Selection for the World Class Podium and Podium Pathway programmes is based on past and present results, combined with the rider's potential to contribute to team success at major senior championships.
The squads are selected following discussions between the Discipline Selectors, World Class Performance Managers and the Performance Director. Athletes are reviewed on a six-monthly basis, at which point targets, support provision and funding available are agreed.
Selection is on a two-yearly basis. However, it is possible that an athlete can be taken onto the programme during the two year cycle if they're identified as excelling in their performance when measured against the programme’s minimum performance standards. Athletes can also be removed from the programme if their agreed performance targets are not being achieved.
Selection has now closed.
Information regarding the next intake for Podium Potential will be available on this website in the summer of 2020.
Selection to the squads takes place every two years. Once selected, an athlete can only be on the programme for a maximum of four years, subject to re-selection.
Applications are currently being accepted by athletes who would like to be considered for the Podium Potential Pathway. Click here to find out more.