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  • 08 Apr 2024 6:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Just 109 days before the start of the Olympic Games Paris 2024, the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) World Cup Series 2024 are kicking off in Keqiao, China, with the first Boulder World Cup competition on Chinese territory since Wujiang 2019.
    Scheduled over three days – from 8 to 10 April – Keqiao 2024 is meant to be the first half of a double-header that will also include the World Cup Wujiang 2024, featuring Lead and Speed competitions and scheduled from 12 to 14 April.
    Of the 16 climbers that have already qualified for Paris 2024 in the two Boulder & Lead event, 10 are registered to compete in Keqiao, including Tokyo 2020 gold medallist Janja Garnbret and bronze medallist Jakob Schubert of Austria.

  • 05 Apr 2024 5:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    SCA can confirm the athletes competing the first two rounds of the 2024 IFSC World Cup season starting in China on 8th April.

    IFSC World Cup 1 – Keqiao, CHN (Boulder), 8 – 10 April

    Oceana Mackenzie
    Maya Stasiuk
    Emily Scott
    Campbell Harrison
    Dylan Parks

    IFSC World Cup 2 – Wujiang, CHN (Lead), 11 – 14 April

    Maya Stasiuk
    Emily Scott
    Roxy Perry
    Campbell Harrison
    Dylan Parks

    The team will be accompanied by SCA National team coaches Irene Torrealba and Khosro Hashemzadeh.

    Good luck to the team!

    Don’t forget to watch all the action and support your Australian athletes via the IFSC youtube channel here

  • 26 Mar 2024 10:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    SCA is proud to announce our inaugural list of Nationally Categorised Athletes for 2024 based on the recently developed SCA Athlete Categorisation Framework.  

    Athlete Categorisation Frameworks are developed in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Sport to provide a consistent basis, both within and across sports to: 

    • Identify the athletes with the greatest potential to contribute to Australia consistently winning medals at major international events; 
    • Inform the prioritisation of support to these athletes; and 
    • Track their performance over time.

    The confirmed 2024 list of SCA Nationally Categorised Athletes is:

    • Campbell Harrison, VIC (Podium Potential)
    • Oceana Mackenzie, VIC (Podium Potential)
    • Dylan Parks, NSW (Emerging)
    • Dylan Soin, NSW (Emerging)
    • Grace Crowley, VIC (Emerging)
    • Maxim Pare, WA (Emerging)
    • Maya Stasiuk, VIC (Emerging)

    The 2024 SCA Athlete Categorisation Framework can be found here

    Congratulations to the named athletes!

  • 15 Feb 2024 7:04 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The 2024 domestic season gets underway this weekend with the 2024 NSW/ACT Youth Boulder Titles. Over 150 youth athletes have registered for the one day even which is being hosted by Climbfit Kirrawee.

    Athletes are vying for spots on the NSW team for the Nationals Youth Championships which will be held in  South East Queensland in April.

    Good luck to all athletes competing this weekend!

  • 08 Dec 2023 5:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sport Climbing Australian is proud to announce the Australian Paraclimbing team.  The 2024 team will be our biggest yet with 14 athletes selected to represent Australia. The team has doubled in size from 7 athletes in 2023, an amazing achievement which can be put down to the hard work of Sian Spencer, Katie Kaminsky, Alex McInnes and Sarah Lacombe.

    Returning to the team for 2024 is multiple world cup podium athlete Sarah Larcombe along with Russell Harrison, father of Olympian Campbell Harrison, Eddie Sparks, Araminta McLennan, Michael Tarulli and Jessie Baiyatarkis.

    All the new members of the team attended a training camp in Sydney in November which provided them the opportunity to training in a new team environment and to learn from the experienced members of the team of what is involved in completing at the international level.

    The 2024 Paraclimbing season will see events in Salt lake City, Innsbruck in Austria  and France.

    We wish 2024 Paraclimbing team the very best for the season ahead.

    2024 Paraclimbing Team.pdf

  • 08 Dec 2023 4:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sport Climbing Australia is proud to announce the 2024 Sport Climbing Team. 

    The team consists of our 2 Olympic representatives, Oceania Mackenzie and Campbell Harrison who book their ticket to Paris at the recent Oceania Qualifier in Melbourne.

    Joining them are some familiar faces, Roxy Perry, Ben Abel, Max Pare and Aiden Yanev. Both Max and Aiden will be in their second year of Open competition.  Making a return to the Open team is Sam Lavender who had a couple of years off competition to concentrate on route setting. Sam had outstanding performances at the lead selection event and Boulder championships.

    Also in their second year of Open competition are Maya Statiuk, Dylan Parks and Dylan Soin and they will be joined by other youth climbers Emily Scott, Summer Fraser and Atako Nakamura. Showing the sports future is bright with this pool of young talent to get their first taste of Open International competition.

    We wish all athletes  a successful 2024 season.

    2024 Open Team.pdf

  • 03 Nov 2023 3:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Sport Climbing Australia is pleased to introduce Ian Melvin as our newly appointed National Performance Pathway Manager. Ian brings an extensive and deep understanding of the Australian sport system and will be working to ensure SCA's high performance program is better integrated with the broader Australian sport system and getting more support.

    Ian was previously a Senior High Performance Manager at the Queensland Academy of Sport, where he supported athletes and programs in delivering performance outcomes. Previously,  he was a Performance Pathway Coaching Consultant at the Australian Institute of Sport, contributing to the design and implementation of successful performance pathways for athletes and coaches alike. Ian's global experience in coaching cycling further strengthens his qualifications, making him an exceptional fit for the role of Performance Pathway Manager at SCA.

    Ian is SCA’s first full time employee and our first Performance Pathway Manager. His arrival signifies a momentous step forward in our quest to elevate the sport of climbing within Australia. His expertise and dedication to sport are a valuable asset to our organisation. This past week, Ian along with members of our national coaching team attended the AIS conference: World Class to World Best. This was a great opportunity to introduce Ian to the broader high performance system in his new role and demonstrates SCA's commitment to engage with the wider sporting community.

    We extend our warmest welcome to Ian and look forward to seeing what he can achieve.

  • 14 Sep 2023 3:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    IFSC is delighted to communicate that Campbell Harrison has been elected as a new member of the IFSC Athletes’ Commission for the term 2023-2027.

    We are glad to see Mr Harrison become an athlete representative and look forward to working together with him in this new role. He will bring a positive contribution to the Commission, to athletes, and to Sport Climbing as a whole. (Pietro Gianoglio - IFSC General Affairs Officer)

    Campbell is one of our most senior and experience members of the International team and brings years of knowledge and experience to the role. We wish him all the very best with this new role.

  • 07 Sep 2023 12:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Sport Australia Hall of Fame (SAHOF) is investing in our athletes of the future, naming 10 emerging stars who will receive Tier 2 scholarships in its 2024 Scholarship and Mentoring Program. 

    Thrill-seeking schoolgirl Maya Stasiuk, 15, is taking Australia to new heights. She started indoor climbing at the age of four after her parents decided that climbing up doorframes and six-metre trees was too dangerous. Now she's hoping to qualify for Paris 2024.

    "I am so grateful and honoured to receive a Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship. This scholarship will provide me with support from a network of extraordinary Australian athletes. These are people who have been, or are still, on the same journey as myself. As a young athlete in an emerging sport, it is vital to have the support necessary to travel, compete and train so that I can stand amongst the best in the world.”

    Maya Stasiuk on being selected as a 2024 Tier 2 Scholarship Holder

    "Sport Climbing Australia congratulates Maya for her selection to the 2023 Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship & Mentoring Program. Maya's exceptional performance in the 2022 Open Boulder National Championships, securing first position, reflects her outstanding talent and dedication. Her commendable participation in IFSC World Cups and recent Youth World Championships, achieving 23rd and 26th positions in Lead and Bouldering respectively, highlights her potential at just 15 years old. With her remarkable achievements and dedication to her sport, we are confident that Maya will achieve great things in the climbing world.”

    Sport Climbing Australia Chair, Philip Goebel 

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