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Bond University Unveils New Elite Sports Centre



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Bond University Unveils New Elite Sports Centre

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With the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the horizon, Bond University has today unveiled another jewel in the Bond Sports crown with the launch of its new multi-million dollar Sports Centre.

The elite sporting facility measures 2,700 sqm and encompasses a gym with state-of-the-art fitness equipment, three group exercise rooms, two beach volleyball courts, a dedicated function area and linkage pathways with Bond’s famous Olympic size pool.

The new Sports Centre was officially opened by Swimming Australia President Mr John Bertrand AM alongside Bond University Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Tim Brailsford and Bond’s Executive Director of Sport, Mr Garry Nucifora.

Other high-profile guests from the Sporting world included Head Coach of the Australian Swimming team Jacco Verhaeren, Olympic swim champion Mel Wright, triathlete Courtney Atkinson as well as Cr Gary Baildon AM, John-Paul Langbroek MP and Cr Hermann Vorster.

The Sports Centre adds to Bond University’s suite of elite sporting facilities including the High Performance Training Centre located within the Bond Institute of Health and Sport (BIHS), competition level rugby and AFL fields and a 50 metre heated pool.

Don Knapp, CEO of Australian University Sport, said Bond University was setting a sector-wide standard in recognising the importance of dual career education.

“Bond University is an industry leader in terms of supporting high achievers to pursue excellence in both sport and the classroom,” said Mr Knapp.

“Integrating sport into a university’s strategy, as Bond has done, has far-reaching benefits by representing an investment in the health and well-being of future generations.

“The new Sports Centre will be a recreational hub for Bond student-athletes and will also undoubtedly lure professional athletes, coaches and academics looking to work with the best in the business.

“I congratulate Bond University on bringing this world-class facility to life and look forward to working closely with the team to help foster our sporting talent Australia-wide.”

Bond University is home to 27 sporting clubs including rugby, swimming, AFL, athletics, basketball, equestrian and volleyball.

The new Sports Centre will be open for use from next Monday 23 May.

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