Our teams work in collaboration with sport partners to enable and impact Australian athletes to become world’s best.
In partnership with Athletics Australia and Athletics NSW, the NSWIS Athletics Program aims to deliver multiple benchmark event medals and performances through expertise, facilities and our collaborative approach to performance across all athletics disciplines.
The NSWIS Athletics Program has produced many internationally successful athletes including Paralympic superstars Kurt Fearnley and Louise Sauvage. Both athletes have the distinction of competing at both the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
In partnership with Basketball Australia, the NSWIS Wheelchair Basketball Program aims to develop world class athletes capable of winning gold medals at benchmark events.
Currently the program features three time Paralympian Brett Stibners, who won gold at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games with the Aussie Rollers.
Canoe – Slalom
The NSWIS Canoe Slalom Program is a Principal Partner of the National Centre of Excellence based at Penrith Whitewater Stadium. The program aims to support Paddle Australia athletes to reach benchmark performance targets and develop an enhanced athlete pathway program.
The program boasts a number of high profile athletes including Olympic silver medallist and five-time junior world champion Jessica Fox. Fox won her first Olympic medal in the women’s K1 event at the 2012 London Games and will be competing at her second Olympic Games in Rio after securing her spot in February 2016.
Canoe – Sprint
In partnership with Paddle Australia, the NSWIS Canoe Sprint Program aims to support Australian athletes to reach benchmark event performance targets and develop an enhanced pathway. The program delivers a nationally focused performance environment and provides high quality facilities, coaching and performance support.
The program has supported a number of internationally successful athletes including Murray Stewart and David Smith who won gold at the 2012 London Olympic Games as part of the men’s K4 1000m event.
In partnership with Cycling Australia and Cycling NSW, the NSWIS Cycling program aims to support cycling in Australia to become the top nation at the 2020 Tokyo Games and sustainably grow talent.
The NSWIS nationally focused high performance environment draws upon the strength of our coaching, leadership, flexible resourcing and racing opportunities.
The NSWIS Diving Program, in partnership with Diving Australia and Diving NSW, aims to support Australian divers and coaches to win medals at the Olympic Games and benchmark events.
A national high performance centre with world class coaches including head coach Chava Sobrino, the program supports talented emerging athletes and elite athletes in the daily training environment.
The NSWIS Hockey Program works in partnership with Hockey Australia and Hockey NSW to collectively develop pathway athletes to ensure that hockey remains the benchmark Australian team sport.
The program delivers a leading national development training environment providing world class coaching and services to hockey players.
Individual Scholarships (inclusive of Athletes with a Disability)
The Individual Athlete Performance Scholarship Program supports athletes to achieve world class performances in Olympic and Paralympic sports where there is no NSWIS squad program.
Scholarships are by application in September / October and all applications must be endorsed by the National Sport Organisation (NSO) and athletes must be AWE listed athletes and meet the selection criteria.
Netball has been a prominent sport for NSWIS since the Institute’s establishment, the program providing an embedded training environment for elite netballers until 2019. Netball athletes from New South Wales are now supported via the academy structures of the state’s top netball teams, the NSW Swifts and Giants Netball.
The NSW Institute of Sport has a proud history of success in netball, and maintains a strong relationship with both Netball NSW and Netball Australia. Athletes that have come through the NSWIS system include Liz Ellis, Cath Cox, Kim Green, Susan Petit, Paige Hadley, Kim Ravaillion, Gabi Simpson, Verity Charles, Ash Brazil, April Brandley, Sam Poolman, Kristiana Manua and Amy Parmenter.
In partnership with Rowing Australia, Rowing NSW and NSW Performance Pathways clubs, the NSWIS Rowing Program supports Australian athletes to achieve world’s best rowing performances at all levels.
Through our partnership with Rowing Australia (RA) and Rowing NSW, we’re proud to support the Hancock Prospecting Women’s National Training Centre in Penrith and High Performance para rowing in NSW.
In partnership with Australian Sailing, the NSWIS Sailing program aims to support Sailing to achieve sustainable podium success across multiple Olympic events and successive Olympiads.
A pathway focused partnership that optimises the strengths and resources in NSWIS and Sailing’s National Training Centre to support AWE athletes from pathway to podium whilst developing podium potential coaches for the national program.
In collaboration with Surfing NSW and the Australian Institute of Sport, the partnership sees Surfing Australia utilising NSWIS high performance experts, facilities and experience.
The specific aims of the partnership are to continue to develop a performance culture in the organisation, optimise the growth and development of Surfing Australia coaches with their technical experts and develop a high performing team environment in preparation for the Tokyo Olympics.
In partnership with Swimming Australia and Swimming NSW the NSWIS Swimming Program aims to support Australian swimming athletes and coaches to achieve career-best performance in benchmark event finals.
The program includes the Olympic Park Performance Hub and the Northern Metropolitan Performance Hub. For information on Swimming NSW’s ACT Performance Hub, go to the SNSW Performance Hubs page.
In partnership with Triathlon Australia, the NSWIS Triathlon Program aims to support Australian athletes to win medals at the Olympic Games and benchmark events.
An international focused performance environment based in Wollongong supports Triathlon Australia to progress targeted triathletes to achieve international success.
Delivered in partnership with Water Polo Australia and Water Polo NSW, the NSWIS Water Polo program aims to support water polo in Australia to be the top nation while developing future Australian Stingers and Sharks.
The program boasts a strong performance history with NSWIS contributing a large number of national representatives each Olympic cycle. Women’s water polo was introduced for the first time at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and the Australian team featuring NSWIS athletes Simone Hankin, Yvette Higgins, Bronwyn Mayer, Debbie Watson, Liz Weekes & Taryn Woods, finished with a fairy tale gold medal victory.
Delivered in partnership with the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia and Snow Australia (Olympic Sports), and Snow Australia and Australian Paralympic Committee (Paralympic Sports), the NSWIS Winter Sports Program aims to support Australian winter sport athletes achieve medal outcomes at the 2022 and 2026 Winter Olympic Games.
The partnership is also supported by Perisher and Thredbo ski resorts providing access to world class on-snow training and competition facilities, as well the Office of Sport through the Jindabyne Sport and Recreation Centre providing world class off-snow training facilities and accommodation.