Racewalker and UWA Student Athlete Declan Tingay joins the development National Athlete Support Structure (NASS) as one of the 101 athletes in the system.
The NASS is a high performance system that provides support to individual athletes who have the highest potential to contribute to the goals of the Australian Institute of Sport’s (AIS) Winning Edge.
Declan joins a range of world-class athletes in the NASS, including London 2017 IAAF World Champion Sally Pearson and 2016 Paralympic Champions Scott Reardon and James Turner.
Declan previously won gold in the under 20 10,000m walk at the 2017 Australian Athletics Championships in March, clocking 42:09.52.
Declan is also a participant in the UWA Student Athlete Development Program, which assists him in balancing national and international travel for competitions with his commitments to study in sports science.
Athletes supported by the NASS are assigned an Athletics Australia Performance Advisor, providing a clear line of communication between the national body, them and their personal coach and support network.
Currently in China completing a four day race, the NASS assistance comes at the perfect time for Declan as he continues to progress his career forward.
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