CLIFTON BEACH/TASMANIA(August 22nd/2022): Two of Tassie’s brightest junior prospects in Cowan Duncan and Marvin Freeman have been selected in the Surfing Australia Talent ID program.
The pair will have access to the full resources of the Surfing Australia High Performance Centre and Surfing Australia High Performance coaching staff as part of the program.
Both Duncan and Freeman have been standouts in both the Woolworths State Junior Titles and Surfer Groms Comps series with High Performance Staff identifying the pair as having outstanding future potential through fitting the selection criteria below.
TALENT ID CAMP – SELECTION CRITERIA
Surfers must have future potential to succeed at World Tour and Olympics. Surfers may be selected if there are matching or leading international standard as assessed by the ‘Skill Matrix’ with a TID lens. The Skills Matrix will focus on ‘high performance surfing’ in particular specific manoeuvres (airs & turns) and wave profiles (beach breaks & points breaks). See Skills Matrix below.
Athletes may be selected based on results/performances at key benchmark in Surfing Australia’s National Juniors Rankings System and showcase ‘high performance surfing’ whilst in competition.
Athletes may be selected from outstanding performance in TID selection camp held at Surfing Australia’s High Performance Centre. State Associations, coaches, major brands will be consulted in choosing surfers for the selection camp and will also be based off the Skill Matrix. AGE Athletes must be 16 years old or under during current calendar year to be considered for selection. Additional considerations for selection
Athletes who are courageous, determined, self-motivated, respectful, open minded, hungry to learn and improve will be considered favourably.
PHYSICAL MOVEMENT COMPETENCY
Athletes who have high levels of physical movement competency in sports such as Freestyle Gymnastics (or similar), Parkour, Skateboarding, Snowboarding, Trampolining and/or Dance will be considered favourably.