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Open Day Postponed

March 12th, 2020

It is with great disappointment that we have taken the decision to postpone our VIS Open Day originally scheduled to be held on Tuesday 7th April 2020. With the ongoing development of COVID-19 (coronavirus) we are taking the cautious approach and have decided to postpone the event for the protection of our athletes and staff.

Aerial Skiing Program Recruitment

March 11th, 2020

The VIS Aerial Skiing Program is now recruiting retired female gymnasts between the ages of 14-18 years old.

Amanda Reynolds | 2020 Visions

March 6th, 2020

On a cold Melbourne morning in 1989, Amanda Reynolds, then aged 17, stood at her school locker, bouncing from toe-to-toe in an effort to keep warm. All over the city, students were most likely mimicking her movement. It was innocent, unremarkable, but for her it would not remain so for very long. Instead, it would change her life forever, sending her down a path of despair and torture that would last for 20 years.

VIS ‘pivotal’ in Montag's Olympic nomination

February 14th, 2020

Jemima Montag says that the services provided by the Victorian Institute of Sport is a pivotal reason for her automatic race walking nomination to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Emily Petricola | 2020 Visions

February 4th, 2020

Writing a story can evoke a myriad of emotions. It can leave you with a sense of empowerment, or plunge you into the deepest chasms of introspection. The words can rip and tear at you, their injustice a frustrating reminder of the world we find ourselves in. And yet, more often than not, they leave a lasting impression, filling us with hope and pride for those protagonists that do much more than merely endure. In many ways, this complexity of human emotion perfectly captures the story of Emily Petricola.

A decade of achievement for the VIS

January 1st, 2020

​As we set our sights to 2020 and a new decade, the Victorian Institute of Sport reflects on the magic moments, history makers and highlights from Victoria’s best athletes across the previous ten years.

Sophie Taylor | 2020 Visions

October 23rd, 2019

​The Olympic Games are notoriously cutthroat. A lifetime of hard work can boil down to a single moment. Sometimes that moment arrives well before the opening ceremony. For the Hockeyroos, their 2020 Olympic dream depends on their safe passage through a sudden death series with Russia later this week. Their moment is now.

Tastes for Tokyo | Okonomiyaki - Rowie Webster

September 16th, 2019

Okonomiyaki means “whatever you like, grilled” and is one of the most well-known Japanese dishes. It is commonly referred to as a Japanese pancake.

R U OK Day

September 12th, 2019

The Victorian Institute of Sport are proud to be supporting ‘R U OK? Day’ today with the help of Hockeyroos goalkeeper, Rachael Lynch, and the Performance Lifestyle team.

Jess Hansen | 2020 Visions

September 9th, 2019

A world without heartbreak might be a world without stories. It is an inescapable reality of the sporting world. It can ruin a dream, but it can also build a champion. Jess Hansen – a 100m breaststroke specialist – knows this all too well. Throughout her career, she has suffered through many frustrating moments – all of them followed by a more resilient outlook. Currently, her focus is on Tokyo, and her determination has never been stronger.

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