Queensland Academy of Sport

Athlete Stories & Experiences

Check out the videos below to discover some insights into the life of Queensland Academy of Sport supported athletes.

Are you a regional athlete? So is Matt Denny, Olympic Discus Thrower! Matt talks about his support from QAS and how proud he is to represent his town.

Michael Shippley is a Para Track Cyclist. He talks about an injury that occurred later in life, which started him on a Paralympic sporting journey. It's never too late!

It all started with a dream! Nat Cook's journey to five Olympic Games and her Gold Medal Moment for Beach Volley Ball.

Imagine what it would be like to win gold at the Brisbane 2032 Games! Angie Lambert, Field Hockey Player and Olympic Gold Medalist describes her experience at Sydney, 2000 - a feeling like no other.

Dan Collins and Andrew Trim, Olympic Kayakers talk about their Sydney, 2000 experience and how their sporting career translated into what they now do for full-time work.

Curious about Archery? So was Dane Bird-Smith, Olympic Race Walking Athlete! Check out the video to watch his introduction to the sport.

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We want passion.
We want commitment.

If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you.

*(You must be turning at least 13 in 2022)