VIS Athlete Selections for 2023 Pacific GamesOctober 20, 2023
Nineteen Victorian Institute of Sport athletes have been selected in the 75-strong Australian team for the 2023 Pacific Games in the Solomon Islands.
The VIS Helping to Change the GameOctober 18, 2023
The VIS is proud to be a leader within gender equality and sport with over half the high-performance expert and senior roles filled by women. VIS Para-cyclist, triple Paralympian and nine-time world champion, Carol Cooke, is an ambassador for the Change Our Game initiative, which works to level the playing field for women and girls in sport.
Replace 4 wheels for 2 | Ride2Work DayOctober 17, 2023
Ride2Work day encourages everyday Victorians to hop on their bikes and get active on their commute to work. National initiatives such as this one assist in promoting an active and healthy lifestyle - and potentially breeding the next crop of cycling athletes!
Right Thought at the Right Time | World Mental Health DayOctober 9, 2023
VIS Performance Psychologist, Laura Cosgrove, works with the athletics program to support their mental wellbeing and mental preparation. It is her view that being led off piste by emotions or thoughts is not the core issue – it’s the response to them that causes the distraction.
Fuelling for Endurance EventsOctober 8, 2023
The Melbourne Marathon is less than a week away and the fun run season is upon us. VIS Sports Dietitian, Jess Rothwell, works with our athletic program including elite endurance athletes. She shares her insights into understanding nutrition planning for long distance events.
Overcoming the harshest critic; yourselfOctober 6, 2023
VIS hockey athlete and Jillaroos defender, Emily Hamilton-Smith, is living her dream whilst being her own barrier to success.
'Mental health can make or break an athlete' - Building mental resilience with Laetisha ScanlanOctober 3, 2023
With October being Mental Health Month and October 10 being the United Nation’s World Mental Health Day, the Victorian Institute of Sport looks at what it takes to succeed in sport and life.
Striving for Paris with Kate McDonaldSeptember 29, 2023
Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) Artistic Gymnast, Kate McDonald, is hoping to secure a ticket to the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris with a strong performance at the Artistic Gymnastic World Championships which begin in Antwerp Saturday 30 September.
Playground to Podium | VIS Family DaySeptember 27, 2023
VIS Family Day saw athletes and staff bring members of their families into the world class VIS facilities, demonstrating great representation of the VIS motto "Success in Sport and Life", as sacrifices are often made when working in high performance sport.
VIS Open Day Wrap UpSeptember 21, 2023
Over 1000 people poured through the doors of the Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) at Lakeside Stadium on September 20, marking a successful return for the institute's first open day in over four years.