NSWIS Sports
Our teams work in collaboration with sport partners to enable and impact Australian athletes to become world’s best.

Athletics

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.

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Basketball

In partnership with Basketball Australia, the NSWIS Wheelchair Basketball Program aims to develop world class athletes capable of winning gold medals at benchmark events.

The program supports a host of talented wheelchair basketballs including three time Paralympian Kylie Gauci. Named in the All Star Five at the 2006 World Championships and a silver medallist at the 2012 London Games, Gauci is one of the most gifted players in the world.

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Canoe – Slalom

The NSWIS Canoe Slalom Program is a Principal Partner of the National Centre of Excellence based in Penrith and aims to support Australian Canoeing 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.

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Canoe – Sprint

The NSWIS Canoe Sprint Program aims to support Australian Canoeing 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.

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Cycling

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.

The NSWIS nationally focused high performance training centre draws on the strength of NSWIS coaching and expertise and provides valuable racing opportunities to Australian cyclists.

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Diving

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.

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Hockey

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.

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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.

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Netball

The NSWIS Netball program works in partnership with Netball Australia and Netball NSW to support Australian and NSW netball athletes to become world’s best.

The program supports nationally identified athletes and NSW Swifts players as well as assisting young players transition from semi-professional to professional.

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Rowing

The NSWIS Rowing Program works in partnership with Rowing Australia and Rowing NSW to support Australian and NSW athletes to achieve world best rowing performances at all levels with the vision of Australia becoming the number one rowing nation in the world.

In addition to providing facilities, performance services and leadership to the NSW Pathway Program, NSWIS supports the Women’s National Training Centre, based in Penrith.

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Sailing

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.

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Swimming

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.

Historically the NSWIS Swimming Program has supported some of the finest swimmers in history including Australia’s most successful Olympian Ian Thorpe OAM. In 1998, at 15 years of age Thorpe became the youngest swimming world champion in history. He went on to win five gold, three silver and one bronze Olympic medals.

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Triathlon

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.

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Water Polo

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.

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Winter Sports

Delivered in partnership with the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia and Ski & Snowboard Australia, the NSWIS Winter Sports Program aims to support Australian winter sport athletes to become world’s best.

A Principal Partner of the national Olympic Winter Program, the NSWIS aims to provide facilities, performance services and leadership both domestically, with NSW Sport and Recreation, Thredbo and Perisher resorts, and internationally.

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