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Bond awarded for world-class training facilities

June 22, 2020

L-R: Bond’s BIHS Facility Manager, Glenn Corcoran and Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, Rick Martin with team memorabilia

The world’s best athletes already knew it, but the Bond Institute of Health and Science has been recognised as one of the leading sport facilities on the planet.

The Bond University facility at Robina has just received the Strength of America Award™ for the three-year period of 2020-2023.

From the Wallabies, All Blacks and Irish rugby teams, to the Richmond Tigers, Adelaide Crows and Fremantle Dockers, sport teams and athletes from around the globe have been drawn to the elite training facility.

“Attaining an award like this puts Bond up there as a high performance centre that teams want to come through,” facility manager Glenn Corcoran said.

“They want to use the centre and they have the confidence in the facility and the staff.

“We’ve had the All Blacks, the NZ rugby league team booked in, we’ve had 30 or 40 international teams come through the facility and look forward to many more coming in.”

The National Strength and Conditioning Association is dedicated to ensuring the safety of athletes through the education and promotion of best-practices when training on the field and in the weight room.

The institute includes state-of-the-art gym, pool, hypoxic chamber, recovery pools and testing facilities as well as boasting highly-trained staff.

Bond will look to continue to attract the highest calibre athletes and teams, while complying with social distancing rules.

“We do temperature control as they come in and have the safe areas marked out so everything is compliant with social distancing,” Mr Corcoran said.

“We’ve obviously got the highest calibre athletes coming here, but also the Bond rugby, swimming and netball teams that use the facility on a constant basis.”

Teams that have called the facility home in 2019-20.

  • Wallabies
  • Ireland Rugby
  • Richmond Tigers
  • Adelaide Crows
  • Fremantle Dockers
  • Triathlon Australia
  • Melbourne Storm
  • Gold Coast Titans
  • Mountain Bike Australia
  • Junior Wallabies
  • NZ Rugby U20s