A new high performance centre for Australia’s talented triathletes and sprint paddlers will identify and develop the next generation of Olympic and Paralympic champions ahead of the Paris 2024 Games and beyond.
Minister for Sport Steve Kamper said the NSW Performance Centre at Narrabeen will focus on creating a high performance daily training environment for the country’s best triathletes and sprint paddlers.
The performance hub includes a brand new athlete accommodation centre and administration building, as well as access to the existing athletics track and gym to create a world-class all-in-one training environment.
The NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS), Triathlon Australia, Triathlon NSW and Office of Sport partnered to deliver the new triathlete training centre.
Minister Kamper said: “NSW is proud to be the new home of this state-of-the-art facility for our up and coming triathletes and sprint paddlers as they strive to achieve their goals at Paris 2024.”
“The Narrabeen facility will use new and existing resources for coach and athlete education and talent identification opportunities, as well as provide the sharing of information and learning opportunities with other sports.”
Member for Wakehurst Michael Regan said the high-quality training facility was a win for the local community and sporting groups.
“The Academy for Sport is also utilised by local schools and sporting groups who will be inspired using the same facilities as our country’s best triathletes,” Mr Regan said.
NSWIS High Performance Director Barrie-Jon Mather said the new accommodation was a bonus for athletes and coaches.
“We were able to work with our delivery partners to understand the needs of our athletes and coaches, providing them with a high-standard of accommodation to remain on site while training for major events,” Mr Mather said.
Triathlon Australia Chief Executive Officer Tim Harradine said the performance hub provides a world-class environment to develop future champions.
“The centre, established with NSWIS, is integral to our high performance strategy to deliver a world-leading program and performance culture,” Mr Harradine said.
“With the support of NSW, the hub at Narrabeen provides access to an athlete-focused environment with high quality training facilities and support.”