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.
Enjoy the latest issue of our Pinnacle MagazineDecember 23rd, 2020
Given everything this year has thrown at us why not just acknowledge it and publish our magazine with a focus on how the VIS has adapted to COVID-19!
Lead Sports Scientist (Performance Analysis) - Team SportsDecember 2nd, 2020
The VIS are looking for a dynamic and passionate high performance professional to join its team in the role of Lead Sports Scientist (Performance Analysis) for Team Sports.
Female sports stars take away top awardsNovember 26th, 2020
On Wednesday evening the Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) concluded its 2020 Awards celebration online. The event ran over three days with a different award presented each evening. This was the first time that the institute invited a public audience to follow the awards presentation recognising the outstanding achievements by VIS supported athletes.
O'Hea and Thwaites named joint winners of the Sarah Tait Spirit AwardNovember 25th, 2020
Tonight the Sarah Tait Spirit Award was presented for the first time ever to joint winners, Jenna O’Hea and Caitlin Thwaites at the 2020 Victorian Institute of Sport Awards.
2XU Coach Awards WinnersNovember 23rd, 2020
14 Victorian Institute of Sport athletes were today named winners of the 2XU Coach Awards. The awards were announced as part of the 2020 Victorian Institute of Sport Awards.
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.
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