Applications and Try-outs

2019 online applications now open!

Join IMP in NYC for 2019!

Online applications for the 2019 IMP squad are now open. If you’re ready to embark on an incredible journey and become part of the IMP family, apply below!

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!

Try-Out Process

Head Coach, Adrian Dodson-Shaw, will soon be embarking on the annual national try-out tour and you are encouraged to attend a try-out near you.



Saturday 2 February – Adelaide

8am, Barratt Reserve, West Beach SA


Sunday 3 February – Port Lincoln

4.45pm, Mallee Park Football Club, Port Lincoln SA


Tuesday 5 February – Alice Springs

5pm, Head Street Oval, North Side NT


Wednesday 6 February – Hermannsburg

5.45pm, Top Shop (supermarket), 27-28 Tjalkaboota Road NT


Saturday 9 February – Melbourne

5pm, Olympic Park Running Track (Collingwood Football Club) VIC


Sunday 10 February – Geelong

8am, Kardinia Park, Geelong VIC


Saturday 16 February – Canberra

8am, Reconciliation Place, Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra ACT


Monday 18 February – Karratha

5.30pm, Bayton West Park, Karratha WA


Friday 22 February – Broome 

8am, Peter Haynes Oval, Broome WA


Saturday 23 February – Perth

8am, Lake Monger – Wembley, WA


Even if you haven’t applied online, you can STILL attend a try-out at a location near you, and complete an application form on the day of your trial.

NOTE: It is your responsibility to travel to your preferred try-out location (travel costs to and from try-out locations is the responsibility of the applicant).

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

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


IMP Application 2019

Step 1 of 3

  • Personal Particulars

  • Please upload a recent photo of you.