Australia Signs Agreement with Spain on Sports Cooperation

Australia has signed an historic agreement with European sporting powerhouse Spain, which will encourage the exchange of information and resources between the two nations.

Page last updated: 23 June 2014

PDF printable version of Australia Signs Agreement with Spain on Sports Cooperation (PDF 238 KB)

23 June 2014

Australia today signed an historic agreement with European sporting powerhouse Spain, which will encourage the exchange of information and resources between the two nations.

Minister for Sport Peter Dutton inked a Memorandum of Understanding on sports cooperation with the Spanish Ambassador to Australia, His Excellency Enrique Viguera, on the eve of the FIFA World Cup match between the Socceroos and the reigning champions.

“Spain and Australia share a passion for sport, and this Memorandum of Understanding will help our nations develop what is already a productive sporting relationship,” Mr Dutton said.

“Australia and Spain will work together to improve our elite athlete and performance programmes in areas including skills development, training programmes and sports science.

“The Australian Institute of Sport and other high performance sporting agencies will be able to leverage the agreement to work more closely with their Spanish counterparts.

“The agreement will also benefit Australia’s commitment to build on its world class sports integrity programme by providing the opportunity to work with Spain in areas such as anti-doping, match-fixing and illegal sports betting.

“I’d like to thank the Government of Spain for their commitment to this agreement with Australia and I’m sure it will enhance sports programmes in both nations.”

The Memorandum of Understanding will be in place for five years.

For more information, please contact the Minister's Office on 02 6277 7220

View by date:

Top of Page