Australia’s best sports scientists will have access to world-class research facilities following a new agreement signed between Victoria University's Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living, the Australian Institute of Sport and the Australian Sports Commission.


The five year $1 million collaborative research agreement will will mean that the AIS has access to 21st century research facilities, custom built with integrated laboratories and workshops benchmarked against the best of its kind in the world.


Acting AIS Director Phil Borgeaud said that partnering with Victoria University would reap enormous benefits for Australian sport at levels.

'Australia might be the leader in elite sport innovation, however we can’t forget to engage the broader community on the benefits sport plays in a healthy lifestyle,' Mr Borgeaud said.


'Through this partnership we will see a number of exciting sport science projects including ‘Pathways to the podium’, which examines the various sporting pathways that current and former elite athletes have followed when forging their sporting careers.


'The results produced from this project will help to inform and refine future programs put in place for Australian children interested in participating and pursuing their chosen sport.'