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National Throws Centre of Excellence under construction at QAS

06 May 2022

Work is underway on a new $2.7 million Queensland Academy of Sport indoor National Throws Centre of Excellence at the QAS Headquarters at Nathan, to help nurture the future shot put, discus, javelin, hammer throw and decathlon stars of the future.

The new facilities will include an indoor training and testing centre for the Olympic and Paralympic throws events, flowing through to a new outdoor throws section at the northern end of the athletics track.

The QAS also has plans to build a Boxing Australia high-performance boxing training facility under the QSAC stands, with all works due to be completed by the end of 2022.

The Throws Centre is expected to enhance the depth of Queensland’s prodigious track and field talent, which includes the likes of discus thrower Matt Denny, javelin thrower Kelsey-Lee Barber, decathlete Ash Moloney and Paralympian Corey Anderson.

A high-performance gym is also under construction at Chandler through a further $1 million investment, while the Throws Centre is being jointly funded by the QAS ($1.85 million), Athletics Australia ($850,000) and the Australian Institute of Sport.

Along with the You For 2032 talent identification which rolls out across Queensland from May to August, the QAS is embarking on a ten-year runway for podium success in Brisbane 2032.

Last updated: 06 May 2022