26 September 2023

Institute of Sport opens training doors

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Canberrans have been given the rare opportunity to go behind the scenes to look at how some of the country’s top athletes train with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) relaunching its campus tours.

Manager of Tours at AIS, Kirsty Clough said public tours of the AIS campus in Canberra resumed this week after being closed for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“During the 90-minute AIS Tour, visitors will see our high-performance facilities up close, including our testing and training pool which is used by Australian swim team the Dolphins, and the basketball hall used by Basketball Australia’s NBA Global Academy, Centre of Excellence, Opals and Diamonds among other sports,” Ms Clough said.

“They also get to challenge themselves in Sportex, an interactive sports exhibit set among a unique collection of Australian sporting memorabilia,” she said.

“Within Sportex we offer visitors an intimate first-person perspective of what it would be like to be one of Australia’s High Performance Athletes.”

Ms Clough said visitors could enjoy fun and safe interactive displays, learn about the history of Australian sport and be inspired to be active and play sport with Sportex included as part of every AIS tour.

She said guided public tours departed from the AIS Visitor Centre at 10am, 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm on weekdays.

“There has been increasing demand from sports to use the AIS site with sports also able to access specialist sports medicine, recovery, strength and conditioning, engineering and sports technology on-site,” the Tours Manager said.

Further information on the AIS tours can be accessed at this PS News link.

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