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Sports research, development & performance hub to be established in Melbourne

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Date : 26 April 2019

THE HON JOSH FRYDENBERG MP
Treasurer

SENATOR THE HON BRIDGET MCKENZIE
Minister for Regional Services, Sport, Local Government & Decentralisation

THE HON GREG HUNT MP
Minister for Health

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE

26April 2019

SPORTS RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT & PERFORMANCE HUB
TO BE ESTABLISHED IN MELBOURNE

A new multidisciplinary hub for sports research, development and performance will be established in the heart of Melbourne’s sporting precinct, thanks to $15 million from the Coalition Government.

Victoria Sport will improve the physical and mental health as well as performance of athletes and build a stronger, evidence-based approach to sports injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. It will also boost participation in sport by helping eliminate barriers to equity and inclusion.

Importantly, Victoria Sport will cater for multiple sports and athletes at all levels – local, regional and national.

With lead partners in the Collingwood Football Club and Monash University and the backing of Tennis Australia, Victoria Sport will include an education and training facility, treatment clinics, performance research laboratories, facilities specifically for women’s sports, a sports museum and a visitor centre.

To be located in the heart of Melbourne and Olympic Park, leveraging the already existing world-class sports infrastructure there, Victoria Sport will offer:

Victoria Sport will connect with Monash University satellite sites, higher education and research institutions, health services, health professionals, community sports organisations and performance coaches. Practical information will also be shared with sporting clubs, players and their families, delivering benefits throughout our community.

Investments such as this in Victoria Sport are the dividend of a strong economy and only made possible through sound budget management.

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