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.

Farewell to a champion

January 22nd, 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.

WEEKEND WRITE-UP: Building up to Beijing

December 6th, 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.

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.

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.

Roos' legacy continues

August 14th, 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.

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.

It's Tokyo Time: Preview

July 21st, 2021

After a year of impossible setbacks, the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games are finally here!

Standards And Culture To Drive Revamped Rollers

July 19th, 2021

​Their five-year overhaul is complete and Australia’s men’s wheelchair basketball side, the Rollers, will head to Tokyo 2020 believing they have what it takes to win the nation’s first gold medal in the sport since 2008. The squad comprises of Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holders Tristan Knowles and Jeremy Tyndall

Gliders’ Redemption In Full Swing After Tokyo 2020 Announcement

July 16th, 2021

​Australia’s women’s wheelchair basketball side, the Gliders, are primed to make their return to Paralympic competition at Tokyo 2020, nine years after winning the silver medal at the London Paralympics.VIS scholarship holders Isabel Martin and Bree Mellberg have been included in the team.

WEEKEND WRITE-UP: Australian hockey teams fire, Vixens on the winners list and 3x3 basketball heartbreak

May 31st, 2021

In VIS Sport, Kookaburras clinch series over improved Blacksticks, whilst the Hockeyroos and Blacksticks play out third straight draw. It was heartbreak for The Australian 3x3 basketball team, as it was a fairytale start, thanks to a fairytale finish for the Vixens.

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