Victorian Institute of Sport

Hockey - Women's

The VIS women’s hockey program provides a world class daily training environment that enables athletes to continually improve and gain selection in Australia senior and junior development squads.

The VIS women’s hockey program underpins the National women’s program in Perth and is responsible for preparing and developing Victorian based athletes for national squad selection.

The VIS is the daily training environment for the Victorian based athletes and provides world’s best hockey coaching, strength and conditioning, sport science, personal excellence, psychology and medical services along with exposure to high level competition opportunities.

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Lynch reaches 200-game milestone

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Hockeyroo and VIS athlete Rachael Lynch made history on Saturday evening by becoming only the second Australian goalkeeper to reach 200 caps and says she doesn’t see the end any time soon.

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Hockeyroos continue their excellent form with win over Great Britain

Monday, 18 February 2019

Hockeyroos continue their excellent FIH Pro League Start with a win over Great Britain.

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Hockeyroos win in a nail biter

Monday, 11 February 2019

Victorian Institute of Sport’s Sophie Taylor earned Player of the Match honours after scoring her first international goal for the Hockeyroos in a 3-1 shootout win over Germany.

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Hockeyroos end decade long drought

Monday, 04 February 2019

The Hockeyroos have ended a decade of Dutch dominance with a 1-0 win over the World Champions Netherlands in their FIH Pro League opener in Melbourne.

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Padget and Taylor join Hockeyroos squad

Thursday, 06 December 2018

Hockey Australia has announced the 27-member 2019 National Senior Women’s Squad as the team builds towards the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. It includes Victorian Institute of Sport’s Hayley Padget, Sophie Taylor, Rachael Lynch, Ashlee Wells, Kristina Bates and Lily Brazel.

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Last-ever Champions Trophy team announced

Thursday, 01 November 2018

At the conclusion of the AHL tournament, Hockey Australia today announces the 18-member Hockeyroos team which will compete at the upcoming and last-ever FIH Champions Trophy in China. The squad includes VIS scholarship holders Hayley Padget, Lily Brazel, Rachael Lynch and Ashlee Wells.

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Vipers fourth, Vikings fifth

Monday, 29 October 2018

In agonising circumstances the Victorian Vipers fell short in a penalty shootout against the Canberra Strikers in the bronze medal match, whilst the Victorian Vikings finished in fifth position after defeating South Australia in their classification game.

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Australian U-21 team announced for Trans-Tasman Series

Monday, 15 October 2018

Hockey Australia announced an 18-member Under-21 Australian team for the 2018 Trans-Tasman Series in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, later this year which included VIS athletes Rachael Guy and Olivia Colasurdo as well as Phil Burrows joining the coaching team.

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Taylor and Padget make International debut

Monday, 17 September 2018

The Hockeyroos suffered a 2-1 defeat in the Four Nations Final against Japan who came from behind to clinch victory in Ibaraki on Sunday afternoon.

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Padget on Route

Tuesday, 04 September 2018

The route that Hayley Padget has followed to Hockeyroos selection isn’t the traditional pathway through junior teams and programs. The 25-year-old is finally making her Australian team debut after uncountable setbacks including numerous injuries.

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Head Coaches        

Stacia Strain / Phil Burrows

Training Venues

State Netball and Hockey Centre

VIS Gymnasium






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