The Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) is located at the Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre (QSAC), Nathan.
All Queensland athletes currently supported by the QAS can access our facilities.
High Performance Centre
The QAS gym facilities support high-performance athletes. In addition, they allow the QAS Performance Support Teams to deliver more targeted and integrated services to our athletes as they prepare for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games and beyond.
QAS Headquarters – Nathan gym facilities include:
- a wide range of strength and cardio machines
- a 30-metre athletics track on the mezzanine level and a dual-laned 25-metre astroturf track on the ground floor
- world-class technology, including our audio-visual set-up and augmented feedback technology, including force plates and bar velocity trackers
- additional training modalities, including reformer Pilates and pin-loaded strength training machines.
The QAS also have a further High Performance Hub at Chandler with state of the art gym, pool, aerial skiing, ramps and diving platforms.
National Throws Centre of Excellence
The National Throws Centre of Excellence is a high-tech, high-performance training centre for Queensland stars of discus, shot put, javelin, hammer throw and decathlon to achieve international success.
Funded by QAS in partnership with Athletics Australia (AA) and the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), it provides consistent conditions for discus throwers, shot put, javelin, and hammer as well as decathletes to train no matter the weather conditions - setting them up for success.
This carbon neutral building stands to give Queensland athletes the competitive advantage that they need on the road to the Brisbane 2032 Games. Furthermore, it will help accelerate the QAS’ vision of Inspiring Extraordinary Sporting Success.
High Performance Lab
An expansion of the QAS Performance Science department has recently been completed. The new Science Lab includes four biomechanics areas, an upgraded physiology testing space, a haematology lab, a heat chamber and an instrumented running track. It also contains five additional health suites, and an altitude chamber.
The QAS Recovery Centre's 'one-stop shop' design includes a 25m cross-training pool, underwater viewing capabilities, sauna, hot spa, cold plunge pool, ice baths, stretching area, and changing rooms for Performance Support Teams.
The Recovery Centre building's environmentally sustainable design maximises energy efficiency and reduces air conditioning use and water consumption.
High Performance Clinic
QAS houses an on-site medical centre incorporating a rehabilitation room, dietitian training centre and consultation rooms. The medical centre provides coaches with the ability to conduct medical screening for their athletes, with musculoskeletal, medical, dietitian, and psychological evaluations.
Last updated: 22 Nov 2023