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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.

Tokyo 2020 Paralympics: Weekend Review (Day Eleven & Twelve)

September 5th, 2021

What a way to close out Tokyo 2020, gold, silver and bronze thanks to Dylan Alcott, Jaryd Clifford and Nicholas Hum.

Tokyo 2020 Paralympics: Weekend Preview (Day Eleven & Twelve)

September 4th, 2021

After an awesome week of Paralympic sport, we preview the final weekend, headlined by Dylan Alcott's gold medal match and Jaryd Clifford's international marathon debut.

Tokyo 2020 Paralympics: Day Nine Review

September 2nd, 2021

The stormy weather caused havoc in Tokyo on Day Nine, but we're glad to hear that Carol Cooke is doing okay after her nasty crash in the women's Road Race. 

Tokyo 2020 Paralympics: Day Nine Preview

September 2nd, 2021

The action continues on Day Nine for our Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holders with gold medals up for grabs on the road, the tennis court, the athletics track and in the swimming pool.

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.

Tristan Carter (Canoe Slalom)

2nd – Senior Canoe Slalom Championships 2019 (U23 category)

Selected - U23 Worlds Team & 2019 Canoe Slalom national team

42nd - ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 3, Men’s C1, Tacen, Slovenia

Amanda Reynolds (Para Canoe)

2nd Women’s KL3 200m, 2018 ICF Para Canoe Sprint World Championships, Portugal

1st Women’s 200m, 500m & 1000m, 2019 Australian Sprint National Championships, Perth 

Rob Leeds Performance Manager (Pathways)

Nerissa Turner Senior Performance Coordinator (Pathways)

Elaine Bo Sports Dietitian

Harry Brennan Physical Preparation/Sport Science Manager

Josh Ferguson Sports Physiotherapist

Steve Hawkins Lead Physiotherapist

Sara Heasly Performance Lifestyle Adviser

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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