The primary aim of the VIS Netball Program is to prepare Victorian athletes for competition at elite domestic level, both within the Suncorp Super Netball competition and the Australian National League (ANL), and to prepare athletes for selection into Senior National teams and Underage squads.
The VIS program works in partnership with Netball Australia (NA) and Netball Victoria (NV), to deliver an underpinning program that provides world class coaching, training and support services to targeted nationally identified underage squad athletes to assist them to improve their competitive performance and reach their full potential on and off the court. The program also works in partnership with NV to provide coaching and performance support to the Melbourne Vixens for their Suncorp Super Netball campaign.
Honey’s return from injury just the beginningYesterday
Almost two years after mid-courter Tayla Honey signed with the Melbourne Vixens she finally made her much anticipated debut on the weekend after overcoming a ruptured Achilles tendon in last year’s preseason.
Vixens outrun, outscore and outplay FirebirdsAugust 10th, 2020
The Melbourne Vixens have put on a clinical display at Brisbane’s Nissan Arena this afternoon, demolishing hosts, the Queensland Firebirds, by 28 points.
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.
Moloney, Watson and Mannix to lead the Vixens in 2020July 21st, 2020
Kate Moloney will lead the Melbourne Vixens for a fourth consecutive season, with Liz Watson joining her in leading the team as Co-Captains for the 2020 Suncorp Super Netball season.
VIS continue to provide athletes with the opportunity to achieve success in sport and lifeJune 10th, 2020
The Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) Performance Lifestyle Team has been engaging athletes in various elements of career development over the last 3 weeks.
Athletes return to the VIS with renewed hungerJune 3rd, 2020
It was exciting to see the likes of Scotty James, Mack Horton, Morgan Mitchell and Liz Watson return to the Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) gym and resume training earlier this week.
What has Jamie Bahnisch been up to during isolation?May 27th, 2020
As we have settled into the isolation period due to COVID-19, so have our Victorian Institute of Sport experts.
Vixens' Moloney championing the never-ending preseasonMay 15th, 2020
Kate Moloney’s strong mindset has got her through the long period of training in isolation and she is as motivated as ever to get the Vixens ready to content for another Premiership. While embracing the slower lifestyle, she leaves no doubt that she will return in the best possible condition and she can’t wait to train with her teammates again on court and at the Victorian Institute of Sport.
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.
Reappointment of VIS Chair Nataly MatijevicApril 2nd, 2020
It is with great pleasure that we announce that VIS Chair, Nataly Matijevic, has been reappointed by The Hon Martin Pakula MP, Minister for Sport, Tourism and Major Events.
Liz Watson was awarded the 2018 Liz Elis Diamond, International Player of the Year, and selected in the Suncorp Super Netball League Team of the Year as wing attack.
Six VIS athletes were selected in the Australian Diamonds squad that won the 2018 Quad Series and Constellation Cup events. They included; Renae Ingles, Emily Mannix, Kate Moloney, Tegan Philip, Liz Watson and Jo Weston.
Rahni Samason was named Australian Netball League MVP for 2018 season.
Simone McKinnis VIS Head Coach
Sharelle McMahon Vixens Assistant Coach
Diane Honey VIS Development Program Coach
Kylie Andrew Sports Dietitian
Jamie Bahnisch Vixens Performance Services Coordinator
Andrea Farrow Development Program Performance Lifestyle Adviso
Tony Glynn Sports Psychologist
Steve Hawkins Sports Physiotherapist
John Tascone Vixens Physical Preparation Coach
Matthew Vassie Development Program Physical Preparation Coach
State Netball and Hockey Centre