Pathway Program

Future Champions

As a member academy of the Regional Academies of Sport (RAS), we are a key system partner of the NSW Office of Sport’s Future Champions Strategy. The Future Champions is a strategy launched in 2019 by the NSW Office of Sport, that aims to equip and empower our foundational and emerging athletes (and their parents, coaches etc.) to fulfill their sporting aspirations and engage and unite our pathways sector and stakeholders to provide them the best support at the right time.For more information about the NSW Office of Sport Future Champions Strategy click below


Adapted from the original FTEM Framework (Gulbin, Croser, Morley & Weissensteiner, 2013), the FTEM NSW Participant and Athlete Framework developed by the NSW Office of Sport, is directly informing and supporting the guidance and ongoing support provided by the Office of Sport Pathways team including the NSW Government’s Future Champions – Pathways to Sporting Success strategy.

The Regional Academies of Sport are recognised in the FTEM model. The Hunter and Central Coast Academies of Sport and the other regional academies in NSW are commissioned by many sports, via their State Sporting Organisation, to operate in the T (Talent) section of the pathway moving athletes from T1 to T4.

For more information about FTEM NSW resources, follow this link