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The centre for high performance sports training

Sport www.sportgoldcoast.com.au


Australia’s best training environment

The support of a winning team

World-class training venues

The Gold Coast offers:

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Accommodation OPTIONS

A world beyond training

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Gold Coast hotels and resorts:

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trained chefs with experience providing specific nutritional support

natural playground of beaches, waterways and bushland variety of shopping, dining, nightlife, and relaxation retreats parks and a host of other tourist attractions


Mayor’s welcome

Gold Coast Airport Marathon


I’m delighted to extend to you an invitation to visit our beautiful city to undertake training as part of your high performance sporting program. Millions of visitors flock to Gold Coast City each year to experience our world-famous beaches and majestic World-Heritage listed rainforests. Within this idyllic setting lies the fastest growing city in Australia, with a population of 515,000. Our city has a long history as a centre for sporting excellence, with a proud sporting tradition and dynamic can-do attitude. Sporting teams have access to natural resources and purpose-built facilities to assist with preparation for major competition. Pleasant summers and warm winters make for an environment fit for year-round training. Excellent facilities, expert sports science capabilities and dedicated sport-friendly accommodation make training in our city effective and enjoyable. As a former Olympic athlete, I understand the requirements of elite athletes. That’s why our city has created Sport Gold Coast. Designed to be a one-stop shop for national and international sporting teams, Sport Gold Coast can assist squads with location enquiries, facilities, sports science, accommodation and more.

We’re not just about sport though. Our city’s strategic location and low-cost base also make it a hot-spot for business growth. Driving our business sector is our economic development arm, BusinessGC. Funded by the Gold Coast City Council, BusinessGC is responsible for developing a sustainable Gold Coast City economy through industry development initiatives and investment attraction programs. Gold Coast City’s relaxed lifestyle and diverse attractions continue to make the region one of Australia’s most popular and enduring tourism destinations. We are committed to sharing our success with you, so read on and find out a little more about our great city and what we have to offer you.

Ron Clarke mbe Gold Coast City Mayor

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Australia’s best training location “The Gold Coast is our number one Asia Pacific training destination.”  raeme Thompson – England Rugby G League World Cup Team Manager


Gold Coast City is widely acknowledged as one of the best sports training locations in the world. Fabulous weather, superb facilities, sports science specialists and a welcoming local community combine to make the region ideal for sports training. Queensland and interstate sporting teams have enjoyed the benefits of training on the Gold Coast for many years, but the 2000 Sydney Olympics opened the doors for teams from around the world. More than 1300 athletes from 15 countries trained in the city during the lead up to the games. Since then a growing number of sporting teams have flocked to the Gold Coast time and again. World-class training venues are within minutes of two international airports. As well as boasting Olympic-standard swimming pools and athletics facilities, the Gold Coast also offers incredible cross-training locations. Sporting teams can make use of 55 kilometres of sandy beaches with a 36-kilometre network of pathways, stretching from the Gold Coast Seaway in the north, to the Point Danger Lighthouse in the south. Alternatively, teams can head to the Hinterland and train on several leafy rainforest tracks. Great weather means sporting teams are able to train outdoors more often. The region receives an average of 10 hours’ sunshine a day for approximately 300 days a year.

Gold Coast City quick facts Population

515,000 (June 2009)

Time zone

AEST (non daylight)

International dialling country code Currency

+61

Australian Dollar (AU$)

Sub-tropical climate

Average summer temperatures

19 – 29˚C (66 – 83˚F)

Average winter temperatures

9 – 21˚C (48 – 69˚F)

Summer

December – February

Autumn/Fall

March – May

Winter

June – August

Spring

September – November

Approx sunrise/sunset summer

4.50am/7pm

Approx sunrise/sunset winter

6.30am/5pm

Average rainfall summer

67mm

Average rainfall winter

76mm

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the support of a winning team


Sport Gold Coast delivers world-class sports training experiences, by offering free advice and local knowledge. Sport Gold Coast, an initiative of Gold Coast City Council’s Economic Development Branch, is a ‘one stop shop’ for high performance sports teams. Sport Gold Coast offers information on accommodation, training facilities and associated services. Sport Gold Coast can assist with: • comprehensive tours of sporting facilities and accommodation options • s peedy clearance on arrival at local airports for teams travelling from overseas • c ontact details of local experts in sport-related fields including medicine, strength and conditioning • information on local transport • f acilitation of meetings and relationships with local providers including sporting organisations, facility managers, private providers, and Queensland Government agencies. Sport Gold Coast t: +61 7 5581 7528 f: +61 7 5581 7838 e: sport@goldcoast.qld.gov.au w: www.sportgoldcoast.com.au

“The Gold Coast provides high quality sporting facilities and thanks to the exceptional climate, has proved to be an ideal training base for the Westfield Matildas to prepare for major competitions both home and abroad.”  om Sermanni, Head Coach of the T Westfield Matildas soccer team

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Skilled Park Somerset College

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4 Miami Aquatic Centre 1 Bond University BURLEIGH HEADS

9 Tallebudgera Active Recreation Centre and Leisure Centre CURRUMBIN

Gold Coast Airport

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Successful sporting teams from across the globe visit the Gold Coast to train at world-class sporting facilities. Skilled Park is a $160 million, 27,400 rectangular stadium based in Robina. The multi-purpose, world-class sporting and entertainment stadium is the home of the Gold Coast Titans National Rugby League team and the Gold Coast United National A-League Football team. Carrara Sports Precinct is the site of a new $144 million 25,000 seat stadium development due for completion in mid-2011. The stadium will be home to the new Gold Coast Australian Football League (AFL) team. The precinct also includes two international standard Soccer playing fields.

Gold Coast Athletics Centre regularly hosts national, state and regional athletics events. This facility is modern, centrally located adjacent to Griffith University and is available for event and individual bookings. The venue boasts a 400-metre Mondo artificial running surface, full throwing cage for hammer and discus, as well as photo finish capabilities. Other elite training venues include pool complexes, indoor sports centres and football fields.

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Bond University Institute for Sport

Bond University, University Drive, Robina, Queensland 4226 Swimming • 50m Olympic, eight-lane heated pool with racing blocks • backstroke flags and anti-wave lane ropes • heated spa • spectator seating for 500 • suitable for synchronised swimming and water polo TENNIS • three rebound ace courts • two synthetic grass courts Rugby Union, Rugby League, Football, Cricket • sports fields with flood lighting • clubhouse • exclusive change rooms Beach Volleyball • four-court beach volleyball centre • full flood lighting Basketball, Badminton, Netball, Futsal, Volleyball • indoor multi-purpose sports hall can cater for basketball, badminton, netball, futsal and volleyball

“The facilities available, the beach and the weather all make for the perfect camp environment for our swimmers.” Vince Raleigh AIS Senior Coach and Australian Swimming Team Coach 2008 Olympic Games

All sports • fully equipped gymnasium and exclusive change rooms • fully equipped laboratory with cutting edge technology • comprehensive group exercise studios for aerobics, yoga and pilates • boxing circuit room and spinning room • personal training studio

Tried and tested by Australian Football League teams Swimming federations including Australia, China, France Rugby League teams including England t: +61 7 5595 4100 e: buis@bond.edu.au w: www.bond.edu.au/sport

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Bond University pool


venues Sport Gold Coast

Images courtesy of Populous

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Gold Coast Athletics Centre

Parklands Drive, Southport, Queensland 4215 TRACK AND FIELD • international standard track and field facility • eight-lane 400m synthetic athletics track with a 9-lane straight • field event facilities • floodlighting for night training • photo finish capabilities

Tried and tested by Athletics teams from Denmark, Sweden, Great Britain, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea Teams competing in the Pan Pacific Masters Games 2008 Under 20 Athletics Championship teams

t: +61 7 5594 9329 e: info@sportscredentials.com.au w: www.sportgoldcoast.com.au

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Carrara Sports Precinct

Gold Coast Stadium (stadium completion mid 2011) AFL aND CRICKET • 25,000 seat stadium • television quality lighting • quality natural turf field • modern team areas and warm up rooms • corporate areas, suites and function rooms FOOTBALL • two international standard fields

Tried and tested by Socceroos squad Matildas Soccer team National A-League football teams Home to the Gold Coast AFL team t: +61 7 5581 1541 e: cityvenuebooking@goldcoast.qld.gov.au w: www.sportgoldcoast.com.au

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Miami Aquatic Centre

Pacific Avenue, Miami, Queensland 4220 SWIMMING AND WATER POLO • 50m x eight-lane outdoor, heated swimming pool (both ends 1.1m deep and centre 2m deep) • 50m x 25m x 2m constant depth outdoor, heated pool • flood lighting for night training

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Skilled Park

Centreline Place, Robina, Queensland 4226 Rugby Union, rugby League, Football • Queensland’s newest major sporting facility • 27,400 seat stadium • state-of-the-art technologies to enhance spectator experience • environmentally-friendly design • two 500 person function rooms • 101 open corporate boxes • 25 enclosed suites

Tried and tested by Triathlon teams including Australia and Great Britain Swimming teams including Australia and China Rugby League teams

Tried and tested by National Rugby League games 2008 Rugby League World Cup games Home to the Gold Coast Titans National Rugby League team Home to the Gold Coast United National A-League Football team

t: 1300 775 752 e: info@citypools.com.au w: www.citypools.com.au

t: +61 7 5656 5500 e: info@skilledpark.com.au w: www.skilledpark.com.au

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Somerset College

Somerset Drive, Mudgeeraba, Queensland 4213 TENNIS • five tennis courts including rebound ace, grass and three all-weather SWIMMING AND WATER POLO • 50m x 25m, 10-lane heated swimming pool • 30m x 35m area with 2m depth suitable for water polo or synchronised swimming • water polo goals, balls and hats supplied on request • electronic touchpads and timing ALL SPORTS • one grass hockey pitch • one grass football pitch • two full rugby fields • two turf cricket pitches

Tried and tested by Tennis players Andre Agassi, Martina Navratilova and Scott Draper Rugby teams including Queensland Reds Swimming teams including Australia, Japan, France, China t: +61 7 5530 4100 e: csayer@somerset.qld.edu.au w: www.somerset.qld.edu.au

7 Gold Coast Aquatic Centre (Southport Pool) Marine Parade, Southport, Queensland 4215 DIVING, SWIMMING AND WATER POLO • eight-lane 50m heated swimming pool • eight-lane 25m heated swimming pool • indoor learn-to-swim pool • eight-lane 21m x 33m heated diving pool • two 1m maxi-flex B springboards • three 3m maxi-flex B springboards • diving pool has 1m, 3m, 5m, 7.5m and 10m platforms • diving platforms covered with ‘Rough-Tex’ non-slip surface • 10m platform is 3m wide for synchronised diving

Tried and tested by Australian Women’s Water Polo team USA Synchronised Swimming team Swimming teams including New Caledonia, USA and Canada t: +61 7 5591 3533 e: goldcoastac@belgravialeisure.comau w: www.goldcoastac.com.au

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Sports Super Centre

Cnr Sports Drive and Morala Avenue, Runaway Bay, Queensland 4216 Rugby Union, Rugby League, Football • stadium seating for 6000 • floodlit team euro polythene training field • quality natural turf field • 600m2 gym and outdoor boxing gym

Track and field • floodlit IAAF eight lane 400m Mondo athletic track with 10-lane sprint track • field accommodated high jump, pole vault and separate long and triple jumps • separate throwing field for shot put, javelin, discus and hammer

SWIMMING AND WATER POLO • 50m eight-lane stainless steel outdoor heated Myrtha Olympic pool • 20m indoor heated training pool

GYMNASTICS • double sprung tumbling track • foam training pit, and trampoline area

Tennis • floodlit, nine court complex with clay, synthetic grass and hard-court surfaces

All sports • two Olympic standard beach volleyball courts • covered spectator stands • full ‘Sports Medicine Clinic’ with physio support • indoor lecture theatres and group exercise areas • full archery field, targets, and equipment

ACCOMMODATION • accommodation for up to 282 guests - suitable for all sport, school and corporate groups • restaurant, café and dining room to cater for all group requirements • childcare facility available onsite

Tried and tested by International Rugby Union and Rugby League teams National AFL and Soccer teams Athletics teams from the USA, England, and Canada Triathlon teams from Portugal, Belgium and Germany t: +61 7 5500 9988 e: administration@rbssc.com.au w: www.rbssc.com.au 16

Sports Super Centre, Runaway Bay


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9 Tallebudgera Active Recreation Centre and Tallebudgera Leisure Centre 1525 Gold Coast Highway, North Palm Beach, Queensland 4221 ALL SPORTS Located adjacent to the beach for cross-training • three multi-purpose international standard indoor courts for judo, netball, volleyball, basketball, badminton and futsal • 250-seat grandstand • two outdoor national standard multi-purpose courts with floodlighting for night training or competition in tennis, basketball and netball • one 100m x 150m outdoor field with lighting for rugby union, rugby league and football games • 25m six-lane swimming pool with wheelchair access • high and low ropes courses • fully accessible gymnasium • recreation camp able to accommodate groups of up to 480 people in ensuite cabins • various group package deals including accommodation, catering, instructor led activities and facility hire

Tried and tested by State basketball teams National Rugby League teams Queensland Women’s Weightlifting squad t: +61 7 5507 0200 e: info.tallebudgera@communities.qld.gov.au w: www.sportrec.qld.gov.au

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The Southport School

Winchester Street, Southport, Queensland 4215 FIELDS • nine international standard ovals to accommodate rugby union, rugby league, football and cricket SWIMMING AND WATER POLO • international standard 50m, 12 lane pool with racing blocks (heated all year round) • Olympic standard lane ropes and lighting • 25m, six-lane lap pool for warm up/down (heated all year round) • water polo facilities GYMNASTICS • training pit and equipment ALL SPORTS • multi-sport arena with two indoor courts • one undercover court for basketball, badminton, volleyball, futsal, gymnastics and rockclimbing • retractable seating for 1000 people • television standard lighting • weights room • five rebound tennis courts with floodlighting

Tried and tested by Australian men’s and women’s basketball teams Rugby teams from England, Hong Kong and South Africa Swimming teams from Great Britain and Australia t: +61 7 5531 9915 e: sports@tss.qld.edu.au w: www.tss.qld.edu.au

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other sporting facilities

RACV Royal Pines Resort


Complementing the Gold Coast’s large sporting infrastructure are many facilities catering to a wide range of sports: badminton boating boxing canoeing cycling

golf gymnastics hockey horse riding motorsports

mountain biking netball polo rowing table tennis

table tennis tennis triathlon volleyball

For information on the facilities and services provided visit www.sportgoldcoast.com.au

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a world beyond training

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Gold Coast City offers an envious lifestyle. It is a place of energy, excitement, culture and entertainment. The city is a natural playground of beaches, waterways and bushland bordered by a beautiful coastline and mountainous hinterland. Our residents enjoy a standard of living which is arguably one of the best in the world. A stable political and social climate, prosperous economic environment and quality public services combine with our pristine natural environment to create a city with immense global appeal. Known world-wide for its 55 kilometres of spectacular surf beaches, Gold Coast City is also a smart, creative city offering a variety of shopping, theatres, galleries, a casino, exciting nightlife, restaurants, and cafes. The hinterland, which provides a backdrop to the city, boasts picturesque villages, historic buildings, wineries, craft galleries and walking trails.

Gold Coast – our events ANZ Ladies Masters Golf Australian Surf Life Saving Championships Coolangatta Gold Gold Coast Airport Marathon Gold Coast Triathlon – Luke Harrop memorial Magic Millions Carnival Pan Pacific Masters Games Prime Minister’s Cup Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Surfing Contests Armor All Gold Coast 600

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leading sports science capability


Sport Gold Coast

Bond University Institute for Sport Bond University is one of Australia’s leading private universities. Located on more than 50 hectares at Robina, the campus is a leader in sports science and exercise studies. The Bond University Institute for Sport (BUIS) and the associated Bond University Institute for Sport Research Centre (BUISRC) lead the way in sports science/ medicine services and research on the Gold Coast. In addition to the expanding range of teams and squads assisted by BUIS (across sports such as swimming, beach volleyball and soccer) the institute offers a full range of sports-related services. This includes access to a 50-metre outdoor pool, a fully-equipped gymnasium, tennis, squash and beach volleyball courts, sporting fields as well as exercise classes and personal training. BUIS and the Research Centre offer testing services across the main sports science disciplines of physiology, biochemistry (including haematology and lactate testing), biomechanics, sports psychology, strength and conditioning and physiotherapy.

w: www.bond.edu.au/hsm

Current research projects are directed toward areas such as devising new anti-doping strategies and investigating the exercise dose-response relationships to performance. Staff of the Research Centre have internationally recognised expertise in sports science and medicine. Examples of projects and consultancies in which they have been involved include: • strength and conditioning for Australian National Rugby League teams and internationally-based Rugby Union teams • coordinating sports medicine services for the British Olympic and Para Olympic teams (2000) • physiological testing services to the Ford Performance Racing Team • anti-doping research • talent identification testing – Women’s “Skeleton” Program

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Griffith University Griffith prides itself on being an ‘athlete friendly’ university with a strong commitment to supporting the local community and international sport. Griffith is dedicated to achieving excellence in sports science and medicine research and clinical practice. With world-class facilities and staff, Griffith University and the School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science are able to offer a full range of sport and exercise related services to all levels of performance athletes and sporting teams. Griffith University’s Sport and Exercise Science and Biomechanics Research Laboratories include stateof-the-art motion analysis and performance testing equipment to enable assessment of: • aerobic power and anaerobic capacity (VO2 max, anaerobic threshold, respiratory compensation threshold, critical speed, etc.) during various exercises including running, cycling, rowing, paddling • exercise biochemistry (blood, glucose and iron, oxidative stress and gene expression in exercise) • isokinetic dynamometry and strength testing (using Biodex) • kinematic, kinetic and electromyographic motion analysis using the latest 3D motion technology (Vicon)

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w: www.griffith.edu.au Laboratory testing can also be complemented with a battery of standard and sophisticated field tests tailored to suit the athlete and their sport. The Griffith Physiotherapy and Active Health Centre offers access to specialised clinicians in the fields of physiotherapy, sports psychology, sports nutrition and sports coaching. All associates of Griffith have extensive experience working with national, international and Olympic level athletes and expert clinicians regularly provide consults for professional and national sporting bodies. Links with sports and biomedical engineering also enable students to develop high technology solutions for all aspects of sports training, sports equipment and instrumentation.


Sport Gold Coast

Southern Cross University Southern Cross University has a long tradition of supporting sport through its teaching, research, community engagement and the Elite Athlete Program. Southern Cross University’s Graduate College of Management incorporates a dedicated Sport Business Unit which provides advice and expertise across a range of sport issues. Its expertise is sought by regional, national and international organisations in areas such as sponsorship, public relations and media, event management, sport business analysis as well as performance management and sports law. Complementing this is diverse expertise in a number of key areas of physical performance. The University’s strength and conditioning knowledge has been utilised by rugby league and rugby union clubs in Australia and overseas, and delivers enhancement of performance for competitive athletes using cognitive behavioural change.

w: www.scu.edu.au Education Partner for the Kokoda Challenge Youth Program, which is designed to help ‘Kokoda Kids’ aged 16-18 years develop the self confidence, teamwork and leadership skills they need to realise their full potential. The University has joined forces with the Australian Sports Commission’s National Talent Identification and Development (NTID) program to identify the next generation of sports stars. It is also a member of the National Network of Athlete Friendly Universities and has developed an Elite Athlete program, providing a wide range of flexible study and assessment options to assist athletes to successfully integrate their academic and sporting aspirations.

Undergraduate and postgraduate courses include the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science, Bachelor of Exercise Science and Nutrition, Diploma of Sport Management (Surfing Studies), Bachelor of Occupational Therapy and the Master of International Sports Management. The Southern Cross University 10km Run is one of the key events of the popular two-day Gold Coast Airport Marathon and the University is the

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accommodation options Gold Coast City has a variety of health centres, retreats and alternative therapy facilities that provide services including sports massage, acupuncture, yoga, pilates and meditation.


A variety of Gold Coast hotels and resorts offer customised accommodation for sporting teams. Many are able to cater for the specific needs of sporting teams, right down to nutritional support and a quiet night’s sleep. Sport-friendly accommodation providers can be found across the Gold Coast, and close to training facilities. The resorts and hotels listed have a history of successfully accommodating elite national and international sporting teams. For more information on sport-friendly accommodation visit w: www.sportgoldcoast.com.au w: www.verygoldcoast.com.au

“The Gold Coast’s accommodation providers are world-class. As experienced hosts of large sporting teams, they provided a customised service throughout our stay, from assistance with exercise equipment to the provision of nutritional support.”  tephen Kearney, New Zealand Rugby League S World Cup Team Coach

Hyatt Regency Sanctuary Cove

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Chancellor Apartments

Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise

19 Lake Street, Varsity Lakes, Queensland 4226

2807 Gold Coast Highway, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217

Offering superior modern accommodation, The Chancellor is set among The Piazza restaurants, cafes and shopping precinct (including a medical centre) of Varsity Central, on picturesque Lake Orr, at Varsity Lakes.

Successfully catering to the requirements of professional sporting teams for many years, Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise appreciates the importance of routine, consistency and flexibility.

The Chancellor Executive Apartments are complemented with a well-equipped fitness room, resort style pool and barbeque entertainment area. With local facilities including tennis, basketball, and beach volleyball courts, teams also have access to more than 56 hectares of open space and kilometres of walking trails next to Lake Orr and Central Park.

Striving to provide the best possible environment to maximise team performance, reigning Rugby World Champion Springboks, Netball World Champion Australian Diamonds, NRL All Stars and the AFL Premier Geelong Cats, are just a few teams who have called the hotel home during the regular season and as a pre-season training base.

The Chancellor Conference Centre and Terrace is also available for use. The natural lit, pillarless conference/function room (160sqm) can be used for meetings, workshops, and/or training. The Chancellor has received fantastic feedback from sporting groups including the French Olympic Team.

To allow sporting groups to focus on the job at hand, the hotel offers express check-in, tailored menus to suit all dietary requirements, dedicated team rooms for strategy meetings and private dining options. Hotel facilities include two swimming pools, spas and tennis court. Ideally situated between Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach, an abundance of training facilities and multiple leisure activities are located within close proximity and the beautiful patrolled Gold Coast beaches beckon only a few hundred metres away.

The Chancellor Executive Apartments are located within minutes of Bond University, Skilled Park, Pizzey Park Sports Complex and world-class golf courses. Just a 10 minute drive to the beach, these fully furnished self contained apartments are a superior option for sports teams and business travellers.

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Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise’s sister hotel Holiday Inn Surfers Paradise, is ideal for multiple team or competing team requirements. Holiday Inn is the official hotel of AFL and NRL and offers modern facilities in a beachside location, and located only five minutes away. t: +61 7 5592 9919 e: Steve.Shave@ihg.com w: www.crowneplaza.com.au


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Radisson Resort

RACV Royal Pines Resort

Palm Meadows Drive, Carrara, Queensland 4211

Ross Street, Ashmore, Queensland 4214

Radisson Resort is designed to cater for elite training squads and is a favourite for many sporting groups, from swimmers to baseball players.

Royal Pines Resort offers an extensive range of sporting and recreational facilities including a 27-hole composite golf course, five pro-experience tennis courts and a heated outdoor lagoon swimming pool with spa, perfect for recovery sessions.

The resort offers 280 comfortable rooms to cater for large sporting groups. It is just 30 minutes drive from Gold Coast Airport and 60 minutes from Brisbane International Airport. While close to Gold Coast beaches, the Radisson is far enough away from the central business district to minimise distractions. As well as providing peaceful accommodation for athletes during training camps and competitions, the Radisson is able to cater for the specific dietary requirements of each visiting team. The resort has also played host to many sporting association conferences and awards events, it has been privileged to host teams from National and International sporting groups. These include the British Olympic team, Australian Swimming, National Rugby League, Baseball and Soccer. Teams are within a short distance to our championship golf courses and facilities including Gold Coast Stadium, Skilled Park and both Bond and Griffith Universities. Training facilities are also located within the resort, which boasts a fullyequipped gymnasium, sauna, and spa.

t: +61 7 5555 7700 e: goldcoast@radisson.com w: www.radisson.com/goldcoastau

One of the closest accommodation venues to the newly developed Skilled Park, the resort is only 10 kilometres from Surfers Paradise. The hotel has a gym with six aerobic machines and six weight stations. Some free weights are available up to 20kgs which are great for the upper body and fit ball work. The expansive podium and concert lawns provide unobstructed space for training and recovery sessions. A purpose built convention centre with 15 meeting rooms and an impressive 1500m 2 ballroom with eight-metre high ceilings, can cater to small team strategy meetings, specialised dinners and team events.

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Gold Coast City – easy to access. Gold Coast Airport Gold Coast Airport offers direct domestic services from Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Newcastle and Adelaide and international services from South East Asia, Japan and New Zealand. Only a 25 minute drive from Surfers Paradise and with more than 310 flights a week into the Gold Coast Airport, it is the most convenient way to arrive. The airport staff can assist sporting teams with group check-in, oversize baggage and a quick passage through the airport. For more information on services and routes visit w: www.goldcoastairport.com.au

Brisbane Airport Brisbane International Airport has connections to 26 destinations world-wide using more than 30 airline carriers, as well as extensive domestic connections to capital cities and regional networks. Brisbane international and domestic airports are a one-hour drive to the Gold Coast. Car and coach hire is available from the airport. There is also a public transport service available from the airport, as well as taxi and limousine services. For more information visit w: www.brisbaneairport.com.au

“It’s vital for the Boomers to have access to world class facilities and equipment and The Southport School is a fantastic complex. The Gold Coast community has always welcomed the Boomers with open arms and our players and coaching staff have always greatly enjoyed their visits there.” Larry Sengstock, CEO, Basketball Australia

Every effort has been made to ensure that information submitted for this publication was accurate at the time of printing in 2010. Printed on environmentally friendly paper. GCCC7383

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Contact us t +61 (0)7 5581 7528 f +61 (0)7 5581 7838 e sport@goldcoast.qld.gov.au w www.sportgoldcoast.com.au

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