The junior performance development squad is intended to offer international experience to junior athletes who are just below team standard.
Development trips for the squad may be to international events in isolation, or the development squad may attend a championship event alongside the national team.
Where the development squad attends the event alongside the national team, they will be offered forerunner competition experience only (i.e. not full race entries). The squad may train with or alongside the team at the discretion of the coaches and the team management.
The size of the squad will be subject to the resources available. the selection for the squad will be based upon the junior team selection event results. Athletes will be required to achieve the competence standard for the target venue.