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Para Athlete Classification Day

The Para-Athletics Classification System

In sport, classification exists so that athletes compete in fair and equal competition. Most sports have simple classification systems that group athletes according to age, gender or weight. In Paralympic Sport, the wide range of sports and disabilities create unique classification systems. Paralympic classification groups athletes according to how their disability impacts on their sport. Athletes compete against others with similar disabilities, so that the athletes who succeed do so on the basis of athletic performance.

Classification is not a requirement for general participation in athletics and all athletes are also encouraged to participate and compete in mainstream opportunities where appropriate.


Next Classification Opportunities

Saturday 23rd May 2015

Athletics SA Stadium


Classification is a free service to anyone wishing to compete in athletes. You must express your interest in order to be classified. Certain athletes will get priority based on state or international competitions.

Expressions of interests will close a week before the scheduled date, after which athletes will be allocated a timeslot and will be provided more information.

How to express an interest:

To express an interest follow the promts on this page





Full Information

Full Australia Calendar of Classification Opportunities

Classification Master list

Classification Information

More Information and FAQ


For more information please contact Natasha Hudoba.

Youth Programs and Performance Coordinator

Athletics South Australia

A: PO Box 84, Torrensville Plaza, SA 5031 | E:

P: 08 8354 3477| F:08 8354 1219