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Physical Preparation Coach Traineeship - Applications Now Open

January 22, 2024

Exciting opportunities to join the Physical Preparation department at the Victorian Institute of Sport are now open.

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Alexandra Kiroi-Bogatyreva | Succeeding in the challenging world of rhythmic gymnastics

January 18, 2024

The VIS takes a look at the tough reality behind the glittering ‘show’ of rhythmic gymnastics through Australian Commonwealth Games champion Alexandra Kiroi-Bogatyreva.

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Finn Luu | Australian by birth, European by trade

January 11, 2024

VIS scholarship holders, Finn Luu and Nick Lum, are living out their table tennis dreams in Germany's state of the art table tennis epicentre, Liebherr Masters College. The exclusivity of the academy speaks for the type of talent it attracts. It's fast becoming the preferred place to be for any young table tennis star striving for the professional arena.

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VIS cyclists dominated at the 2024 Road National Championships

January 9, 2024

Ten VIS scholarship holders won gold at the championships, which concluded in Buninyong on Sunday. A further four won either silver or bronze.

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VIS stars excel at Combat Australia Awards

December 15, 2023

VIS scholarship holders Leon Sejranovic, Katharina Haecker and Caitlin Parker were all recognised at the Combat Australia awards this week. Parker’s haul of three awards acknowledged her outstanding year in the boxing ring, which included qualification for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.

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Jessica Gallagher | Defying limits and inspiring generations

December 14, 2023

From alpine skier, to track and field athlete, to rower and now cyclist, Jessica Gallagher's history is an impressively long one with the 37-year old osteopath training towards the Paris Paralympics. Gallagher was honoured at the RMIT University graduation evening, sharing with the 2023 graduates her incredible story.

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The Bond of Brotherhood and Taekwondo | Tom and Will Afonczenko

December 7, 2023

Brothers Tom and Will Afonczenko competed with and against each other throughout their taekwondo careers. Following their recent decisions to retire, the former VIS athletes reflect upon their sporting journeys and muse on life beyond the mat.

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Trailblazing Tapper - International Day of People with a Disability

December 1, 2023

VIS Para athlete, Melissa Tapper continues to lead in and out of the arena. Whilst dominating the global table tennis scene, Tapper is also developing new ways of spreading her positive impacts to communities and the environment.

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The Victorian Institute of Sport: Where high performance and a purposeful life meet

November 30, 2023

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.

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The Smiling Assassin | Saffron Tambyrajah

November 29, 2023

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.

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