Bond University has today taken the wraps off 'The Bullshark Cage' - its new High Performance Training Centre at the Bond Institute of Health and Sport (BIHS).
The new elite sporting facility encompasses a gym, recovery area, rehabilitation pools and altitude room, and is the first stage of a two part upgrade to the BIHS, with an accompanying high performance testing laboratory expected to be completed by September 2015.
The launch was presided over by Bond University's Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Tim Brailsford, and featured guest speeches from Don Knapp, Chief Executive Officer of Australian University Sport and Bond's Executive Director of Sport, Garry Nucifora.
Professor Brailsford said the state-of-the-art facilities formed an integral part of Bond University's ongoing commitment to providing a world class sporting program.
"The High Performance Training Centre will be dedicated to the development of elite sport both at the University and within the wider sports community," he said.
"The centre has already attracted the attention of some of the world's top sporting teams, and we look forward to welcoming students, staff and guests to the new facilities."
Mr Knapp said Bond University's vision for the delivery of programs and facilities to support elite student athletes had been realised with the launch of the High Performance Training Centre.
"Bond is setting the benchmark in Australia in recognising the importance of dual career education, and the right of high achievers to pursue excellence in both sport and the classroom," said Mr Knapp.
“The High Performance Training Centre will attract high achieving student athletes, coaches and academics, and will ultimately create a legacy of excellence.
"The Centre will undoubtedly produce many of tomorrow’s leaders in sport in Australia, thus making a great contribution to the nation’s sporting landscape."
The launch was held at the Bond Institute of Health and Sport on Friday, July 10.