Australian Institute of Sport (AIS)
As Australia’s strategic high performance sport agency, the AIS is responsible and accountable for leading the delivery of Australia’s international sporting success.
Since 1981, the AIS has been the cradle of Australia’s national sports system — one that is recognised the world over for its ability to identify, develop and produce world, Olympic and Paralympic champions.
With international competition intensifying all the time, the AIS links sports investment to performance targets and provides world-class expertise and services — ensuring Australia’s current and emerging high performance athletes have access to the right support at the right time in their pursuit of excellence.
The AIS works in partnership with national sporting organisations such as Hockey Australia, state institutes and academies of sport (SIS/SAS) and peak bodies (Australian Olympic Committee, Australian Paralympic Committee and Australian Commonwealth Games Association) to deliver international sporting success.
Australian Olympic Committee (AOC)
The Australian Olympic Committee is the National Olympic Committee for Australia and is responsible for the development and promotion of the Olympic Movement. The AOC provides assistance for Hockey Australia to fund international competition for the Hockeyroos and Kookaburras and works to ensure the best preparation possible is undertaken by our hockey teams for Olympic competition.
The role of the AOC also extends to spreading the Olympic spirit and ideals throughout the wider community, even in the years between Olympic Games. It is its responsibility to select, send and fund Australian Teams to the Olympic Summer and Winter Games.
The AOC is a non-profit organisation, independent of Government and Government funding other than contributions by State Governments to the Olympic Team Appeal.
Commonwealth Games Australia (CGA)
Hockey Australia is member of Commonwealth Games Australia (CGA).
CGA is a member-based organisation (their members are the National Sporting Organisations (NSO’s) representing the sports participating in the Commonwealth Games), which receives no Federal Government funding and exists to plan, administer, coordinate and lead the participation of member sports and their respective athletes and officials in the Commonwealth Games and the Commonwealth Youth Games.
Between 1996 and 2018, CGA has provided in excess of $43 million to its member sports and their athletes. This total amount does not include the cost incurred on Australian Teams participating in Commonwealth Games and Commonwealth Youth Games.
CGA is committed to accurately identifying the specific needs of members, partners and stakeholders and to developing/delivering systems, programs and support designed specifically to meet these needs. For Hockey Australia, CGA continues to provide financial assistance and support to hockey’s high performance program through agreed projects. CGA’s assistance allows Hockey Australia to support athletes transition through the hockey pathway enabling strong performances to be achieved in international competitions by our elite and pre-elite teams.
Hockey has been a Commonwealth Games sport since 1998 (women) and 2002 (men). From these games, Australia has podiumed in all Games with the Hockeyroos winning 6 medals ( 4 gold, 1 silver & 1 bronze) whilst the Kookaburras have won 5 medals all gold.
Government of Western Australia – Department of Sport & Recreation
The Western Australian Government through its Department of Sport and Recreation is a significant financial supporter of the Hockey
Australia High Performance Program currently based at the Perth Hockey Stadium.
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