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Additional $31.37 million to support Queensland's elite athletes

21 June 2022

The Queensland Academy of Sport is delighted and grateful that the Queensland Government is investing a further $31.37 million over two years in the Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) as part of this year’s State Budget.

The continued commitment, part of an additional $60 million over four years will support elite sport in the state through to Paris 2024 as part of the Queensland Government’s strategy to supercharge high performance outcomes in the lead up to Brisbane 2032.

QAS CEO Chelsea Warr said the additional funding commitment speaks to the Government’s trust and belief in the QAS, its programs, its expert people, and its commitment to ensuring athletes are best prepared for the world stage.

“We are delighted to see a continuation of the additional funding for another two years to take us through Paris 2024,” Ms Warr said.

“It highlights the positive impact that the QAS, in partnership with Queensland and National Sport Bodies, can make to the lives of our state, and the nation’s most promising elite athletes.

“This funding is a privilege, not a right. We have much work to do, but it’s a tremendously exciting responsibility we all have.

“To host a home Olympic and Paralympic Games brings unimaginable opportunity for our elite sporting system at both a state, national and international level.

“The QAS looks forward to playing our part to seize this incredible decade of sporting opportunity that affords us all.”

Last updated: 21 Jun 2022