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.
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.
Monday, 20 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.
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.
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.
Sunday, 26 February 2017
The Vixens have suffered their first loss in the Suncorp Super Netball competition against the Sunshine Coast Lightning on Sunday.
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.
Monday, 06 February 2017
Australia has retained the Netball Quad Series title after a thrilling one-goal victory over England
Sunday, 22 January 2017
The Melbourne Vixens have started the new year in style, recording back to back practice match victories against Sunshine Coast Lightning.
Monday, 07 November 2016
Talented Melbourne Vixens defender, Jo Weston, has been named in the Australian Diamonds team that will travel to South Africa and England for the 2017 Netball Quad Series.
Monday, 31 October 2016
Monday, 03 October 2016
The Melbourne Vixens have finalised their roster for 2017 with the signing of young Jamaican defender Kadie-Ann Dehaney.
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