Youth News

The Australian Short Track Speed Skating Team has been selected for January’s Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF)...

Up and coming swimming sensation, Daniel Smith is looking forward to making a spectacular splash at the 2007 Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF), in Sydney from 17-21 January. His domination at the Australian Age Championships earlier this year brought the 14-year-old into the spotlight with a monstrous tally of eight individual gold medals

The Australian Canoe/Kayak Slalom Team has been selected for January’s Australian Youth Olympic Festival with eight of the ten athletes having already experienced international competition at this year’s junior world championships.

The action on Sydney Harbour is set to heat up this summer following the announcement of the Australian sailing

Australia’s latest diving sensation Melissa Wu will get a taste of the Olympics two years before Beijing after being named in the Australian Diving team to contest the Australian Youth Olympic Festival in Sydney, January 17-21. Wu made a splash earlier this year when she won her first National title in the 10m platform at just 13, before winning silver at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne in the 10m Synchro with partner Alex Croak.

Exciting fourteen-year-olds Daniel Smith and Ellese Zalewski will spearhead a 32-strong Australian Flippers Swim Team announced today for next year’s Australian Youth Olympic Festival in Sydney from January 17-21, 2007.

AOC President John Coates

More sports and more athletes than ever before! It is 100 days until the fourth edition of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF). The AYOF continues to grow with the best young athletes from Australia and around the world converging on Sydney for five days of competition from January 17- 21 2007. This dedicated Festival website is now live. The site features vision, an interactive screensaver, downloadable maps and the latest news.

In the short history of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival no athlete has created such a stir as swimmer Travis Nederpelt who won a record seven gold medals in 2003. The 17-year-old from Perth made history winning all seven events he contested. His victories included the 400, 800 and 1500m freestyle, 200 and 400 metre individual medley, 200m butterfly and he was a member of the 4 x 200m freestyle relay team.

Young shooter on the Mark

18 September 2006

Gold medallist Russell Mark is helping a young shooter from Colac in Victoria realise his dream to compete for Australia at the...

She has very limited use of her right arm but that hasn’t stopped 16-year-old Victorian, Melissa Tapper, from joining the...