Mountain Bike

This program is supported by:          

   AusCycling NSW

The 2023 program nominations will open late January 2023 


Athlete Eligibility

  • Athletes in the following Cycling NSW Age groups:
    • U15s (Born in 2008 & 2009)
    • U17s (Born in 2006 & 2007)
    • U19s (Born in 2004 & 2005)
  • Athletes must be a gold license holder of AusCycling
  • Reside within the Hunter Region
  • Attend School within the Hunter Region
  • Registered with a Local Club/Association
  • Athletes will be identified based on cycling performances over the last 12 months


Athlete Benefits

The following benefits will apply to those selected in the program:

  • Training Sessions to Further Develop Skills
  • Access to a Network of Specialised Coaches
  • Athlete Education in Topics such as Nutrition and Sport Psychology
  • Strength and Conditioning Coaching and Program
  • Competition and Development Opportunities through targeted events
  • Regional Inter-Academy training days TBC



A program and uniform levy will be applicable to selected athletes. 



The Mountain Bike program will join a number of successful Hunter Academy of Sport Programs working in partnership with the relevant State Sporting Organisation to provide a talent program progressing athletes through Levels T1-T4 on the FTEM athlete development pathway (pictured below). More information on the FTEM Athlete Framwork NSW can be found HERE


FTEM Model 2020