AIS ‘Change the Game’ partnership

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Last week, Australian Opal Marianna Tolo, Opals head coach Brendan Joyce and University of Canberra Capitals’ coach Paul Goriss hosted a tour of the AIS for the start of a 12-month pilot program entitled ‘Change the Game.’

The program will see athletes and employees join together to exchange diverse experiences, perspectives and capabilities to support and foster innovation within sport and manufacturing.

Tolo hosted a tour for Kamini Wijekulasuriya and four members of her team from BlueScope Manufacturing while Joyce opened the doors to a team training camp.

This enabled the participants to experience first-hand the technical, tactical skill and unwavering drive that elite athletes possess as they strive to stand atop the podium at Olympic and World Championship events.

Goriss then provided information on the strong Basketball Australia High Performance pathway that sees juniors groomed and developed into athletes capable of matching it with the best competition in the world.

The AIS tour also included a look at the security and facilities team as well as the rehabilitation programs which have helped Tolo recover from a knee injury that she suffered in the last WNBA season.

With the aim to continue to exchange diverse experiences, perspectives and capabilities, the AIS is helping to expose the business and corporate sector to our top talent based on a shared obsession with performance.