Wednesday 19th July
As professional sport continues to enhance its capability to embrace the latest technology and integrate it into their facilities for its own athletes, what does this mean for accessibility for the community and what can be learnt.
This Tour aims at show-casing some unique designs, technology and thinking on what some key sports are designing and which aspects could be transferrable for community facilities.
The Tour will include visiting sites that have developed unique designs and offerings including:
- Western Bulldogs FC Whitten Oval – where the AFL Premiers train alongside university students and the community.
- Victoria University, Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living – including the latest sports science testing laboratories and a high altitude hotel.
- Maribyrnong Sports Academy – Victoria’s only sports high school that has over the past 10 years achieved dozens of junior international athletes in almost 20 sports. Relationships with most of the States Sports Organisations’ own high performance staff ensures a seamless pathway is achieved. The facilities are also open to the public.
- Collingwood FC Holden Centre – High Performance Centre which has evolved to include both AFL and Netball teams.
- National Tennis Centre – Australia’s and arguably the world’s best purpose-built, elite tennis training facility.
The Tour departs from the Pullman Hotel Albert Park at 9.30am and will return approx. 4.00pm, includes lunch and is limited to 50 people. Cost of the Tour will be $125 +GST per person.