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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.

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WEEKEND WRITE-UP: Buschkuehl new world leader

July 11, 2022

In VIS Sport, Brooke Buschkuehl (nee Stratton) jumped a new Australian record, as Mark Crosbee became World Junior champion.

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WEEKEND WRITE-UP: Vixens crowned 2022 Team Girls Cup Champions

February 28, 2022

In VIS sport, The Melbourne Vixens will head into the 2022 Suncorp Super Netball season full of confidence after winning the Team Girls Cup over the weekend. Meanwhile, Joshua Katz is back on the podium after he won silver at the Warsaw European Judo Open in Poland.

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WEEKEND WRITE-UP: Thanks for the memories Dyl & Rach

January 31, 2022

In VIS Sport, Dylan Alcott ends his career with a runner-up finish at the 2022 Australian Open, as several VIS scholarship holders were crowned national champions in what was a busy week of sport.

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Celebrating Father's Day: Dave Crosbee

September 5, 2021

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

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It’s Go Time in Tokyo: Paralympics Preview

August 25, 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.

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Anything is possible: Amanda Jennings

August 23, 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.

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The VIS Family is about to expand

August 10, 2021

Come and join our world class team

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

May 24, 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.

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THE PINNACLE: Issue 2 DEC 1990

March 24, 2021

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

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Our Second Games

August 4, 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.

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