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.



News image

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.

News image

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.

News image

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.

News image

Lead Physical Preparation Coach - Athletics

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

The VIS are looking for a dynamic and passionate high performance professional to join its team in the role of Lead Physical Preparation Coach for Athletics (Full time or Part time 0.8FTE)

News image

Birkinhead notches up qualifier at Zatopek

Monday, 18 December 2017

Damien Birkinhead recorded the sole Commonwealth Games A qualifier at Zatopek last Thursday night, heaving the shot put 20.32m

News image

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.

News image

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.

News image

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.

News image

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.

News image

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.

There are currently no event items.

Program Manager

Ben King

Training Venues

VIS Gymnasium

Lakeside Stadium



2XU Performance Apparel


Athletics Australia

Athletics Victoria

Other Athletics athletes