In 2019 the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) commissioned independent consultancy, The Kinetica Group, to undertake a wellbeing review of Australia’s high performance (HP) sport system.
This document summarises the findings of that review, which was driven by the AIS’s Athlete Wellbeing & Engagement (AW&E) team.
Established in the second half of 2018, AW&E partners with national sporting organisations (NSOs), state academies and state institutes of sport to enhance the HP sport system’s offer to elite athletes in two key respects:
- investment in their whole-of-life wellbeing
- support to engage meaningfully with the community
Across both contexts, the review delivers an essential platform from which to gauge the state of play — the excellent foundations laid by the system over a sustained period, and the areas still to be explored.