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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.

Celebrating Father's Day: Dave Crosbee

September 5th, 2021

​The celebration of Father’s Day reminds us about both the importance and the challenges of fatherhood.

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.

Anything is possible: Amanda Jennings

August 23rd, 2021

On a cold Melbourne morning in 1989, Amanda Jennings, then aged 17, stood at her school locker, bouncing from toe-to-toe in an effort to keep warm. All over the city, students were most likely mimicking her movement. It was innocent, unremarkable, but for her it would not remain so for very long. Instead, it would change her life forever, sending her down a path of despair and torture that would last for 20 years.

The VIS Family is about to expand

August 10th, 2021

Come and join our world class team

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.

THE PINNACLE: Issue 2 DEC 1990

March 24th, 2021

“The Pinnacle” or now known as “Pinnacle Magazine” was first distributed in 1990, the same year the Victorian Institute of Sport was established.

Our Second Games

August 4th, 2020

The sporting focus of 1996 was clearly on the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Atlanta. Following the great achievements in Barcelona we were optimistic that our athletes could do even better this time.

Our First Games

July 28th, 2020

1992 - This was the year of our first Olympic and Paralympic Games in Barcelona, Spain.

AJ Provisinally Secures Paralympic Selection

March 16th, 2020

Victorian Institute of Sport athlete Amanda 'AJ' Reynolds has earned herself nomination for selection into the 2020 Australian Paralympic Team after she won both women's kayak K1 events at the 2020 Canoe Sprint Championships.

Reynolds secures Paralympics Quota

August 26th, 2019

VIS’ paddler Amanda Reynolds has secured a 2020 Tokyo Paralympics quota spot in the women’s KL3 200, finishing 7th in the final, but sixth country across the line, which means a top-six quote spot for Australia.

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