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.

Wellbeing Tip | Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected

May 6th, 2020

Victorian Institute of Sport athletes from eight different sports will help increase awareness around suicide prevention as part of the Australian Institute of Sport and Lifeline Australia’s impactful community engagement program, Lifeline Community Custodians. The athletes will encourage anyone who needs support to reach out and ask for help.

A decade of achievement for the VIS

January 1st, 2020

​As we set our sights to 2020 and a new decade, the Victorian Institute of Sport reflects on the magic moments, history makers and highlights from Victoria’s best athletes across the previous ten years.

Paralympics Australia announces Steelers

August 19th, 2019

Three Victorian Institute of Sport wheelchair-rugby athletes have been selected to represent the Australian Steelers at the IWRF Asia Oceania Championships- Ben Fawcett (Vice-Captain), Andrew Harrison and Jayden Warn.

Alcott targets Laver’s Grand Slam feat

June 5th, 2019

A conversation with 11-time Grand Slam winner Rod Laver at this year’s Australian Open has ignited a burning desire within Dylan Alcott to emulate his countryman and attain sporting immortality.

VIS athletes advocates for mental health

April 10th, 2019

Three VIS athletes have been selected as Community Custodians in the new AIS and Lifeline Australia mental health program.

2XU named Official Apparel & Compression Partner

November 30th, 2018

Following a thorough tender process, the VIS has named the Melbourne-based, globally-renowned brand 2XU as its “Official High Performance Sports Apparel and Corporate Uniform Partner”.

Success in Basketball and Life

October 15th, 2018

Born and raised in Denmark, the other side of the world was the last place Victorian Institute of Sport’s Marketing and Community Projects Coordinator, Camilla Blands thought she would end up.

Looking through Nerissa's lens

September 17th, 2018

VIS’ Senior Performance Coordinator, Nerissa Turner is known for her incredible photography, after she was “accidentally” introduced to sports photography work by former VIS wheelchair basketballer and now current Captain-Coach of Collingwoods wheelchair AFL team, Brendan Stroud.

Alcott wins third consecutive Australian Open

January 30th, 2017

2015 VIS Award of Excellence winner Dylan Alcott has taken out the Australian Open wheelchair tennis title for a third straight year, winning the final in straight sets.

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.

Bill Tait Performance Manager - Podium 

Steve Hawkins Lead Physiotherapist 

Kylie Andrew Sports Nutrition Coordinator

Elaine Bo Sports Dietitian

Siobhan Crawshay Sports Dietitian

Leesa Gallard Performance Lifestyle Manager

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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