The ACT Academy of Sport (ACTAS) was formed in 1989 as the high performance arm of Sport and Recreation.
ACTAS is an endorsed Official Olympic and Paralympic Training Centre and a member of the National Institute Network (NIN). Membership of the NIN includes the eight (8) Australian state and territory institutes and academies of sport as well as the Australian Institute of Sport.
The eight state and territory institutes and academies of sport (SIS/SAS), together with the AIS, form Australia's National Institute Network (NIN). The SIS/SAS provide high performance services and support in partnership with National Sporting Organisations in their respective state and territory jurisdictions with a view to delivering high quality daily training environments for priority athletes and teams.
ACTAS programs are formed via partnership agreements between the National Sporting Organisation (NSO), State Sporting Organisation (SSO), and the ACT Government (via ACTAS).
ACTAS provides the daily training environment and a range of performance services for supported talented athletes including:
- Athletic Performance and Rehabilitation; including Athletic Performance, Performance Science and Sports Medicine Coordination and Rehabilitation
- Performance Nutrition
- Performance Psychology
- Personal Excellence
- Competition Support
- Program Management support