Skateboarding

The VIS Individual Athlete Scholarships are offered annually to athletes from sports which do not have a VIS Tier 1 program. The program features a range of Australia’s leading high performance athletes across numerous Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth sports.

The athletes, who are all achieving excellent results in senior national and international competition, are able to access the full range of comprehensive performance services as well as utilising the outstanding training and recovery facilities at the VIS headquarters at Lakeside Stadium.

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VIS results at Tokyo 2020

August 9, 2021

See below all of our Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holder results from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

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It's Tokyo Time: Preview

July 21, 2021

After a year of impossible setbacks, the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games are finally here!

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52 Victorian Institute of Sport athletes selected for the Tokyo Olympic Games

July 12, 2021

​​The Victorian Institute of Sport is proud to announce that 52 scholarship holders have been selected to represent Australia at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

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Skaters Ready to Shred at Olympic Debut

July 2, 2021

The Australian Olympic Committee has named two Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holders in the Australian Olympic Skateboarding Team for Tokyo, as the sport gets set to make its debut. 

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14 Aussie Skaters pushing toward Tokyo

May 13, 2021

The Tokyo Olympics has been delayed by an entire year, fraught with false starts, cancelled qualifying events and endless confusion from World Skate, but it’s finally set to go ahead on July 23, 2021. This means that skateboarding will finally make its Olympic debut. So, in an era of travel restrictions, quarantines and vaccinations, how’s it all going to unfold for the Australians looking to qualify for Tokyo? Here’s what we know so far.

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WEEKEND WRITE-UP: Three Selected for Tokyo and Three National Swimming Champions

April 20, 2021

In VIS sport, three track and field athletes were selected to the Tokyo 2020 team, whilst our swimmers went head-to-head at national championships.

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VIS SPORT: UPDATES ON THE EVENTS CANCELLED/POSTPONED

March 16, 2020

The sporting calendar has been heavily impacted by the global coronavirus outbreak.

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From Mansfield to the World

August 13, 2019

Mansfield local Hayley Wilson bought her first skateboard from The Reject Shop when she was eight years old, armed with a handful of pocket money from Mum, Catriona.

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Team Behind The Athlete | Jono Wallace Smith

August 7, 2019

VIS Coach Jono Wallace Smith is responsible for providing Physical Preparation training to the athletes in our Individual Athlete Scholarship Program, which includes athletes from the new Olympic sports.

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Scotty James ESPY Nomination

June 24, 2019

VIS Winter Olympian Scotty James has been nominated in the category of “Best Male Action Sports Athlete” in the ESPYS 2019 Awards.

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