The VIS coordinates and manages the Victorian Pathway Program, operating collaboratively with the Rowing Australia (RA) national program to provide world class coaching opportunities, training and competition, facilities and support services to improve athlete development throughout the national high performance pathway.
The partnership approach involves collaboration between VIS, RA, RV and the two Melbourne based Performance Clubs, Mercantile Rowing Club and Melbourne University Boat Club, with the aim to develop categorised athletes within the national pathway and progress them towards the Rowing Australian National Training Centres.
Victoria has been a dominant force in the Australian rowing landscape for many years now and the 2018/19 domestic and international campaigns saw continued success with our athletes performing well, contributing success at FISA World Cup and World Championships events.
Tokyo 2020 Paralympics: Day Seven PreviewAugust 31st, 2021
Today our road cyclists get ready to take the track with Carol Cooke, Stuart Tripp, Emily Petricola and Alistair Donohoe all set to go for gold. Col Pearse is ready to make his Paralympic debut, as Dylan Alcott competes to secure his spot in the gold medal match.
Tokyo 2020 Paralympics: Weekend Review (Day Four & Five)August 29th, 2021
It was an action-packed weekend full of Paralympic sport, headlined by Ma Lin and Isis Holt who both won silver medals and added to the Australian Paralympic medal tally.
Tokyo 2020 Paralympics: Weekend Preview (Day Four & Five)August 28th, 2021
It looks set to be huge opening weekend for our Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holders with medals up for grabs as well as places in the gold medal match in several different events.
Tokyo 2020 Paralympics: Day Three ReviewAugust 27th, 2021
Another couple of medals have been added to the Australian Paralympic medal tally thanks to Alistair Donohoe (silver) in the men's C5 4000m individual pursuit and Isis Holt (silver) in the women's T35 100m sprint.
Tokyo 2020 Paralympics: Day Three PreviewAugust 27th, 2021
Today marks a big day for our Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holders with gold medals up for grabs at the athletics track and the cycling velodrome.
It’s Go Time in Tokyo: Paralympics PreviewAugust 25th, 2021
After having to overcome so much adversity, the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games are finally here! Our Paralympians serve to remind us that anything is possible.
Tokyo 2020: A Games that will be remembered foreverAugust 12th, 2021
From Australia storming home for a stunning victory in the women's four to the men's team pursuit guys defying all odds to bounce back after a crash on the opening night and win bronze, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will be remembered forever. We're proud of our Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holders, not just for their impressive sporting performances, but also for the adversity that they had to overcome to get there.
The VIS Family is about to expandAugust 10th, 2021
Come and join our world class team
VIS results at Tokyo 2020August 9th, 2021
See below all of our Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holder results from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Tokyo 2020: Day Fourteen PreviewAugust 6th, 2021
There will be plenty of action for our Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holders today in the Track and Field space with Linden Hall going for gold in the women's 1500m final and Kathryn Mitchell in the women's javelin final.
2018 FISA World Cup III, Linz, Austria
Rosie Popa, Lucy Stephan - 1st Women’s Four
Addy Dunkley-Smith, James Rook (coxswain) - 3rd Women’s Eight
Joshua Booth, Liam Donald, Simon Keenan, Tim Masters, Angus Widdicombe - 5th Men’s Eight
2018 FISA World Championships, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Joshua Booth, Liam Donald, Simon Keenan, Tim Masters, Angus Widdicombe - 2nd Men’s Eight
Lucy Stephan, Katrina Werry - 2nd Women’s Four
Rosie Popa, James Rook (coxswain) - 3rd Women’s Eight
2018 FISA U23 World Championships, Poznan, Poland
Ria Thompson - 5th Women’s Double Scull
Elise Franetic - 6th Women’s Eight
2019 FISA International Para Rowing Regatta - Gavirate, Italy
Alex Vuillermin, Alex Viney - 2nd PR3 Mixed Coxed Four
2019 FISA World Cup II, Poznan, Poland
Joshua Booth - 1st Men’s Pair
Tim Masters - 1st Men’s Four
Liam Donald, Simon Keenan, Angus Widdicombe - 5th Men’s Eight
Jessica Morrison - 2nd Women’s Pair
Amanda Bateman - 3rd Women’s Double Scull
Katrina Werry, Lucy Stephan - 3rd Women’s Four
Katrina Bateman - 5th Women’s Quad Sculls
Jessica Morrison, Rosie Popa, James Rook (coxswain) - 1st Women’s Eight
Noel Donaldson VIS/VPP Head Rowing Coach (from May 2019)
Elaine Bo Sports Dietitian
Andrea Farrow Performance Lifestyle Advisor
Andrew Fooks Sports Physiotherapist
Ana Holt Sport Scientist
Mark Spargo Sports Psychologist
John Tascone Physical Preparation Coach
Yarra River (Mercantile and Melbourne University Boat Clubs)
National Water Sports Centre, Carrum
Nagambie Lakes Regatta Centre
Barwon River, Geelong
Tambo River, Johnsonville
Mercantile Rowing Club
Melbourne University Rowing Club