The ACA’s specialised High-Performance Student Athlete Program is a tailored, for-fee development program providing a platform for
domestic and international young cyclists, female and male, to further their cycling careers whilst living and studying on the
Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.
As part of this new program, a new team, the Live, Learn, Ride NRS Team, will comprise athletes who have applied and been accepted
in to our program to live on the Sunshine Coast, learn at the University of the Sunshine Coast, and ride the National Road Series.
The LLR HP program riders will race a different schedule than our existing UCI Conti Pro Sunshine Coast team.
This exciting new initiative provides talented young cyclists access to a fully comprehensive cycling development plan, and a crucial
first step on their path to a successful professional cycling career. This customised plan is developed and supported by our world
class coaches with access to the internationally respected University of the Sunshine Coast High Performance Sport Unit who support
our athletes with specialist coaches, sports medicines expertise and access to outstanding training facilities all located within
an idyllic climate for high performance athlete development.
Most importantly, our philosophy is underpinned by our academy philosophy of "Live, Learn, Ride". Our students receive a guaranteed
offer of a study placement at the University of the Sunshine Coast with specialist support to assist students to find the right
choice of course and delivery mode to support their holistic development needs.
Paid Academy students will live and train with our UCI Continental Pro Team riders and benefit from racing exposure through Cycling
Australia’s elite National Road Series. Selected athletes may have access to international race competition through our UCI Pro
Team subject to individual rider performance.