Victorian Institute of Sport


The VIS Athletics Program provides the highest level of support to Victoria’s elite Track & Field athletes with the aim of improving performances at international benchmark events.

The VIS program operates in partnership with Athletics Australia (AA) and Athletics Victoria (AV) to support Victorian based athletes to become world’s best and to compete on the international stage at events including the Olympics, Paralympics and Commonwealth Games, IAAF and IPC World Championships.

The VIS Athletics Program Manager works closely with the coaches and athletes to provide access to training facilities and support services with an aim to provide a world class daily training environment for the athletes in their pursuit of international success.



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Athletics Review: Commonwealth Games

Monday, 16 April 2018

The huge contingent of VIS track and field athletes were impressive on and off the track. Medals, tears and acts of sportsmanship permeated the entire athletics program.

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Birkinhead edges out former champion

Tuesday, 03 April 2018

VIS athletes Brooke Stratton (Long Jump) and Damien Birkinhead (Shot Put) proved they're ready for Commonwealth Games action, registering great results at the Queensland International Track Classic in Brisbane.

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Clifford and Holt rewrite World Records

Monday, 19 March 2018

Paralympian Jaryd Clifford has broken the visually-impaired T12 1500m world record to run 3:45.18, slicing 3.13 seconds off the previous record held by Abderrahim Zhiou of Tunisia.

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Four more round out the Athletics squad

Monday, 05 March 2018

Commonwealth Games Australia has welcomed four additional VIS athletes to finalise the athletics squad for Gold Coast 2018.

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Mitchell breaks her own record for the second time in a month

Monday, 05 March 2018

Kathryn Mitchell has again rewritten the Australian Women’s Javelin record, improving her mark to 68.57m at the Victorian Track & Field Championships to win the State title on Saturday.

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Gregson and Birkinhead set to debut indoor

Monday, 26 February 2018

Australian record holders, Ryan Gregson (1500m) and Damien Birkinhead (Shot Put), will make their debut appearances at the World Indoor Championships in Birmingham 1-4 March.

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Thirteen VIS athletes selected for Gold Coast

Monday, 19 February 2018

So far thirteenteen VIS athletes have been named in the Australian Track & Field team for the Commonwealth Games, including our most recent national record holder, javelin thrower Kathryn Mitchell.

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Kathryn Mitchell sets new Australian record

Monday, 12 February 2018

VIS athlete, Kathryn Mitchell, has set a new Australian record in the women’s javelin of 67.58m at Athletics Victoria throwers meet in Ringwood on Sunday.

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Holt and Weightman Commonwealth Games selection confirmed

Monday, 22 January 2018

Isis Holt and Lisa Weightman were last week, confirmed by Commonwealth Games Australia as part of the initial 14 members of the 111 Australian Athletics team to compete at Gold Coast 2018.

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Baden and Deng perform strongly at Jandakot Airport Track Classic

Monday, 15 January 2018

Joel Baden claims victory in the high jump, whilst Joseph Deng places third over 800m.

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Program Manager

Ben King

Training Venues

VIS Gymnasium

Lakeside Stadium



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