Victorian Institute of Sport

Netball

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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Vixens fall to GIANTS in Final

Saturday, 10 June 2017

The Melbourne Vixens have gone down 57-65 against the GIANTS Netball in the Super Netball Preliminary Final on Saturday night.

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Vixens hit by Lightning in Final

Saturday, 03 June 2017

The Melbourne Vixens have gone down by one goal to the Sunshine Coast Lightning in the Super Netball semi-final.

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Vixens claim minor premiership

Sunday, 28 May 2017

The Vixens have taken out the minor premiership in the inaugural Suncorp Super Netball competition.

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Vixens back on top

Monday, 22 May 2017

The Melbourne Vixens reclaimed top spot on the Suncorp Super Netball ladder with a 71-50 win over the Adelaide Thunderbirds at Margaret Court Arena.

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Vixens fall in GIANT battle

Sunday, 14 May 2017

The Melbourne Vixens narrowly lost to GIANTS Netball over the weekend 56-52 in Canberra.

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Vixens make it eight straight

Sunday, 07 May 2017

The Melbourne Vixens fired off another dominant performance in the Suncorp Super Netball series, defeating the Queensland Firebirds 66-55 to secure their place in the inaugural Super Netball Finals series.

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Vixens storm to victory over Lightning

Saturday, 29 April 2017

The Melbourne Vixens stormed to a defiant victory over the Sunshine Coast Lightning, taking down the second placed team 70-59 to confirm their position as competition leaders.

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VIXENS LEAD SUNCORP SUPER NETBALL

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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Head Coach

Simone McKinnis

Assistant Coach

Diane Honey

Development Coach

Leesa Gallard  

 

Training Venues

VIS Gymnasium

State Netball and Hockey Centre

Partners

Netball Australia

Netball Victoria

Other Netball athletes