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sideline champions

As the official support program focused on the family and significant others of the Australian Commonwealth Games Team athletes, the Sideline Champions (SLC) program aims to help alleviate pressures and enhance the overall Games experience for athletes by allowing them to focus on their preparation and performance as well as to recognise their significant others as key contributors along their journey towards peak performance.

Sideline Champions Registration and Lounge Accreditation

To confirm your Sideline Champions so that they get access to all the program activities, please follow this LINK, complete the details by Friday 16 March and submit – this information will go directly to the Sideline Champions team. 

Your Sideline Champions will: 

  • Join the exclusive CGA Sideline Champions community 
  • Receive the monthly subscription of Sideline Connections, an online newsletter full of resources and Game information helping family members and significant athletes prepare for CG2018 as well as provide support post Games 
  • Accreditation access to the Sideline Champions Lounge, a comfortable setting adjacent to the Gold Coast Games Village where CGA Team members can catch up and relax with loved ones. 

Sideline Champions T-Shirt

As part of recognising and celebrating the champions in an athletes' life, the Sideline Champions (SLC) program will be presenting each CGA selected athlete and team official associated with a sport with 2 complimentary Sideline Champions t-shirts. This is a token of appreciation from CGA and the AIS to acknowledge the contribution of Sideline Champions in the high performance journey and we look forward to seeing them represent the SLC community in their special shirts at the Games.

Each athlete and team official need to nominate who they will be giving their 2 complimentary SLC t-shirts to by clicking on this LINK and following the instructions.  All SLC t-shirt nominations need to be submitted by Friday 16 March.

 Sideline Champions

nudgee preparation camp

Training: St. Joseph's Nudgee College (Brisbane) will serve as our exclusive preparation camp training venue. Personal coaches of all athletes will be permitted into Nudgee. Training facilities are available onsite (athletics track, long throws area, 50m pool, gym). 
Further options for endurance athletes: There is a large golf course attached to Nudgee that has had a running path mowed especially for our endurance athletes. 

Accommodation: All team members as well as personal coaches of 'A' qualified athletes will be accommodated at Brisbane International Virginia. Brisbane International is directly opposite Nudgee College. Due to space restrictions, we do not envision we will have enough space to accommodate PCs of 'B' qualified athletes and PCs of relay-only runners. 

Camp Open: Monday 26 March (early arrival on 23 March available for those competing in the Summer of Aths GP)
Camp Close: Monday 2 April, the Team will move from Brisbane into the Commonwealth Games Village.Transport (bus) will be provided for all Team members. 

gold coast information

Competition Venue Information

Carrara Stadium: Carrara Stadium will host all Track & Field events on a Mondo surface. 

Currumbin Beachfront: Currumbin Beachfront will host the 20km Race Walk, consisting of 20 1km loops. The start and finish is located on Pacific Parade, Currumbin

Southport: The Marathon will start and finish at the Southport Broadwater Parklands. 

GC2018 ATHLETICS Timetable Carrara Stadium (Track & Field)Walks Course (Currumbin)  Marathon Course (Southport) Carrara Stadium Maps

Training Venue Information

Super Sports Centre, Runaway Bay: Runaway Bay will serve as the exclusive Games time athletics training facility for the Australian Commonwealth Games Team. Runaway Bay will accommodate training for all events except Pole Vault.
NB: Marathon athletes from all countries will also have access to Runway Bay prior to the start of the Marathon events (8 April). 
Further options for endurance athletes: 

Carrara Warm-up Track (accreditation required): Carrara Warm-up is one of two official training venues (all countries) for track & field events. Due to limitations at Runaway Bay, pole vault training for Australian athletes will take place here. 

Griffith University Sports Centre (accreditation required): Griffith is the second of two official training venues (all countries) for track & field. 

NB: Personal coaches of all Australian team members will be permitted into Runaway Bay. However, Carrara Warm-up & Griffith are official training venues and therefore require accreditation to enter. 

travel & booking process

Athletes: Athletics Australia will organise travel for all selected Team Members. Please be prepared to come to the Team Day will your travel preferences as flights will need to be booked ASAP. Athletes already selected will be contacted by AA HP. 

Personal Coaches: Personal Coaches will need to book their own flights from their nearest capital city to Brisbane / Gold Coast. AA will reimburse Personal Coaches of 'A' qualified athletes up to $500 ($800 for Perth) for flights from their nearest capital city. There is no travel funding available for PCs originating from South East Qld.  No travel funding will be provided for PCs of 'B' qualified athletes or relay-only runners. 

To claim your reimbursement, please email a copy of your itinerary (including cost of flight) and bank details to  

Travel Insurance



Athletes will have two spectator tickets for the FINAL of their event made available to them for purchase (only if they progress through to the final). 

There will be no spectator ticket allocation for heats and qualifying rounds. 

Family & friends are encouraged to source their own tickets though GOLDOC

Athlete Fundraising: Athletes may be eligible to raise funds through the Australian Sports Foundation. Click here for further information.

Athletics Australia
Athletics House
Level 2, 31 Aughtie Drive
Albert Park  VIC 3206

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