ACT Academy of Sport

The ACT Academy of Sport (ACTAS) was formed in 1989 as the high performance arm of Sport and Recreation Services (SRS). Since then ACTAS has assisted over 1,900 high performance ACT athletes from a wide variety of sports in reaching their potential.  This includes 61 Olympic representatives and 29 Paralympians who have achieved a total of 45 medals.

ACTAS is an endorsed Official Olympic and Paralympic Training Centre and a key part of the National Elite Sports Council (NESC). Membership of NESC comprises the eight Australian state and territory institutes and academies of sport, the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), as well as observer representatives from the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC), Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) and the Australian Commonwealth Games Association (ACGA).

The mission of ACTAS is to support the development of ACTAS athletes and enable them to gain national team selection for their sport, through a commitment to the long term athlete development, health and wellbeing. ACTAS aims to assist local and nationally identified athletes in gaining national team selection through embracing an athletic performance development model which allows athletes to mature as individuals through a competency based system. 

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ACT Academy of Sport 2014 Individual Athlete Program

Applications have now closed for the 2014 Individual Athlete Program.

For further information please contact the Individual Athlete Program Manager on 6207 4408. 


Interested in becoming an Olympian?

Rowing has had unprecedented success at Olympic and World Championship level.  At the last Olympics in 2008 Australia won two Gold Medals with Drew Ginn winning his third Olympic gold medal. 

Rowing has the objective of winning three gold medals in 2012 and again in 2016.

The National Rowing Centre of Excellence, the National Talent Identification and Development Program along with the ACT Academy of Sport  and Rowing ACT are looking to identify young people with the talent and drive to become Olympians in rowing.

The Olympic Games presents a unique opportunity for interested individuals to be tested and identified now to potentially compete at the highest level of competition for the sport of rowing.

Participant general requirements:

  • 15 years of age or older
  • Males height > 185cm
  • Females height > 175cm
  • No rowing experience is required


Contact Us

Phone: (02) 6207 4402

Postal Address: PO Box 147 Civic Square ACT 2608
Office Location: Ground Floor Annex, 220 Northbourne Avenue, Braddon ACT 2612