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Athletes competing in a multiclass event

Metropolitan West School Sport encourages all students in affiliated schools to participate in an inclusive environment with their peers at Regional, State and National level.

Athletes are selected from the Regional Trial to compete at the Queensland School Sport State Championships in

     - Swimming (10-12 years and 13-19 years),

     - Cross Country (10-12 years and 13-19 years) 

     - Track and Field (10-12 years and 13-19 years)

Qualifying standards are calculated for each sport. Students wishing to nominate as a multi-class athlete for the Metropolitan West School Sport swimming, cross country or track and field regional trials must do so through their school and in turn, be included in the district team nominations for these events and compete at the Metropolita West Regional trial.

 

National Level Classification Opportunity

Please be aware there is a National Level Classification opportunity in Brisbane on the 7th March.
 
WHO SHOULD ATTEND A NATIONAL LEVEL CLASSIFICATION?
 
Athletes with a physical impairment who wish to compete at a National Athletics Championships - athletes may be new, or may hold a State Level Athletics Classification (Provisional).

OR

Athletes who currently hold a National Level Classification with a "Review" or "Review 2019" status. 
 
Please Note - New athletes, or athletes that only compete in club, regional or state championship events, are only required to hold a State Level Classification (Provisional). More information about State Level Classifications are available here.

 

 

Step by Step Guide to Classification

All students with an eligible disability must be classified if they wish to participate in in representative school sport in multi-class events. 

A Classification Step by Step guide.pdf has been developed to assist you wit this process. The classification system summary provides a definition of each classification.  Some changes have been made to the classification categories effective 1 July 2018. 
 
 
 

Athletes with a Visual Impairment (VI)

For information please visit the Australian Paralympic website.

Athletes with an Intellectual Disability (ID)

For information please visit the Sport Inclusion Australia website.

Students with an Intellectual Disability must pay an initial registration fee for their classification for thie entire schooling years.  However, to access Sport Inclusion Australia's resources, sporting opportunities and funding sources Sport Inclusion Australia classification must be renewed annually. 

Athletes with a Hearing Loss (HI)

For information please visit the Deaf Sports and Recreation Qld website.

Athletes with a Physical disability (PI)

For information please visit the Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association website.​