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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Clifford takes Melbourne bronze

Monday, 16 October 2017

VIS scholarship holder, Jaryd Clifford, has finished 3rd in the prestigious Melbourne Marathon 10km race, running with guides Matthew Clarke and VIS scholarship holder Luke Mathews.

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A record breaking throw

Friday, 01 September 2017

VIS shot putter, Damien Birkinhead, etched his name into the Australian record books, throwing a whopping 21.35m to place second in Zagreb, Croatia earlier last week.

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Stratton soars at Worlds

Monday, 14 August 2017

VIS scholarship holder and long jumper, Brooke Stratton, has etched her name into the history books with a stunning 6th place finish at the World Championships in London.

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Buckman sets sights on 2018

Monday, 07 August 2017

An agonisingly close finish for Zoe Buckman in the 1500m semi-final at the IAAF World Championships in London has seen her miss a berth in the final by 0.18 seconds, running 4:05.93 to place 8th.

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Bol scores London qualifier

Sunday, 02 July 2017

Peter Bol was in a league of his own at the 23rd Bauhaus Junior Gala in Mannheim, running a London world championships qualifier of 1:45.21 over 800m which moves him to equal seventh Australian all-time.

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Woodruff selected for Indian opportunity

Monday, 19 June 2017

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Cathy Woodruff for a two week coaching and mentoring program in Bangalore, India this July.

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Griffith goes for double

Sunday, 18 June 2017

One week since clocking the fastest 800m time since 2011, Georgia Griffith has attained a 1500m IAAF World Championship qualifying time of 4:07.32 at the Stumptown Twilight in Portland.

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Griffith makes it in time for London

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

In what was a breakthrough performance over 800m, Georgia Griffith has surprised herself by running an IAAF World Championship qualifying time of 2:00.90 at the Portland Track Festival.

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Mathews running on London time

Monday, 05 June 2017

Rio Olympian, Luke Mathews has thrown his name into the mix to line up in the 1500m at the London World Championships after posting a qualifying time at the Nijmegen Global Athletics meeting.

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Hall puts down stellar time

Monday, 29 May 2017

Linden Hall has performed strongly at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, the third stop of the 2017 IAAF Diamond League series, punching a World Championship qualifying time of 4:07.37 to finish 12th.

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