Australia’s Winning Edge sets new game plan for high performance sport
The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) has officially released Australia’s Winning Edge 2012-2022, the high performance game plan for moving Australian sport from world class to world best.
Details of Australia’s Winning Edge were unveiled by ASC Chair, John Wylie AM in November at a special launch event at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Developed in partnership with Australia's high performance network, Australia's Winning Edge provides the high performance sports sector with clear performance targets and a framework for collaboration from 2012-2022.
Australia’s Winning Edge sets targets for Australia to be a top five nation at the Olympics and Paralympics, top 15 at the winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, number one at the Commonwealth Games and produce more than 20 world champions annually.
Funding to sports will be based on a new set of investment principles that will assess the ability of sports to provide sound evidence that they can contribute to these targets.
Investment will be prioritised to sports that demonstrate the greatest chance of short, medium and long-term success and can demonstrate the capability to deliver. Sports that receive investment will report publicly on their progress through the ASC’s new annual Australia’s Winning Edge: State of Sports report.
There will be a greater focus on investing, developing and retaining coaches and more money invested in supporting an increased number of athletes. The AIS will allocate an additional $20 million in these areas between now and 2016.
Talent identification will also become a focus with an annual ‘Sports Draft Camp’ to be conducted to spot potential champions in Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games sports.
Find out more about Australia’s Winning Edge.
Watch the video of the launch.