Drive elite success and deliver and promote world-class knowledge and facilities.
Grow elite success and keep Queensland winning
- Enhance sport performance excellence and success by ensuring talented Queenslanders are supported through:
- quality coach and athlete pathways
- investment in high performance programs, services, knowledge and partnerships.
- Deliver opportunities and support for high performance athletes to connect and inspire communities.
- Invest in and encourage innovative approaches to human performance to benefit and support physical activity for the broader community through:
- collaborative research, innovation and technology development
- communication, exchange and translation of knowledge.
- Invest in the redevelopment of the Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre as part of a sport ecosystem to support performance innovation and excellence.
Provide world-class fan experiences through major sports and entertainment facilities
- Invest in existing Stadiums Queensland venues to ensure they meet industry and community standards and expectations and can continue to attract world-class events that provide quality spectator and fan experiences.
- Establish a cross-agency decision-making framework to form an integral component of planning and investing in sport and other major events around Queensland.
- Encourage targeted investment to strengthen event infrastructure across the state and build the capacity and capability to host large events in regional areas.
- Invest in public infrastructure that benefits the broader visitor economy, and improves community experience, including precincts of importance and sport infrastructure.
Success looks like
- growing impact of the Queensland sport and active recreation industries
- enhanced systems for high performance success
- a knowledge ecosystem supporting innovation and success
- major sport facilities providing a great fan experience and are successful in attracting events.
Case study: From Kingaroy to Olympic glory
Taliqua Clancy was the first Indigenous beach volleyballer to compete at an Olympic Games when she took to the sand at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
Growing up in the landlocked regional town of Kingaroy, more than 200 kilometres from a beach, she began playing indoor volleyball, but also competed in netball, touch football, swimming and cross country.
At the age of 16, Taliqua’s talent was identified at a school sport competition. She received a scholarship for the Queensland Academy of Sport Volleyball program and moved to the city. Here she was exposed to beach volleyball for the first time and thrived under the direction of her coaches and fellow athletes before moving into the national program.
Making her Commonwealth Games debut on the Gold Coast in 2018, Taliqua claimed the silver medal. She is also a regular on the podium throughout the Beach Volleyball World Tour circuit.
Last updated: 15 Feb 2021