WEEKEND WRITE-UP: Vixens crowned 2022 Team Girls Cup Champions

In VIS sport, The Melbourne Vixens will head into the 2022 Suncorp Super Netball season full of confidence after winning the Team Girls Cup over the weekend. Meanwhile, Joshua Katz is back on the podium after he won silver at the Warsaw European Judo Open in Poland.


The Melbourne Vixens were crowned Team Girls Cup champions after a narrow two-goal win against West Coast Fever (45-43).

With the scoreboard tightening, a Liz Watson intercept was just the answer the Vixens needed to help steady the ship and claim victory.

The Vixens' Suncorp Super Netball campaign kicks off against the Queensland Firebirds in Brisbane on Sunday 27 March.

Our first home game will take place in Round 3 as we take on the Giants at John Cain Arena on Saturday 9 April.

Read MORE | Melbourne Vixens 


Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holder Joshua Katz has closed out a long seven week European tour with a silver medal in the Men's -60 kg Judo Division at the Warsaw European Judo Open in Poland over the weekend. 

"I'm so happy to see some of the rewards of so much struggle the past few years." He said. 

"Can't wait to get back home and continue making 2022 the biggest year yet." 

Canoe Slalom 

The 2022 Canoe Slalom Australian Open saw some impressive results over the weekend, despite the constant rain at Penrith Whitewater Stadium. The weekend was headlined by Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holder Tristan Carter who won the men's canoe event (C1). 

Fellow VIS scholarship holder Mark Crosbee also impressed in the final finishing on the podium with a bronze medal for the first time at senior level. His results also claimed him first place in the U/23 and U/18 categories. 

In the men's kayak event (K1) Sebastian Montalto finished fifth overall, ahead of Carter (6th) & Crosbee (9th). Montalto's result claimed him first in the U/23 and U/18 categories. 

Carter, Crosbee and Montalto have all given themselves a big opportunity to be selected for their respective national teams, with the Australian Open event also being part of the selection process for the Australian Senior, U23 and U18 Teams which is set to be announced by Paddle Australia within the upcoming weeks. 

See RESULTS | Paddle Australia 

Ski Cross

VIS scholarship holder Doug Crawford made it back-to-back FIS podiums in Alleghe over the weekend claiming silver in the men's ski cross event.

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