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.
Vixens crowned 2020 Suncorp Super Netball ChampionsOctober 19th, 2020
The Melbourne Vixens are the 2020 Suncorp Super Netball (SSN) Champions, after defeating the West Coast Fever in a two-goal thriller at Brisbane’s Nissan Arena.
Vixens bound for first SSN Grand FinalOctober 5th, 2020
The Melbourne Vixens are through to their maiden Suncorp Super Netball (SSN) Grand Final – and their first national league Grand Final since they were crowned Premiers in 2014 – after a dominant 16-goal win over the Sunshine Coast Lightning on Saturday.
Thwaites, Philip announce retirement at season's endSeptember 28th, 2020
Melbourne Vixens goalers, Caitlin Thwaites and Tegan Philip, have announced their respective retirements from elite netball at the conclusion of the 2020 Suncorp Super Netball season.
Engaging students with medal-winning sport science and nutritionSeptember 18th, 2020
The Victorian Institute of Sport Advancement Series connects Victorian secondary students with leading experts in sport nutrition and sport science. The program enriches the students’ remote learning with engaging and interactive content from the dieticians and sport scientists behind Victoria’s Olympians and Paralympians.
Honey’s return from injury just the beginningAugust 11th, 2020
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.
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