Given that there is a vast distance between Australia and Europe, the expense of travel and accommodation has been a barrier to European training and competition.
The Province of Varese has good climatic conditions and has good access to a range of competition venues and sporting facilities.
"Great facility, location and staff. Our training camp was a great success"Sandy Brondello - Australian Senior Women’s Basketball Head Coach
AIS European Training Centre Facilities & Services
The AIS European Training Centre offers accommodation, training facilities and services to support visiting Australian athletes and support staff. These services and facilities, which are accessible for athletes and staff with a disability, include:
Training and competition facilities in the Province of Varese
A number of these facilities are owned by the Province of Varese and form the basis of the cooperation arrangement with Sport Australia, while others are commercially owned and operated. Further to the following list, additional sports could be catered for.