The Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) is proud to announce that the institute has been named as one of the finalists for the AIS Sport Performance Awards (ASPAs) inaugural "Win Well" award. The ASPAs return this December to celebrate the incredible achievements of Australian high performance athletes and sports in 2022.
The Award recognises the organisation or high performance programs that embodies the vision of Australia's 2032+ High Performance Sport Strategy: Inspiring Australians through our united pursuit to win well.
Win Well acknowledges the importance of success and rewarding high performance and highlights wellbeing as the foundation of sustainable success. By priortising and focusing on the physical, mental, emotional, and cultural wellbeing of our athletes, coaches, staff, and sport as a whole, we will unlock our full potential and WIN WELL.
VIS CEO, Anne Marie Harrison thanked and congratulated everyone who has contributed to the organisation since its inception in 1990.
"This is recognition of those that have gone before us and paved the way since the VIS first adopted our motto of Success in Sport and Life in the nineties, and you our staff, board and athletes who live it every day." She said.
The other finalists in the Win Well Award are - Athletics Australia, Golf Australia, Olympic Winter Institute of Australia.
Also of note is the number of VIS athletes who are finalists in the various Awards:
- Female Athlete of the Year – Liz Watson (netball)
- Female Para-athlete of the Year - Emily Petricola (cycling), Jessica Gallagher (rowing), Qian Yang (table tennis)
- Male Para-athlete of the Year – Col Pearse (swimming)
- Male Athlete of the Year – Scotty James (winter sport)
- Community Engagement Award - Carol Cooke (cycling), Rhydian Cowley (athletics)
The winners of each category will be announced at a black-tie function in Sydney on Thursday 15 December 2022.