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  • 11 Jan 2021 1:56 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The National Youth  Championships selection policy remains similar than the previous years with the state organisation being in charge of selecting their teams.

    Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the following exceptional rules are set:

    - The maximum quota for each state may be reviewed in the lead-up to the event. Quota will be confirmed ​3 weeks prior to the start of the event. - State Bodies are required to submit a list of selected athletes (including their contact email) for each category discipline at the latest ​4 weeks prior to the start of the event. - Athletes must be ranked by the State Body in each category discipline list. In the event the quota varies, only the top athletes in the list will be selected to participate

    - Any categories may be cancelled or postponed to a later date. Categories will be confirmed 3 weeks prior to the start of the event.

    Finally, we advise that state and local government rulings apply and may vary at any point in time. This may lead to cancellation or postponement of the event at the last minute. Sport Climbing Australia will act reasonably and consider state and federal government advice. Sport Climbing Australia will advise all participants of any change as early as practicable.

    Sport Climbing Australia will not be liable for any loss or damage due to the postponement or cancellation of the event, change of quotas or cancellation of categories.

    Access the full policy here

  • 11 Jan 2021 1:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Women’s Combined

    In the women’s speed final, Oceania Mackenzie (VIC) kick-started a dream competition with a convincing win against Ella Easton (NSW). Angie Scarth-Johnson (NSW) secured third place.

    Mackenzie breezed through the women’s boulder final, flashing all three problems. Angie Scarth-Johnson followed with two tops and three zones, while Ella Easton took out third place, securing two tops and two zones.

    In the women’s lead event, Oceania Mackenzie secured a top, capping off a fall-free weekend. Angie Scarth-Johnson reached 42+, securing herself a spot on the podium, while Queenslander Lucy Stirling came in third.

    Women’s Combined Results:

    1. Oceania Mackenzie (VIC)

    2. Angie Scarth-Johnson (NSW)

    3. Ella Easton (NSW)

    4. Siobhan Dobie (NSW)

    5. Lucy Stirling (QLD)

    6. Mia Weeda (VIC)

    7. Cirrus Tan (NZ)

    8. Leah Jeffries (NSW)

    9. Roxy Perry (TAS)

    Men’s Combined

    Tom Farrell (NSW) dominated the speed final, the only competitor to clock a time under seven seconds. Tom O’Halloran came in second, ahead of Newcastle’s Ben Abel.

    In a challenging men’s boulder final, Ben Abel was the only competitor to find a top. Tom O’Halloran secured three zones, trailed by James Kassay (VIC), who also latched three zones, coming in third on a countback.

    James Kassay put in a smooth performance in the lead final, becoming unstuck one move from the top. Tom O’Halloran also fell just shy of the top, matching Kassay’s high point.

    Men’s Combined Results:

    1. Tom O’Halloran (NSW)

    2. Ben Abel (NSW)

    3. James Kassay (VIC)

    4. Tom Farrell (NSW)

    5. Ned Middlehurst (VIC)

    6. Chase Gatland (NZ)

    7. Hugo Hornshaw (NSW)

    8. Campbell Harrison (VIC)

  • 23 Dec 2018 8:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    2019 Selection

    We are really excited to announce the 2019 Open Bouldering Team as well as the first International Paraclimbing Team.

    International Bouldering Team 2019

    International Paraclimbing Team 2019

  • 01 Jul 2018 3:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    SCA is pleased to be able to present the attached strategic plan to member States.

    ‘On the Way to the Top’ 2018-2021 was developed by SCA after consultation with its Member States. A pre-planning survey was conducted to gather feedback from Member States and SCA Directors. Over a weekend, Board Directors, with the support of an independent facilitator, considered the strategic priorities for SCA for the next 3 years. 

    The plan can be downloaded here

  • 20 Mar 2018 7:22 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Hon. John Eren MP has welcomed the 2018 Clif Bar Lead & Speed Championships to Victoria.

    On behalf of the Victorian Government, welcome to the major events capital of Australia – and proud home of the 2018 Australian Open Lead and Speed Championships.   

    Victoria lives and breathes sport, and no one puts on a show like we do.

    We’re home to some of the biggest events in the world including the Australian Formula One Grand Prix, Melbourne’s famous Spring Racing Carnival and the Australian Open tennis.

    While competition is important, one of the best things about the Australian Open Lead and Speed Championships is the camaraderie and enjoyment experienced by everyone involved.

    - Hon John Eren MP.  Minister for Sport, Tourism and Major Events

    His full statement can be downloaded here.

  • 07 Jun 2016 9:07 AM | Deleted user

    The SCA Board is seeking someone to fill the Secretary role.  Please see the attached document for more details.  Applications are due on the 13th June.

    SCA Secretary Position 2016.pdf

  • 03 Jan 2016 10:21 AM | Deleted user

    Sports Climbing Australia is looking to fill two roles for 2016:

    1) Team Manager - Download the role description here, and

    2) Australian National Assistant Coach - Download the role description here

    Applications for the above roles are to be sent to, and must be received by 20th Jan 2015.

  • 30 Sep 2015 9:33 AM | Anonymous

    On 28 September 2015, the Tokyo 2020 Additional Event Program Panel proposed that Sport Climbing be added to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. 

    The Sport Climbing community worldwide is abuzz with this exciting news.

    The IFSC has set up a #sportclimbing2020 Facebook event and SCA and the IFSC have issued press releases.

    SCA Press Pelease

    IFSC Press Release

  • 10 Sep 2015 10:48 PM | Anonymous


    Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the members of Sport Climbing Australia is to be held at date and time listed below (during the Australian Boulder Climbing Championships):


    Venue:           Australian Boulder Climbing Championships

    Ballarat Aquatic and Lifestyle Centre

    Gillies Street North

    Ballarat VIC 3350

    Date/Time:    Saturday 10 October 2015 – 11.30am

    Under the SCA Constitution Full Members over the age of 15, Registered Climbing Facility and Registered Non-Profit Climbing Facility are entitled to receive notice of, attend, and vote at the AGM.

    Business to be conducted at the Annual General Meeting

    • Acceptance of previous AGM minutes
    • Business arising from previous AGM minutes
    • Tabling of Board Reports for 2015
    • Election of Board Members

    Nominating for Office Bearer or Ordinary Member of the Board

    • Complete the “Nomination Form for Board Position” (available at the SCA website
    • The nomination form must be received by the Secretary seven (7) days prior to the AGM (by close of business Saturday 3 October, 2015). Note: the form must be in writing, signed, with consent of candidate and endorsement of two SCA members,

    Proxy Vote

    • Complete the “Form for Appointment of Proxy” (available at the SCA website)
    • Notice to be given to Secretary no later than 24 hours prior to AGM

    Please refer to the Constitution for further information on any of these matters:

    SCA AGM 2015 Notice

    SCA AGM 2015 Agenda

    SCA AGM 2015 Nomination Form for a Board Position

    SCA AGM 2015 Form for Appointment of a Proxy

  • 24 Aug 2015 11:50 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
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