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 March – BREWARRINA NSW

8am, Geoff New Oval


Monday 4 March – DUBBO NSW

7am, Lady Cutler Oval, Sandy Beach Rd/South St


Saturday 9 March – PORT MACQUARIE NSW

4pm, Town Green, Horton Street


Thursday 14 March – ELCHO ISLAND NT

5.30pm, Community Football Oval


Saturday 16 March – MANINGRIDA NT

8am, Community Football Oval


Sunday 17 March – DARWIN NT

5.30pm, outside Darwin Military Museum


Monday 18 March – GOVE NT

5.30pm, Community Football Oval


Friday 22 March – TOOWOOMBA QLD

8am, Stuart St, Harlaxton (South Toowoomba Bombers AFL Oval)


Saturday 23 March – BRISBANE QLD

12.30pm, QSAC Track, Kessels Road, Nathan, Mount Gravatt


Friday 29 March – CAIRNS QLD

8am, Esplanade – Pirate Ship


Saturday 30 March – SYDNEY NSW

5.30pm, Redfern Oval


Sunday 31 March – NEWCASTLE NSW

8am, Empire Park – Bar Beach


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.