Elite success | Sport and Recreation Strategy

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As Queenslanders, we are proud of our high-achieving athletes who represent us on the world stage. Through the Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS), the government assists aspiring and elite athletes – Olympic, Paralympic and those in non-Olympic sports – to be the best in the world in their field.

We also support Stadiums Queensland (SQ), which hosts major sporting and cultural events in the state, so all Queenslanders can benefit. SQ venues also provide opportunities for school students to represent Queensland through the Representative School Sport Program.

Supporting and celebrating our elite athletes

The QAS supports more than 600 athletes across 22 sports, helping them to punch far above their weight in national and international elite competitions – like they did at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Our QAS facility at Nathan in Brisbane also hosts the Centre of Excellence for Applied Sport Science Research, the first of its kind in Australia at a state-based level. It is important that we recognise the contributions of our elite athletes and harness their power as role models.

Enhancing integrity outcomes in sport

Amateur and professional sports face a range of integrity issues including concerns about match fixing and performance enhancing drugs. Improved cooperation between the Queensland Government, the Australian Government and other states and territories, as well as with the sport sector at the state, national and international levels, is critical in addressing these challenges.

We need to ensure ongoing integrity in sport while safeguarding the reputation of elite athletes as role models.

Supporting major sporting venues and events

Stadiums Queensland works with industry partners to support Queensland’s tourism industry by attracting international, interstate and intrastate patrons to major sporting and entertainment events at Stadiums Queensland venues. It also creates jobs through construction projects and the hosting of major events.

Stadiums Queensland venues also provide the community, schools and other institutions with access to a range of quality sports, entertainment and leisure facilities to promote participation in sport, recreation and the performing arts.

We want to ensure Queensland’s major sports facilities continue to attract major sporting and cultural events, and state, national and international audiences.

As Queenslanders, we are proud of our high-achieving athletes who represent us on the world stage. Through the Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS), the government assists aspiring and elite athletes – Olympic, Paralympic and those in non-Olympic sports – to be the best in the world in their field.

We also support Stadiums Queensland (SQ), which hosts major sporting and cultural events in the state, so all Queenslanders can benefit. SQ venues also provide opportunities for school students to represent Queensland through the Representative School Sport Program.

Supporting and celebrating our elite athletes

The QAS supports more than 600 athletes across 22 sports, helping them to punch far above their weight in national and international elite competitions – like they did at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Our QAS facility at Nathan in Brisbane also hosts the Centre of Excellence for Applied Sport Science Research, the first of its kind in Australia at a state-based level. It is important that we recognise the contributions of our elite athletes and harness their power as role models.

Enhancing integrity outcomes in sport

Amateur and professional sports face a range of integrity issues including concerns about match fixing and performance enhancing drugs. Improved cooperation between the Queensland Government, the Australian Government and other states and territories, as well as with the sport sector at the state, national and international levels, is critical in addressing these challenges.

We need to ensure ongoing integrity in sport while safeguarding the reputation of elite athletes as role models.

Supporting major sporting venues and events

Stadiums Queensland works with industry partners to support Queensland’s tourism industry by attracting international, interstate and intrastate patrons to major sporting and entertainment events at Stadiums Queensland venues. It also creates jobs through construction projects and the hosting of major events.

Stadiums Queensland venues also provide the community, schools and other institutions with access to a range of quality sports, entertainment and leisure facilities to promote participation in sport, recreation and the performing arts.

We want to ensure Queensland’s major sports facilities continue to attract major sporting and cultural events, and state, national and international audiences.