Gymnastics Australia National Training Centre Location
After collaborative discussions with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), Gymnastics Australia (GA) is assessing a number of suitable locations to rehouse its high performance (HP) program away from its historical Canberra base.
As reported in this morning’s Canberra Times, GA is looking to move its daily training base for the Men's Artistic Gymnastics National Centre of Excellence and camps program for Women's Artistic Gymnastics and Trampoline athletes to ensure a controlled and consistent training environment leading into Tokyo 2020.
"Gymnastics was a foundation sport when the AIS first opened and it has been the base for our high-performance program ever since,” said GA CEO, Kitty Chiller.
“However, the facility is the same one we’ve been using since 1983. The facility has some structural challenges needing some upgrades for it to remain as a world-class training venue.
“With the upgrades not feasible at this point, the decision was made to make the move sooner rather than later to have a consistent, controlled environment to provide the best opportunity for our athletes heading into Tokyo.
“We are in continued discussions about relocation options with our State and Territory bodies and the AIS is being very supportive in this process. We hope to be able to announce what our interim plans are by late-August.”
GA released its new HP Plan at the start of July which detailed a 10-year strategy for the sport.
The launch of the plan was followed by the appointment of internationally-renowned HP expert, Andrew Logan to the role of Director, Performance Strategy and Engagement.
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