Applications and trials

2018 Applications now open!

If you are an Indigenous Australian aged between 18-30, you are encouraged to apply to be part of IMP 2018. No running experience necessary and all expenses are covered (flights, accommodation, education, race entries etc).

We aren’t looking for the fastest runners, we are looking for incredible Indigenous Australians who are ready to make a change and be the change in their families and communities.

If you are committed, determined and ready to change your life – apply today!


To apply online – click here

To print out an application form and post to IMF office – click here

For more information about trials and IMP – click here

If you have any enquiries about the application process or try-outs, please contact IMP Head Coach, Adrian Dodson-Shaw at or 0427 308 500



Online applications for IMP open at the end of November each year and remain open until the end of February of the following year.

Online applications are gathered to determine the try-out locations around the country. People can apply on the day of a try-out even if they have not applied online, but it is their responsibility to travel to the try-out location of their choice (travel costs to and from try-out locations is the responsibility of the applicant).


Try-out process

Trials include a 5km run for the men and 3km for the women, followed by an interview with the head coach.

IMP is not looking for the fastest runner. We are searching for inspirational Indigenous Australians who possess a strong purpose, determination, and commitment to changing their life and the lives of their communities.

We encourage all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island men and women aged 18-30 to apply. No running experience is necessary!

Applications will be available through the website and also promoted through social media, so set a reminder for November and make sure to apply!

For more information about the IMP squad, applications and try-outs, please contact IMP Head Coach, Adrian Dodson-Shaw – or (02) 6162 4750.