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Underlying the selection system is a merit-based process designed to put forward the best members of our Team for Australian representation.  This means that all AFT members that nominate for a Category A/B event are selected in ranked order of that event's age category, regardless of their AFT age membership.  In essence, this means that an athlete that satisfies the selection criteria for a number of age groups is able to nominate for any of those age groups to gain selection to the AFT.  Athletes in this case should in this case review the athlete obligations and athlete agreements to assess which age group is the most appropriate.  It should be noted, however, that if an AFT athlete's ranking drops below the relevant AFT ranking point threshold for that age category, then they are then assessed against AFS athletes for selection for Category C/D events.