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.
The tale of two sisters who play hockey and study physiotherapy togetherJuly 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.
Basketball Australia name Senior squads for 2020July 20th, 2020
Just a year out from the Tokyo Olympics, Basketball Australia has announced the Australian 2020 Senior National Women’s Chemist Warehouse Opals Squad and The Australian Roller squad.
Wellbeing Tip | Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, Stay ConnectedMay 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 VISJanuary 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 SteelersAugust 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 featJune 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 healthApril 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 PartnerNovember 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 LifeOctober 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 lensSeptember 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.
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