Elite athletes with a disability
Support through the individual athlete scholarship program is offered annually to athletes from sports which do not have a Tier 1 program.
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.
Sunday, 30 July 2017
Kate Doughty has secured her third podium finish and her first bronze medal of the ITU World Paratriathlon Series in Edmonton, Canada over the weekend.
Monday, 24 July 2017
The Victorian Institute of Sport was represented by eight athletes at the World-Para Athletics Championships in London, with Isis Holt bursting onto the scene once again with an incredible back-to-back title defence over the T35 100m and 200m.
Monday, 17 July 2017
Isis Holt has claimed back-to-back World Championship gold after crossing the line in 28.47 in the 200m T35 final in London.
Monday, 03 July 2017
Carol Cooke has finished her 2017 UCI Para-Cycling World Cup campaign atop of the podium, taking home gold in both the T2 Individual Time Trial and Road Race in Emmen, The Netherlands over the weekend.
Monday, 22 May 2017
Dylan Alcott, recovered from a second set wobble to defeat David Wagner and win the quad singles title at the Japan Open in Iizuka.
Monday, 15 May 2017
VIS athlete, Hannah MacDougall, has won the leader's jersey following a stellar start to the Paracycling World Cup series over the weekend.
Monday, 01 May 2017
Reigning world and Olympic champion Carol Cooke has defended her Australian road national titles, making a clean sweep of the medals in the Women’s T2 category at Australian Para-Cycling Road Nationals this weekend in Somers, Victoria.
Monday, 10 April 2017
A selection of Australia’s elite para-triathetes converged on the Gold Coast over the weekend to contest the International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Paratriathlon Series event.
Sunday, 05 March 2017
Mitch Gourley has added another gold medal to his 2017 collection, winning the Para Alpine Skiing Giant Slalom World Cup event in Hakuba, Japan.
Monday, 30 January 2017
2015 VIS Award of Excellence winner Dylan Alcott has taken out the Australian Open wheelchair tennis title for a third straight year, winning the final in straight sets.