Sporting excellence of Australia compared to UK

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·         Australian Institute of sport: Set up in 1981 after no gold’s in 1976 and poor performance in Commonwealth games.

·         They have centres in each state that are run on an equal level.

·         Provide sport science support, athlete career education (ACE), sponsorship, technology, coaching, facilities.

·         Promising players are picked from club sides.

·         Aussie rules draft system: Teams get to pick players from state leagues and national under 18 in the close season.

·         Team that finishes bottom gets first pick of players.

·         Negative aspect: teams at the bottom of the table




Very useful! thank you!

Rhys Cummins



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