The NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) has today announced a renewal of its partnership with Bankstown Sports Club.
The one year extension to the partnership will see NSWIS athletes, coaches and experts continuing to benefit from the use of the Dunc Gray Velodrome facilities – helping to support Australian athletes to become world’s best.
NSWIS is a national high performance sporting organisation and Olympic training facility which provides support, coaching and facilities to help Australian athletes achieve international success. Since being established in 1996, the NSWIS has supported over 190 athletes to win medals for Australia at the Olympic and Paralympic Games, as well as supporting over 200 world champions.
Over the years Bankstown Sports Club has grown and developed into one of the largest clubs in New South Wales, and now supports more than 40 local sporting clubs and over 8000 individuals who participate in sport, as well as hundreds of local charities and community groups.
The partnership with Bankstown Sports Club is of particular importance to the NSWIS cycling program, which utilises the Dunc Gray Velodrome in Bankstown for training, testing and competition preparation.
NSWIS cycling head coach Brad McGee is excited to see the relationship continue.
“Our partnership with Bankstown Sports Club is hugely important to the cycling program. The opportunity to train every day at world class facilities is crucially important for our developing young athletes, as well as our senior world class cyclists.”
For CEO of Bankstown Sports Club, Mark Condi, the partnership is a valued one.
“Continuing our partnership with NSWIS Cycling at the Velodrome means we can continue to provide support and access to top sporting facilities for young athletes and teams in the local area. This falls in line with our commitment to sport development, which is right at the heart of our organisation”.
World champion NSWIS cyclist Kaarle McCulloch makes use of the facility regularly, and sees this as an important piece in the lead up to next year’s competitions.
“Whether we are doing biomechanics testing, building endurance, or fine tuning before a big competition, having access to high quality facilities through Bankstown Sports Club is so important for the whole cycling squad. It is great that this partnership has been renewed as we continue our preparation towards the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.”
Hear from McCulloch below as she discusses how they use biomechanics in the NSWIS cycling program, with testing done at Bankstown Sports Club’s Dunc Grey Velodrome.