The VIS Individual Athlete Scholarships are offered annually to athletes from sports which do not have a VIS Tier 1 program. The program features a range of Australia’s leading high performance athletes across numerous Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth sports.

The athletes, who are all achieving excellent results in senior national and international competition, are able to access the full range of comprehensive performance services as well as utilising the outstanding training and recovery facilities at the VIS headquarters at Lakeside Stadium.

Athletes may also fall into the Future Talent Program, which is to identify and support the “next generation” of athletes who will represent Australia at marquee events such as the Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games.  Some excellent results were achieved by the future talent group in 2018/2019.

VIS Archery Program Manager

January 12th, 2022

The Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) is seeking to recruit a passionate, driven, and collaborative high-performance professional to lead the VIS archery program as VIS Archery Program Manager on a full-time basis.

Exciting new Archery program launched

December 14th, 2021

Archery Australia (AA) and the Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) are excited to announce a new program partnership to deliver an Archery performance program to nationally identified athletes in Victoria. The program will focus on preparing selected athletes for competitions across all Olympic and Paralympic disciplines.

From crash to companions: Gillian Niven

September 20th, 2021

​When long-time VIS remedial massage therapist, Gillian Niven, travelled to Tokyo she thought she would travel home with everyone else after the closing ceremony. However, Niven’s Paralympic assignment didn’t end there as an unfortunate crash for a VIS Paralympian extended her stay, but filled it with long-lasting memories.

WEEKEND WRITE-UP: Records tumble as Olympic quota spots are awarded

June 21st, 2021

​In VIS Sport, Cat Bisset and Jaryd Clifford broke their own Australian records and Australia has been awarded a female archery quota place for Tokyo 2020.

WEEKEND WRITE-UP: Webster confirmed in Australian team, as 3x3 team get ready to take on qualifiers

May 24th, 2021

In VIS sport, Rowie Webster has been announced in the Australian Olympic Team, whilst Bec Cole and her 3x3 Australian Team get ready to take on the qualifying event. Nikki van Dijk knocked off seven-time world champion Steph Gilmore, as Liz Cambage brought up 2,000 career points.

Mitch targets the future with grandfather's advice

March 18th, 2021

Mitch Iles has been firing a shotgun for as long as he can remember.

2XU Coach Awards Winners

November 23rd, 2020

14 Victorian Institute of Sport athletes were today named winners of the 2XU Coach Awards. The awards were announced as part of the 2020 Victorian Institute of Sport Awards.

Athletes committed to fight mental health issues in young people

July 26th, 2020

​Four VIS athletes are joining the fight to help reduce rates of mental health issues in young children as part of a new community partnership between the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and Black Dog Institute.

How our Youth Olympians went

October 15th, 2018

Paeglis finished her first day of competition with a respectable ranking and is currently sitting in 22nd position with a score of 629. Whilst VIS' Indianna Robertson and her Australian Hockey 5's team ended up finishing 5th in the competition after beating Austria 3-0.

Get to know our Youth Olympians

October 8th, 2018

Today marked the first day of competition for the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG), so here's a guide on all you need to know about our two VIS athletes competing.

Laura Paeglis (Archery)

1st - Youth Olympic Trials, Brisbane, Qld

7th - Australian Open

17th Teams event, 22nd Recurve Cadet - Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires, ARG

Rob Leeds Performance Manager (Pathways)

Nerissa Turner Senior Performance Coordinator (Pathways)

Elaine Bo Sports Dietitian

Harry Brennan Physical Preparation/Sport Science Manager

Josh Ferguson Sports Physiotherapist

Steve Hawkins Lead Physiotherapist

Sara Heasly Performance Lifestyle Adviser

Dr Greg Hickey Sports Medicine Physician

Kate Mcgillivray Sports Physiotherapist

Gillian Niven Soft Tissue Therapist

Ebonie Rio Sports Physiotherapist

Mark Spargo Sports Psychologist

Dr Patrick Sunderland Sports Medicine Registrar

Jono Wallace-Smith Physical Preparation Coach

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