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.

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.

Paeglis on target for success at Buenos Aires

August 20th, 2018

BUENOS AIRES: It all started with a movie – then Laura Paeglis became Australia’s sole female archer for the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games.

Mighty Mack wins Award of Excellence

December 1st, 2016

Mack Horton has topped off an exceptional year, being awarded the Victorian Institute of Sports’ most prestigious Award of Excellence.

Welcome Home!

August 29th, 2016

Our athletes have once again done us proud on the world stage with eight VIS athletes bringing medals home from the recent 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Pott Luck!

August 7th, 2016

Alec Potts formed part of the history-making archery team that won Australia’s first medal at the 2016 Rio Games

Potts selected for Rio

May 31st, 2016

VIS archer Alec Potts has been selected in the three-man archery team to represent Australia at the Rio Olympic Games in August.

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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