Basketball

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.

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Tokyo Champions take top honours

May 13, 2022

2021 VIS Award of Excellence winners revealed.

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A story of vulnerability, perseverance, and hard work

April 20, 2022

​​Kristy Wallace’s journey back to the basketball court has been a “roller-coaster ride” filled with joy, life lessons and some really tough challenges that she doesn’t believe she could’ve overcome without the support of the Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS).

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CGA Celebrates 100 Days To Go To Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

April 19, 2022

Today marks an important milestone in the countdown to the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, there are just 100 days to go until our Australian Team Members are bold, brave and brilliant in Birmingham.

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Wheelchair Basketball set to propel in Victoria

April 1, 2022

​Basketball Australia (BA) and the Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) are excited to announce the launch of a new Wheelchair Basketball program. The program is an exciting addition to the range of programs at the VIS and will be the first totally Paralympic focussed program in the Institute’s history.

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Farewell to a champion

January 22, 2022

​Dylan Alcott OAM started his journey at the Victorian Institute of Sport as a 16-year-old wheelchair basketball player. Five Paralympic medals, 23 Grand Slam titles and a Golden Slam honour later, he leaves behind him a lasting legacy.

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WEEKEND WRITE-UP: Building up to Beijing

December 6, 2021

​In VIS Sport, the aerial skiing World Cup season has commenced in Ruka, Finland, as Dean Hewitt and his curling Mixed Doubles partner Tahli Gill begin their historic quest for Olympic qualification.

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It’s Go Time in Tokyo: Paralympics Preview

August 25, 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.

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Roos' legacy continues

August 14, 2021

Five years’ worth of tears were shed at the Oi Hockey Stadium when the full-time whistle sounded, and for a group that had gone through the ringer in recent years the loss hurt - it really hurt.

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VIS results at Tokyo 2020

August 9, 2021

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

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From crash to companions: Gillian Niven

August 3, 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.

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