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Captain Catley’s VIS roots

August 12, 2023

Steph Catley first stepped into the VIS facility in 2008 and our experts have supported the Matildas captain over the years through a range of services. VIS has been an important part of laying the foundation of Catley’s impressive career while helping her prepare for life after football. Tonight, she will lead the Matildas into their quarter finals clash against France at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

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VIS Open Day returns

August 9, 2023

The VIS Open Day is back in 2023 with the opportunity to meet Olympians, Paralympians and World Champion athletes, learn from high performance sport experts and experience the inner workings of a high performance sport facility.

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VIS bids farewell to Bill Tait

August 9, 2023

Following almost three decades of vision, leadership, growth, and immeasurable impact, the Victorian Institute of Sport is bidding farewell to Bill Tait.

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Tess Madgen | Overcoming injury and shooting for Paris

July 25, 2023

VIS has played an integral part in the Opal’s captain returning stronger to the court after injury and Madgen has now set her sights on leading her team to the 2024 Olympics.

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Paris 2024 Olympics | One Year to Go

July 25, 2023

Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) athletes and staff are preparing towards the Paris 2024 Olympics. VIS has a proud history of success at the Summer Games and is the home of 35 Victorian Gold medallists since its inception in 1990.

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VIS rowers enjoy success at World Rowing U23 Championships

July 24, 2023

VIS rowers earn their place on the podium in the Men's Four and Men's Quadruple Scull at World Rowing U23 Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

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Para-Athletics stars shine bright at World Championships

July 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.

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VIS alumni Barbieri recognised for contribution to Australian Football

July 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).

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NAIDOC Week | Basket weaving with Shelley Ware

July 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.

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Pride Month | Alexandra Viney on Inclusion and Opportunity

June 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.

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