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.

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.

Webster and O'Hea ready to lead Australia

May 26th, 2021

​Not only will Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holders Rowie Webster and Jenna O’Hea be representing Australia at another Olympic Games, they will also be going as team captains.

Opals Named for Tokyo 2020 Australian Olympic Team

May 25th, 2021

Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holders Jenna O'Hea and Liz Cambage have both been selected to represent Australia at the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games.

WEEKEND WRITE-UP: Webster confirmed in Australian team, as 3x3 team get ready to take on qualifiers

May 24th, 2021

In VIS sport, Rowie Webster has been announced in the Australian Olympic Team, whilst Bec Cole and her 3x3 Australian Team get ready to take on the qualifying event. Nikki van Dijk knocked off seven-time world champion Steph Gilmore, as Liz Cambage brought up 2,000 career points.

100 days to go

April 14th, 2021

As the clock ticks over to 100 days until the start of the Tokyo Olympics, meet some of our athletes who are gearing up for what's going to be one of the most unique Olympic Games.

THE PINNACLE: Issue 1, OCT 1990

March 11th, 2021

VIS experts advance Victorian students’ understanding of Sports Nutrition

November 13th, 2020

“The Nutrition Advancement session not only educated me but motivated me”. - ​Lauren from Carranballac College.

Bravo London, Bravo

September 9th, 2020

After what was hailed one of the greatest Paralympic Games ever, Dylan Alcott, Leanna Del Toso and Carol Cooke spoke about their 2012 London experiences.

A master of her disciplines: Lauren Burns

August 19th, 2020

​Lauren Burns created history in Sydney 2000 when she became Taekwondo’s first Olympic Gold medallist.

The tale of two sisters who play hockey and study physiotherapy together

July 30th, 2020

Aisling and Ciara Utri share more similarities than your average pair of sisters – the two are pursuing their hockey career together whilst both attending La Trobe University with the help of the La Trobe Elite Athlete Program (LEAP). La Trobe Sport Media and Communications intern, Tricia-Marie Mifsud, chats to the duo about their sporting journey.

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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