Victorian Institute of Sport

Badminton

Support through the individual athlete scholarship program is offered annually to athletes from sports which do not have a Tier 1 program.

Athletes with an individual scholarship, compete in sports which do not have a Tier 1 sports program with the VIS (the exceptions are athletics and swimming EAD athletes who are fully integrated into their respective Tier 1 programs).

Athletes can apply for scholarships in March/April and successful athletes are awarded annual scholarships which run from 1 July to 30 June.

Athletes are awarded individual scholarships based on the following criteria:

  • national and/or international ratings
  • potential to achieve success at national and/or international level
  • Australian citizenship (or those who have taken steps to become a citizen) and normally a resident of the State of Victoria

Successful VIS athletes with an Individual Scholarship come from sports such as badminton, boxing, fencing, judo, shooting, snowboarding, table tennis, synchronised swimming, taekwondo and many more.

 

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Badminton Review: Commonwealth Games

Monday, 16 April 2018

VIS’ Gronya Somerville and Setyana Mapasa swept through the first round of the Gold Coast tournament 21-3, 21-6 and progressed all the way to the semi-finals before confronting England.

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Mapasa and Somerville just miss out on semis

Monday, 09 April 2018

Setyana Mapasa and Gronya Somerville after impressive form in the mixed team badminton event just missed out on a spot in the semifinal, going down to a strong Singapore side in straight set.

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Mapasa and Somerville Commonwealth Games selection confirmed

Monday, 26 February 2018

VIS badminton doubles duo, Setyana Mapasa and Gronya Somerville, have been selected in the Australian Commonwealth Games badminton team to compete at Gold Coast 2018.

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Badminton put best game forward

Monday, 27 November 2017

VIS scholarship holders, Setyana Mapasa and Gronya Somerville, have finished their Yonex-Sunrise Hong Kong Open campaign with a valiant quarter-final effort to finish within the top eight.

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Duo downed by Taipei

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Sawan Serasinghe and Matthew Chau have finished in fourth position in their group and will not progress to the quarter-finals of the Olympic tournament.

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Duo serve up resilient fight

Friday, 12 August 2016

Chau and Serasinghe put up a resilient fight but lost to the powerhouse pair from Korea.

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