The Sport Performance and Business research program aims to enhance the performance of sport in training, competition and the business environments.

We focus on sport that inspires – specifically how we can advance and develop the performer, coach, umpire, practitioner, administrator and organisation.

We are guided by our strong commitment to these aims:

  • developing our partners – with a global focus
  • engaging with government and industry to address big-picture, real-world problems.

Our program includes four research groups with approximately 90 staff and higher-degree research students.

Our research interests

Our research into sport performance and business includes two specialist groups which work across the focus areas.

Game Insight Group (GIG)

The Game Insight Group (GIG) consists of a team of experts revolutionising tennis through science.

GIG pursues three research themes:

  • The Perfect Game
  • Analytics
  • Technology.

Research is conducted with athletes, as well as with other stakeholders such as coaches, broadcasters and fans.


TRACK is a new initiative currently under development as part of the Sport, Performance and Business program.

It is designed to facilitate the development of commercial opportunities related to human tracking technology and techniques, using the skills within the research program.

Partners, funders & collaborators

  • Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
  • Beijing Sports University, China
  • Central University of Finance and Economics, China
  • German Sports University, Cologne
  • Guangzhou Sport University, China
  • Shanghai Sport University, China
  • South West University, China
  • Tsukuba International Academy for Sport, Japan
  • University of Tsukuba, Japan
  • Western University, Canada

  • Australian Football League (AFL), Australia
  • Australia-India Council, Australian Government, India
  • Australian Institute for Musculoskeletal Science (AIMSS)
  • Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Australian Paraolympic Committee
  • Australian Sports Commission (ASC)
  • Cricket Australia
  • Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)
  • Football Federation Victoria Golf Australia Government of Kerala, India
  • Gymnastics Australia
  • Hockey Australia
  • International Institute of Sports Management, India
  • Maribyrnong Sports Academy, Australia
  • Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India
  • Procam International, India
  • Punjab Institute of Sport, India
  • Real Madrid, Spain
  • San Antonio Spurs, Texas
  • Sport Australia Hall of Fame, Australia
  • Sports Authority of India
  • Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand (SPRINZ)
  • Swimming Australia
  • Tennis Australia
  • Western Bulldogs Football Club, Australia
  • Western Health, Australia
  • Zone StartUps India