Tasmanian Institute of Sport

The Tasmanian Institute of Sport (TIS) was established in 1985 by the Tasmanian Government to assist home-grown athletes achieve excellence in sport.

The TIS provides leadership and quality athlete and coaching services to Tasmania's talented athletes to assist them to compete successfully on the international stage.

TIS had 14 athletes represent Australia at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Olympians continuing to receive TIS support include  Eddie Ockenden (hockey), Scott Brennan, Sam Beltz, Anthony Edwards, Tom Gibson, Kerry Hore and Brendan Long (rowing) and Stephanie Grant (judo).

TIS currently provides scholarships to young talented Tasmanian athletes in a range of Olympic and non- Olympic sport programs.

The main programs offered are National Training Centre (NTC) programs in the sports of athletics, basketball, cycling, football (soccer), hockey and rowing. A full-time coach is employed for each sport. Elite Development Programs (EDP) operate in a similar way to NTC programs.

TIS staff include administrative and athlete welfare personnel, sports performance staff and full-time accredited coaches. In addition consultants in the areas of nutrition, sports psychology and sports medicine are affiliated with the TIS and are employed on a fee for service basis.

The TIS is primarily funded by the Tasmanian Government and provides scholarships to approximately 130 athletes each year.

TIS is an Olympic Training Centre recognised by the Australian Olympic Committee.

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Scott Brennan and David Crawshay (R) in the men's double sculls semi-finals at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Photo: Fred Dufour/Pool/Getty Images