Queensland Athletics (QA) recognises the importance of viewing athletics as “holistic” where the success of track and field is dependent on all facets of the sport, not just one particular individual or theory. From grass roots development through to the management of our high performance athletes.
There are a significant number of athletes at a club, state and national level that deserve recognition. The creation of the A-Squad and Q-Squad in 2012-13, has allowed these athletes and their coaches to receive the recognition they deserved.
The QA Q-SQUAD will target athletes who are progressing to perform well at a National Championship event, indicated by achieving qualifying performances at local Shield Meets. The purpose of the squad will be to recognise such performances through free, branded shirts and athletes and coaches being included as a Squad member on the Queensland Athletics website.
Providing a pathway for coaches and athletes is essential to continue growth in our sport. QA believe that because the sport is dynamic, it is important to focus on promotion and recognition of club, state and national athletes and coaches to ensure the maintenance and success of our high performance programs.