EVALUATION OF THE MAINTAIN THE MOMENTUM PROGRAM FOR THE AUSTRALIAN SPORTS COMMISSION
This Federally funded program was designed to continue Australia’s improvement in elite sport following the “Next Steps” program of the early 1990’s. In simple terms the Government wished to know whether the design of the program was appropriate and whether there was an improvement in results as a result of the funding.
A study of the program objectives, management and operation combined with a comprehensive analysis of Australian elite sporting results over the life of the program led to a report presented to the Minister. The evaluation found the Maintain the Momentum funding had allowed improved elite coaching, increased international competition and improved sports science/sport medicine support leading to improved results for Australian athletes. As a result funding was maintained and increased.
This evaluation was conducted by Coopers & Lybrand with Hugh Watson as evaluation designer and Principal consultant.