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Surf Life Saving to Triathlon | Zoe Clarke's Transition hero image

Surf Life Saving to Triathlon | Zoe Clarke's Transition

November 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.

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2023 Award of Excellence | Finalists Announced

November 8, 2023

The annual VIS Award of Excellence is coming up on 23 November. The red carpet event recognises the national and international achievements of VIS athletes throughout the year and, importantly, the manner in which they have sought to win well, in sport and life.

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Judo Olympian, Katharina Haecker, Shares her Secret to Success

November 6, 2023

Australian Olympian and judoka, Katharina Haecker, is fresh from a bronze medal win at the 2023 Judo Grand Slam. Yet at the top of her game it's not always her work ethic, physical strength or commitment that gives her a competitive advantage.

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VIS Paves the Way for Gender Equality in Coaching

November 3, 2023

A gender inclusive culture makes for a strong organisation. Much of the success among VIS athletes can be attributed to the high value placed on the retention of excellent coaches, many of which are female.

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VIS Table Tennis Stars Prepare for Pivotal International Events

October 27, 2023

The international table tennis calendar is full of anticipation for the coming months as VIS table tennis stars prepare for some major match-ups, competing not only against international players but also each other as they look to secure tickets to Paris 2024.

Wheelchair Basketballer, Chithic Machar, on Resilience, Ambition and Teamwork hero image

Wheelchair Basketballer, Chithic Machar, on Resilience, Ambition and Teamwork

October 25, 2023

Wheelchair basketball is the fastest growing sport for athletes with disability, according to Disability Sports Australia. When Chithic Machar attended a school holiday program for wheelchair basketball as a teenager in Werribee, he discovered a passion he is now turning into a career.

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Squash Named Among Five New Sports for LA28

October 24, 2023

Squash has been named among the five additions to the 2028 Los Angeles Olympic Games, with its inclusion creating excitement among the sports next generation.

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From Interns and Athletes to Professionals

October 23, 2023

Life at the Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) begins differently for everyone, but the high-performance atmosphere and the wealth of opportunities it provides often leave an indelible mark on those who walk through its doors.

Athlete for Good grant recipient Rhydian Cowley on his journey in environmental sustainability and his work with Bush Heritage Australia hero image

Athlete for Good grant recipient Rhydian Cowley on his journey in environmental sustainability and his work with Bush Heritage Australia

October 20, 2023

Dual Olympian and Victorian Institute of Sport athlete Rhydian Cowley has been selected for the P&G Athlete for Good Program, receiving $24,000 USD for his chosen charity Bush Heritage Australia.

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VIS Athlete Selections for 2023 Pacific Games

October 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.

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