairment: Australian Paralympic Committee
Hearing impairment: Deaf Sports Australia
Transplant Athlete: Transplant Australia
Intellectual Impairment: Inclusion Sport (AusRapid)

If you are wishing to obtain a classification for an impairment group other than physical impairment please follow this link to the 'Get Classified' page on the Athletics Australia website for more information of your classification process.

DETAILS

Registration for classification is required in advance and limited places are available. If there is strong demand, preference will be given to athletes who will be competing in State or National Competitions. 

Cost:
There is no cost to register or to attend a classification appointment.

Appointment Day/Time:
Appointments are generally between 45-60 minutes in length. You will have the ability to select your time preferences as part of this registration form.

Do I need to supply anything else?
Athletes must provide a copy of a letter from their medical specialist (e.g. neurologist, rehabilitation specialist, orthopedic specialist) stating and outlining their diagnosis in addition to completing this form. Further details will be provided upon completion of this form.

What happens next?
Athletics North Queensland will contact athletes who register for classification and will allocate an appointment time slot for them on one of the 3 available days. If the opportunity is full, athletes will be informed they are placed on a waiting list and be able to attend the next available classification.