Para-Athletics stars shine bright at World ChampionshipsJuly 19, 2023
Ten VIS athletes were in full force at the 2023 Para-Athletic World Championships in Paris, bringing home an impressive 6 medals out of Australia's 14 total medals.
VIS alumni Barbieri recognised for contribution to Australian FootballJuly 17, 2023
Victorian Institute of Sport alumni (2002-2012) and Matildas trailblazer Melissa Barbieri to be recognised for her incredible contribution to Australian football by the Professional Footballers Australia (PFA).
NAIDOC Week | Basket weaving with Shelley WareJuly 7, 2023
To celebrate NAIDOC Week, VIS Board Member and proud Yankunyjatjara and Wirangu woman, Shelley Ware, hosted a basket weaving workshop for VIS staff to share the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Pride Month | Alexandra Viney on Inclusion and OpportunityJune 26, 2023
VIS Para-rower Alexandra Viney is a vocal advocate for the LGBTIQA+ community, particularly those with a disability. As we celebrate Pride Month, we caught up with her to learn about her journey to fully embracing her true self.
Men's Health Week 2023 | Nutrition TipsJune 16, 2023
This week is International Mens Health Week, an opportunity to highlight the importance of men’s health and promote and support the health and wellbeing of men and boys. The theme of Men’s Health Week this year, is Healthy Habits, focusing on identifying small changes men can make that benefit their health and wellbeing.
Celebrating Pride Month – Statement from the VISJune 7, 2023
Across the world, the month of June is recognised as Pride Month – a time to celebrate the LGBTIQA+ community, and to support the freedom and equality of all people. At the VIS, we are committed to inclusion, the removal of barriers, and the creation of opportunities to empower our people to be their best.
Sejranovic wins World Championship BronzeJune 5, 2023
VIS scholarship holder Leon Sejranvoic has won Bronze for Australia after a brilliant run at the 2023 World Senior Taekwondo Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Rollers and Gliders Gear Up for DubaiMay 31, 2023
VIS scholarship holders Isabel Martin and Laura Davoli have been selected in the 12-strong Australian Gliders team to compete at the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation’s (IWBF) World Championships next month in Dubai.
Emily Petricola living with an invisible disabilityMay 30, 2023
World MS Day takes place on 30 May each year. It brings the global MS community together to share stories, raise awareness and campaign with everyone affected by multiple sclerosis (MS). At just 27 years old, VIS para-cyclist Emily Petricola was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), her story is one of belief, bravery and resilience.
Australian Sporting Network: Joint Reconciliation StatementMay 29, 2023
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time to reflect on Australia’s shared history through truth telling, learning our shared histories, cultures, and the achievements of First Nations Peoples; while taking the time to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.