Netball

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 Magazine

December 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 Sports

December 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 awards

November 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 Award

November 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 Winners

November 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 Champions

October 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 Final

October 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 end

September 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 nutrition

September 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 beginning

August 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

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