The Victorian Institute of Sport: Where high performance and a purposeful life meetToday
VIS athletes display how they are excelling in their personal endeavours outside of their chosen sports. These students have struck the balance between managing their sporting and personal commitments which has been recognised by the tertiary institutions they attend.
The Smiling Assassin | Saffron TambyrajahYesterday
VIS taekwondo star, Saffron Tambyrajah demonstrates an unwavering passion and commitment to improving her taekwondo skillset. Her desire to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics is indicative of her motivation to challenge herself and perform at the highest level of her game.
Climbing to the top | Oceana Mackenzie booked for ParisNovember 28, 2023
Climber Oceana Mackenzie has qualified for her second Olympic Games after winning the boulder and lead at the Oceania selection trials in Melbourne over the weekend.
Diamonds take out the 2023 VIS Award of ExcellenceNovember 27, 2023
Diamonds team members, Liz Watson, Jo Weston and Kiera Austin have etched their names into VIS history at the Award of Excellence gala event on Thursday 23 November.
Resilience and Perseverance: Lina Lei's Journey to Paralympic Table Tennis SuccessNovember 27, 2023
VIS Para table tennis scholarship holder, Lina Lei's story is one of dedication to a single sport and two countries. Lei has lived in Australia for seven years, after migrating from China, but 2023 is her 29th year as a professional table tennis athlete.
Laura Davoli | An emerging star of wheelchair basketballNovember 21, 2023
VIS Wheelchair Basketballer, Laura Davoli, lost both her legs as a 7-year-old after contracting a rare bacterial infection. She found her passion and independence through wheelchair basketball.
Thinking like an OlympianNovember 17, 2023
It takes a village to raise an [athlete] and an even more dedicated community to raise an Olympian and Paralympian. For the support staff at the VIS, this sometimes involves putting ourselves in the athletes shoes in order to understand what it takes to reach the top.
Burras on Track to Challenge Title at the FIH Hockey Men's Junior World CupNovember 10, 2023
A 20-player Burras (Australian Under 21 Men’s Hockey) team brimming with talent has been selected for the FIH Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup 2023 being held in Kuala Lumpur from 5-16 December. Four VIS athletes are named in the team with VIS hockey coach leading the side.
Diwali celebrations: Worth the WaitNovember 10, 2023
Every year November is a busy month for VIS Physiologist, Dr Avish Sharma, spending much of his time in Victoria and New South Wales' alpine regions supporting altitude training camps for our VIS athletics athletes before returning to enjoy in his culture's Diwali celebrations.
Surf Life Saving to Triathlon | Zoe Clarke's TransitionNovember 9, 2023
The Victorian Institute of Sport and Triathlon Australia's High Performance Program are looking for talented athletes for the sport of Triathlon* to work towards achieving medal outcomes at the 2028 and 2032 Olympic Games. VIS scholarship athlete, Zoe Clarke, transitioned into triathlon from Surf Life Saving.