The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) is proud of the support we have provided to athletes on their journey to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
The AIS leads Australia’s high performance sport system and, funded by the Australian Government, is the largest investor in our nation’s Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games athletes and sports.
AIS IS PART OF EVERY GAMES ATHLETE
$146m in direct investment to sports each year, including $14.6m in athlete grant (dAIS)
In 2021-22 the AIS, in partnership with Commonwealth Games Australia, boosted dAIS grants to $16.4m
In 2021-22, dAIS supported 1057 athletes in Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games sports
333 athletes on the Birmingham Commonwealth Games team (more than 3 in 4) received dAIS grants to support preparation
The AIS campus in Canberra is a unique one-stop Hub for advances in Australian high performance sport.
Demand is high, and growing! In the first half of 2022 there has been:
148 High performance sport camps
3815 athletes and sport staff
Across 25 different sports (14 Commonwealth Games Sports)
The Australian Wrestling Squad ramped up preparations for Birmingham by staging two national camps at the AIS Combat Centre.
Australia’s most talented young athletes are being supported on their long-term quest for success by the AIS’s Performance Pathways Workforce Grant program.
AIS Medicine has played a key leadership role in assisting high performance sports and athletes manage the COVID-19 pandemic.
Basketball has a long and rich history at the AIS and 3x3 Basketball is the latest version of the sport bring showcased in Birmingham.
The AIS supports athletes to be successful in sport and life, with AIS Education Scholarships helping athletes to pursue education during their sport careers.
There will be a record ten First Nations athletes representing Australia in Birmingham.
The AIS Talent program is part of a suite of Women Leaders in Sport programs run by the Australian Sports Commission to ensure greater diversity in sport across all roles and at all levels.
The AIS is investing in sports to identify, develop, support and progress our talented athletes of the future.
There are 10 athletes on the AIS Athlete Advisory Committee and five will be competing in Birmingham.
Guiding our athletes through this challenging period has been a national network of more than 30 Athlete Wellbeing and Engagement managers.
FPHI was established by the AIS in 2019 to improve awareness and understanding of key female athlete performance and health considerations.
The AIS Mental Fitness Program is a partnership with the Black Dog Institute which promotes positive psychology and wellbeing strategies for young people.
In a flagship coach development program, 31 coaches from 22 sports have been selected for two-year paid coaching apprenticeships as part of a joint initiative between the AIS, National Institute Network and National Sporting Organisations.
Supporting athlete mental health and wellbeing is a priority for the AIS and the services have never been more important than the past two years.
Olympic gold medallist Emilee Barton (nee Cherry) has credited long-term support from the AIS for helping her transition into coaching.
Australian athletes around the country have received a boost ahead of the Commonwealth Games thanks to new state-of-the art video technology from the AIS.
The AIS doesn’t just invest in National Sporting Organisations, it directly supports athletes with grants – known as dAIS Grants - totalling more than $14.6m every year.
The AIS Small NSO Infrastructure grant is aimed at assisting National Sporting Organisations without the bigger budgets.