Victorian Institute of Sport


The primary aim of the VIS netball program is to prepare Victorian athletes for competition at elite level and for selection in State and National teams.

The primary aim of the VIS netball program is to prepare Victorian athletes for competition at elite level, both the ANZ Championship and the Australian National League (ANL), and to prepare athletes for selection in State and National teams.

In conjunction with the elite pathways, the program works in partnership with Netball Australia (NA) and Netball Victoria (NV), to deliver an underpinning program that provides world class coaching, training and support services to targeted nationally identified underage squad athletes to assist them to improve their competitive performance and reach their full potential on and off the court.

The VIS awards scholarships to twelve Melbourne Vixens athletes and a further twelve scholarships to athletes in the Netball Victoria pathway that have been nationally identified in the underage National Championships.

The Vixens high performance training program is based on preparing for and competing in the ANZ Championship, which consists of 13 home and away rounds plus a 3 week finals series. 

The demands of the competition require the athletes to perform maximal short, high intensity repeat efforts while maintaining their skill and concentration.  Strategies for recovery and regeneration are also important to enable the athletes to back up efforts within sessions and across the many training sessions each week.

The weekly training regime consists of skill training, fitness and strength training, sport science, strategic preparation, match analysis, sports medicine and ACE activities, with the athletes utilising the specialist facilities of the VIS gym for physical preparation, and various outdoor venues for skill based training.

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Sunday, 23 April 2017

The Melbourne Vixens have jumped to top spot on the Suncorp Super Netball ladder after an eight-goal win over the NSW

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Five in a row for Vixens

Sunday, 09 April 2017

The Melbourne Vixens continue their winning streak with a 21-point victory over the Adelaide Thunderbirds on Saturday night

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Vixens win the Victorian Battle

Monday, 03 April 2017

The Melbourne Vixens narrowly defeated the Collingwood Magpies 60-56 on Sunday in a tightly contested match.

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Vixens beat table-topping Giants

Monday, 27 March 2017

The Melbourne Vixens defeated ladder leaders GIANTS Netball in a close four-quarter thriller in front of a roaring home crowd on Saturday night.

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Vixens humble Firebirds

Saturday, 18 March 2017

The Melbourne Vixens destroyed the Queensland Firebirds in their biggest win of the season over the weekend, comfortably taking the win 66-50.

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Vixens dominate over Fever

Saturday, 11 March 2017

The Melbourne Vixens dominated against the West Coast Fever in a final quarter thriller that saw the Vixens run away with the win 56 to 45.

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Vixens settle for a draw against Swifts

Monday, 06 March 2017

The Melbourne Vixens drew 59 all against interstate rivals the NSW Swifts in a thriller at Hisense Arena on Saturday night.

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Lightning strikes Vixens

Sunday, 26 February 2017

The Vixens have suffered their first loss in the Suncorp Super Netball competition against the Sunshine Coast Lightning on Sunday.

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Friday, 10 February 2017

The Melbourne Vixens are pleased to announce, Kate Moloney, as Captain of the Vixens for the inaugural Suncorp Super Netball Season.

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Aussies retain Quad Series title

Monday, 06 February 2017

Australia has retained the Netball Quad Series title after a thrilling one-goal victory over England

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Head Coach

Simone McKinnis

Assistant Coach

Diane Honey

Development Coach

Leesa Gallard  


Training Venues

VIS Gymnasium

State Netball and Hockey Centre


Netball Australia

Netball Victoria

Other Netball athletes