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.
World Health Day 2021April 7th, 2021
Today is World Health Day! The unparalleled value of good health is celebrated on World Health Day on April 7. To acknowledge and celebrate World Health Day, we are shining a light on our wonderful team of medical experts. Keeping our athletes fit and healthy, with finely tuned bodies and minds, is paramount to their success. To perform at their best, they need the best care behind the scenes, which they have in spades.
WEEKEND WRITE-UP: Olympic Qualifiers, National Champions and Tokyo athletes on targetMarch 29th, 2021
In VIS sport, Linden Hall and Cat Bisset both recorded Olympic 800m qualifying times, the VIS rowers and cyclists dominated national championships and Penny Smith proved that she is on track for Tokyo.
VIS Advancement Series: Meet the presentersMarch 25th, 2021
The Victorian Institute of Sport continues to enhance secondary student learning on sport science and nutrition, as part of our VIS Advancement Series. Meet two of our presenters, Elaine Bo and Victoria Brackley who are sharing their knowledge on the work they do with Victoria’s best athletes.
THE PINNACLE: Issue 1, OCT 1990March 11th, 2021
WEEKEND WRITE-UP: Rowing squads announced, a state champion crowned and Alessia's emotional winMarch 9th, 2021
In VIS sport, 16 scholarship holders selected in squads and crews for the 2021 Australian Rowing Team, the winning streak by McCaig rolls on and Imeneo crowned state champion.
Montag ready to tackle issues for women and girls in sport as IOC Young LeaderFebruary 5th, 2021
After being selected for Tokyo 2020, Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holder Jemima Montag can now also add IOC Young Leader to her resume after being chosen from a pool of 3,000 applicants for the prestigious program.
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.
World Class Olympic Winter Training Centre Sees Athletes Take Flight in BrisbaneOctober 1st, 2020
Australia’s best aerials and moguls skiers are set to soar through the Brisbane sky as they begin testing the new Olympic Winter Training Centre at the Sleeman Centre.
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