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12 May, 2022

New National Throws Centre excites Matt Denny

Construction is about to begin on a new $2.7 million centre of excellence at the Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre (QSAC) in Brisbane for the State’s shot put, discus, javelin and decathlon stars of the future.

Matthew Denny. Photo courtesy Athletics Australia

Sports Minister Stirling Hinchliffee said “This high-performance, centre of excellence for elite and emerging athletes is another important step in Queensland’s transformational journey to the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.”

Athletes will start training at the National Throws Centre of Excellence by the end of 2022.

Athletics Australia CEO, Peter Bromley said the first National Throws Centre of Excellence was a momentous occasion for Australian athletics.

“We have a very proud history of success in throws, with Tokyo Olympians Kelsey-Lee Barber and Matt Denny just two of our athletes who have performed at the pinnacle.

Olympic discus thrower Matt Denny said the centre of excellence will add a new dimension to throws training. 

“I am so excited about the National Throws Centre, it will enhance our training immensely.

“It brings a new age of track and field throwers to Queensland and depth to our already successful past in throws.

“This centre will make a clear difference to my personal development toward the 2024 Paris Olympics and provide the fuel for my goal of the 2032 Brisbane Olympics.” Mr Denny said.

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