South Australia will be home to a world class high-performance sport, research, and education precinct thanks to a multi-million-dollar partnership between the South Australian Sports Institute (SASI) and UniSA.
The State Government will contribute $68 million towards the development of a new state-of-the-art SASI facility at Mile End (in the International Sports Gateway precinct), with UniSA contributing a further $20 million for capital costs of the project.
The investment brings together key pieces of sporting infrastructure and creates a hub that will support athletes to perform at their best and attract national and international teams to Adelaide in their preparations for the Olympics, Paralympics, and Commonwealth Games. The new facility will also provide improved opportunities for school students to visit, be inspired and boost participation in sport.
The new SASI will be co-located at Mile End with the new National Centre for Sports Aerodynamics, the UniSA Sports Science Hub, SA Athletics Stadium and Netball SA Stadium, creating one of the best high-performance sports precincts right on the doorstep of Adelaide’s CBD.
In this segment, we hear from Wes Battams – Director, South Australian Sports Institute and Professor Jon Buckley – Dean of Human Performance Programs at UniSA on the new partnership.