Up to 20 athletes will be selected into the Academy. Initially after the trial, up to 18 athletes will be selected, with 2 athletes provisionally selected and will trial against new athletes into the area in September. We do this so we do not discriminate or disregard any new athletes coming into the area in the new academic year. New athletes will trial against the provisionally selected girls and both will be assessed against athletes already selected into the programme; a decision will then be made by the end of the September sessions. In addition, a further 2 athletes will be asked to go onto a waiting list and in the event of any drop outs or major injuries to selected athletes will be asked to join the programme.