Hockey - Men's
The VIS men’s hockey program aims to provide a world class daily training environment that enables athletes to continually improve and gain selection in Australia senior and junior development squads.
The program is designed to provide an environment that is challenging, innovative and supportive to enable all athletes to develop the latest skills, trends and match tactics in world hockey. The ultimate goal of the program and players is to have the essential skill set to be selected in National Squads.
Although VIS athletes do not compete together as a team, the majority of them play for the Victorian Vikings in the Australian Hockey League, as well as in underage State teams and National squads at various age levels.
Monday, 17 September 2018
The Kookaburras have defeated world number two Argentina 1-nill at Marrara Hockey Centre on Sunday in a warm up for the Darwin International Hockey Open which saw VIS’ Josh Simmonds debut.
Monday, 03 September 2018
Hockey Australia today announced the 20-member Kookaburras team for the upcoming Darwin International Hockey Open (DIHO) and two Tests against Argentina, which included uncapped VIS scholarship holder Josh Simmonds.
Monday, 02 July 2018
In a match that was too close to be decided in regular time, Australia which included VIS athletes Aaron Kleinschmidt and Johan Durst, has successfully secured their 15th Champions Trophy, defeating India 3-2 in shootouts on Monday morning in Breda, Netherlands.
Monday, 25 June 2018
The Kookaburras have opened their Champions Trophy campaign with a 3-3 draw against Belgium and a 2-1 victory over Pakistan.
Monday, 18 June 2018
VIS hockey player, Johan Durst, made his Kookaburras debut against Germany with a 2-2 draw. This was the team’s final test match series prior to the Champions Trophy.
Monday, 28 May 2018
Hockey Australia today announced the Kookaburras 18-member team for next month’s Champions Trophy, which included VIS’ Aaron Kleinschmidt and Johan Durst.
Monday, 16 April 2018
Victorian Institute of Sport hockey player Aaron Kleinschmidt was instrumental in the Kookaburras 2-0 gold medal victory over New Zealand.
Monday, 09 April 2018
VIS’ Aaron Kleinschmidt has helped his Australian Kookaburras team to an undefeated run, finding the back of the net in both of their matches.
Sunday, 18 March 2018
Commonwealth Games Australia have finalised their 473 strong team for Gold Coast 2018, rounding out with the Hockeyroos and Kookaburras team selection consisting of four VIS representatives.
Monday, 11 December 2017
The Kookaburras have claimed back-to-back Hockey World League titles after edging out Argentina in what was described as a ‘heart-stopping’ victory in Bhubaneswar.
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