The Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) is an initiative of the Queensland Government aimed at supporting the State's elite and identified developing athletes.
Officially launched in May 1991, the Academy's goal is to ensure that Queensland remains at the forefront of domestic and international sport. To achieve this the QAS provides assistance to Queensland's talented athletes and coaches as they strive for excellence within their sport following a philosophy of being 'athlete centred, coach driven and service supported'.
QAS scholarship holders have access to world-class coaching and support services including sport science, strength and conditioning, medical and career and education in addition to financial support, for competition and training costs, depending on the level of their scholarship.
The QAS headquarters located at the Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre (QSAC) at Nathan has allowed the Academy to stay at the cutting edge of athlete development and support. It has allowed the QAS to centralise its operations providing a one-stop shop for athletes, providing access to the best training and support services the State has to offer.