Athletics

In partnership with Athletics Australia (AA) and Athletics Victoria (AV), the program supports Victorian-based athletes to become world’s best and to compete on the international stage at major events including the Olympics, Paralympics and Commonwealth Games, IAAF and IPC World Championships.

The Athletics Victoria State Performance Coordinator works closely with the coaches and athletes to provide access to training facilities and support services with an aim to provide a world class daily training environment for the athletes in their pursuit of international success.

WEEKEND WRITE-UP: Historic week for Australian Curling

December 13th, 2021

In VIS sport, Dean Hewitt and his curling partner secured Australia its first ever Olympic quota spot in curling, as the Aussie aerial skiers produced gold and silver in Finland.

The VIS celebrates International Day of People with Disability

December 3rd, 2021

Today the VIS acknowledges and celebrates International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD).

Nicky Frey appointed Athletics Performance Advisor

November 19th, 2021

​We are pleased to announce that Nicky Frey has been appointed as the new Athletics Australia (AA)/Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) Performance Advisor.

Tokyo 2020: Our Paralympians Inspired the World

September 16th, 2021

From Emily Petricola smashing her own world record and winning gold at her first Paralympic Games, to Dylan Alcott OAM notching up back-to-back wheelchair tennis gold medals in the quad singles, Tokyo 2020 had it all.

Celebrating Father's Day: Dave Crosbee

September 5th, 2021

​The celebration of Father’s Day reminds us about both the importance and the challenges of fatherhood.

It’s Go Time in Tokyo: Paralympics Preview

August 25th, 2021

After having to overcome so much adversity, the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games are finally here! Our Paralympians serve to remind us that anything is possible.

31 Victorian Institute of Sport athletes selected for the Tokyo Paralympics

August 20th, 2021

​Given the obstacles that our Victorian Institute of Sport athletes have had to overcome simply to get to the starting line, the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games are deserving of your attention for reasons far outweighing the simple desire of watching them go for gold.

In her element: Jessica Rothwell reflects on her Tokyo experience

August 16th, 2021

​Jessica Rothwell has been working as a sports dietitian at the Victorian Institute of Sport for over four years, helping to support and educate Victoria’s elite athletes.

The VIS Family is about to expand

August 10th, 2021

Come and join our world class team

VIS results at Tokyo 2020

August 9th, 2021

See below all of our Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holder results from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

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