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.
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.
VIS tele-health servicing for Sports Medicine and PhysiotherapyApril 1st, 2020
The Victorian Institute of Sport remains committed to servicing our athletes and have started to implement remote service delivery and support.
VIS SPORT: UPDATES ON THE EVENTS CANCELLED/POSTPONEDMarch 16th, 2020
The sporting calendar has been heavily impacted by the global coronavirus outbreak.
A decade of achievement for the VISJanuary 1st, 2020
As we set our sights to 2020 and a new decade, the Victorian Institute of Sport reflects on the magic moments, history makers and highlights from Victoria’s best athletes across the previous ten years.
Vixens bow out of finalsSeptember 9th, 2019
The Melbourne Vixens’ 2019 season has come to an end after going down to the NSW Swifts in Suncorp Super Netball’s preliminary final in Sydney.
Vixens stun MagpiesSeptember 2nd, 2019
The Melbourne Vixens have proven to the netball world why they are still the best Victorian team in Suncorp Super Netball, defeating their cross-town rivals, the Collingwood Magpies, 62-49 in an absolute dominant performance.
Vixens go down to Magpies, set up Derby for FinalsAugust 26th, 2019
The Melbourne Vixens have suffered a shattering loss to the Magpies, paving the way for the ultimate battle in Suncorp Super Netball’s minor semi final next weekend.
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