Queensland's Winning Edge on the Road 2 Rio
Any elite athlete’s goal is to win Olympic gold in front of a global audience. It’s what they’ve always dreamed about; it’s what inspires them and what motivates them to keep pushing through endless hours of training and competing.
The Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) specifically provides performance services, support and a worldclass daily training environment in order to give elite athletes the very best chance of success on the international stage.
This includes services such as:
- Performance Science
- Physical Performance – Strength and Conditioning
- Performance Health – Sports Medicine, Physiotherapy/Massage, Nutrition and Exercise Psychology
- Personal Development.
The QAS strives to optimise the performance of elite athletes and achieve the performance target of 25 per cent of Australian national teams being comprised of Queensland athletes. The QAS is currently exceeding this target (26 per cent) and is determined to see that percentage increase closer to the Olympics and Paralympics in Rio.
The QAS’s services are also complemented at a national level with the cooperation of the Australian Sports Commission and their development of the Australia’s Winning Edge (AWE) framework.
Winning Edge is a plan that was developed federally in conjunction with the country’s high performance network. AWE provides targets and a framework for collaboration within the sporting sector up until 2022. It aims to achieve sustainable and consistent success for Australian squads on an international level by providing support at the right time, along with accountability for results with regard to performance. The framework also aims to achieve improvement in governance structures, reporting and monitoring of performance, along with the engagement and motivation of all Australian athletes.
The QAS assists the application of the AWE framework by providing resources and expert services to complement the High Performance Programs provided and implemented by National Sporting Organisations (NSO).