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Alert: Opening of $68.5m Sport and Learning Precinct Friday

Media are invited to record Western Jets TAC Cup players in a demonstration of the latest developments in sports science:

  • Kicking tests using newly developed CSIRO "smart leggings"
  • Simulation training - players tested on near life size interactive decision-making scenarios  

Sport and exercise science at the cutting edge on display at Victoria University's new Sport and Learning Precinct in Footscray.     

Event details:

Where: Footscray Park Campus, Mel Ref: 2S, F4.Parking at rear off Maribyrnong Bvd

Date: Friday, 24 June

Time: 11am-12.30pm

What: Western Jets TAC Cup players in lab-based demonstrations, Interactive multimedia sports skills acquisition, Heat chamber exercise and oxygen uptake testing, Tours of learning commons and sports science labs

Who: Official opening by the Governor of Victoria, Mr Alex Chernov, with an address by federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon, MC: ABC 774 Drive presenter Lindy Burns          


Media inquiries: Jim Buckell, External Communications Manager,

Marketing and Communications Department, Victoria University

Ph: (03) 9919 4243; mobile: 0400 465 459; email: [email protected]

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