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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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VIS is 'Here to Hear' this RU OK? Day, and everyday

September 14, 2023

The 2023 theme for RU OK? Day is ‘I’m here to hear’, which serves as an opportunity for all of us to be active listeners and offer genuine support to those around us. The VIS, as an organisation, is here to hear for staff and athletes, every day, not just on R U OK? Day.

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Kim Gray - Excelling with the Vixens

September 12, 2023

VIS Performance Lifestyle Adviser, Kim Gray, is the Wellbeing Lead at the Melbourne Vixens and following less than two years into the role, she was named the joint winner of the Outstanding Service Award at the Vixens' 2023 Sharelle McMahon Medal ceremony.

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Alistair Donohoe | Open Day Ambassador

September 11, 2023

​The Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) is proud to announce that Paralympian Alistair Donohoe will take on an ambassadorial role at the VIS Open Day on Wednesday 20 September.

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