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Queensland Athletics' A & Q Squads

The Queensland Athletics A & Q Squads recognise athletes achievement in track and field, cross country and road running/race walking.

Now in there sixth season the A & Q Squad program has been a resounding success. In its inaugural year (2013) the squads recognised the achievement of almost 250 athletes, before growing to over 400 athletes in 2015. Queensland Athletics is excited by athletes push squad numbers higher in 2018-19.

Qualification for the 2018-19 Squads will be open from July 1st until June 30th, 2019. 

2018-19 A Squad

In 2018 Queensland Athletics is making some changes to qualification for the A Squad. Colloquially known as "Australia's Top 8" the Squad was previously based around standards that reflected a five year average of National Championships top eight performances for each event. Qualification for the A Squad will now be purely through top 8 placings at any of the following Championships.


1.      Australian Cross Country Championships

2.      Australian All Schools Championships

3.      Australian Junior Combined Events Championships

4.      Australian Track & Field Championships

5.      Other relevant Open National Titles (eg. Zatopek 10,000m, 20km Race Walking Championships)

The A Squad will continue to recognise the very elite of Queensland talent, with a higher emphasis of performing on the big stage of a National Championships. 

2018-19 Squad ListSelection Policy 

2018-19 Q Squad

The Q Squad, "Queensland Talent", has been established to recognise the Queensland athletes that have achieved a performance of notable standard.

The standards have been set to reflect performances of a standard above Australian Championship Entry Standards that have not met the A Squad standard.

2018-19 Squad List Selection Policy Nomination Form

Past Squads


A Squad Q Squad 



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