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The VIS Helping to Change the Game

October 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.

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Replace 4 wheels for 2 | Ride2Work Day

October 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!

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Right Thought at the Right Time | World Mental Health Day

October 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.

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Fuelling for Endurance Events

October 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.

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Overcoming the harshest critic; yourself

October 6, 2023

VIS hockey athlete and Jillaroos defender, Emily Hamilton-Smith, is living her dream whilst being her own barrier to success.

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'Mental health can make or break an athlete' - Building mental resilience with Laetisha Scanlan

October 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.

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Striving for Paris with Kate McDonald

September 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.

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Playground to Podium | VIS Family Day

September 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.

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VIS Open Day Wrap Up

September 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.

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Testing the physiological profiling of swimmers with PhD student, Karla Bulte

September 18, 2023

The Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) is the premier destination for students pursuing a career in sports science, according to VIS PhD Student – Swimming Physiology, Karla Bulte.

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