AIS European Training Centre

Postal address: 
Via al Lido 9
Gavirate, VA 21026
Italy
Phone: 
+39 0332733210
Fax: 
+39 0332733299
Year of foundation: 
2011
Name of the director: 
Warwick Forbes- Head of AIS Europe. Pat Birgan-Centre Manager
Institutional dependency: 
Public
Sports: 
Archery
Basketball
Boxing
Canoe Sprint
Cycling Mountain Bike
Cycling Road
Fencing
Golf
Judo
Modern Pentathlon
Rowing
Rugby
Sailing
Shooting
Tennis
Triathlon
Volleyball
Water Polo
Support services: 
physiotherapy
sport medicine
sport physiology
sport science laboratories
strength and conditioning
video analysis
Additional sport facilities: 
gymnasium
recovery centre
Suitable for: 
elite
international
national
non-elite
olympic
paralympic
Admission athletes of other countries with fees: 
No
Altitude: 
See Level (0-200m)
Weather: 
Term: 
January-March
Average temperature: 
11º C
Average humidity: 
74%
Pluviometry: 
70
Term: 
April-June
Average temperature: 
21º C
Average humidity: 
75%
Pluviometry: 
108
Term: 
July-September
Average temperature: 
25º C
Average humidity: 
76%
Pluviometry: 
70
Term: 
October-December
Average temperature: 
10º C
Average humidity: 
80%
Pluviometry: 
147
Public transport: 
Available
Shuttle: 
No
Airport: 
Available
Airport name: 
Milan Malpensa, Airport Shuttle arranged upon request
Distance to airport: 
29.00Km
Railway: 
Available
Railway station name: 
Gavirate
Distance to railway station: 
2.00Km
ETC European Training Centre , Gavirate Italy


fidelity award: Bronze

Subscription year: 
2011
Member type: 
Member


Weather

Weather
Temperature: 
12.3ºC
Humidity: 
89%
Wind: 
Calm [North 0º 1.0km/h)
 
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SPORTS AND FACILITIES

Sport facilities: Sports Science and Medicine, Strength and Conditioning Gym, Recovery Centre: Plus access to local Varese Italian sporting facilities at a reasonable cost, Rowing at Gavirate or Varese Rowing clubs, Basketball and Football, Canoe Centre in Commabbio, Archery, Volleyball, Track and Field track soon to be upgraded in Gavirate ( March 2017) Table tennis, Tennis, Gliding Facilities

Sport Medical and Physiotherapy services: Sports Medicine and Physiotherapy, Physiology, Sports Nutrition, for visiting Australian teams only; Visiting international teams with Medical staff can utilise the Physiotherapy/Medical rooms if required.

Admission of athletes of other countries: Australian athletes and teams have precedence (usually between April/May to August) but International teams are welcome and many European countries have already conducted extensive training camps at the ETC

Residence number of beds: There are 25 rooms including 7 disabled rooms, to house 50 persons twin share, the building is fully wheelchair accessible. Other facilities include a recreation room, TV room, large laundry and a fully-catered dining hall. Plus self-catering kitchens if required.

The ETC is a "Home away from Home " for Australian Olympic and National athletes, replicating the facilities and services that the AIS offers in Canberra, Australia. The centre is open to other international teams in the months that the Australian athletes are not present, usually January to April and  September to December. European Rowing, Canoe and Cycling teams regularly conduct training Camps at the ETC as lake Varese in considered one of the best rowing lakes in Northern Europe, it has calm waters, and a temperate climate.  The mountains behind Varese offer cyclists great training possibilities with some roads named after famous riders, i.e. the Ivan Basso climb. The ORICA Bike Exchange team is based close by and the roads are constantly being used by professional teams. Varese is a strong basketball town but there are many other attractive sporting facilities in the region.