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ARDC to become new hub for UTS sport science

2 February 2017

The Australian Rugby Development Centre at Moore Park

An artist's impression of the UTS entrance to the ARDC, Moore Park.

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  • The Australian Rugby Development Centre (ARDC) currently under construction at the Moore Park sporting precinct will house state-of-the-art UTS sport science facilities
  • The new facility will provide UTS sport science students and researchers with unrivalled access to sporting clubs and organisations based in the precinct

Over the past year, a new building has been taking shape on the northern edge of Sydney’s Moore Park sporting precinct.  The Australian Rugby Development Centre (ARDC) - due to open in 2018 – will act as the new headquarters for the Australian Rugby Union, hosting the high performance operations for the Wallabies, sevens programs and junior development program.

In addition, the building will house UTS’s new sport science facilities, including research laboratories, a rooftop running track, indoor training fields, state-of-the-art motion tracking equipment and weather simulators that allow sport scientists to replicate extreme weather environments. 

UTS Sport and Exercise Science Professor Aaron Coutts is excited about the prospect of working with some of the best sporting organisations in the country.

“A lot of our research is athlete focused, sports focused, so we get out of the lab and we partner with sports. Being positioned at the ARDC, or at the SCG precinct, puts us in a fantastic position to collaborate with the precinct partners, all the sporting clubs, sporting teams and organisations, and logically the ARU. There are a lot of opportunities there to link with their teams, the sevens, the Wallabies and so forth," Coutts said. 

Read the Sydney Morning Herald’s full story on the ARDC here

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