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.


March 16th, 2020

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

From Mansfield to the World

August 13th, 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.

Team Behind The Athlete | Jono Wallace Smith

August 7th, 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.

Scotty James ESPY Nomination

June 24th, 2019

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

Wilson soars to second in Shanghai

June 3rd, 2019

VIS athlete Hayley Wilson backed up her historic podium finish at the World Skate Street League Skateboarding (SLS) World Tour event in London last week, to finish second at the Shanghai X Games.

Hyped Hayley makes History

May 27th, 2019

The London stop was the first chance ever for street skaters to start collecting points for Tokyo 2020 qualification and VIS athletes Hayley Wilson and Shane O’Neill proved they were up for the challenge, both finishing on the podium at the Copper Box Arena on the weekend.

Weekend Wrap

April 15th, 2019

At her biggest domestic event of the year, VIS skateboarder Shanae Collins took out second position in the Van Park Series Continental Championships event at Five Dock in Sydney on Sunday.

Long weekend wrap

March 12th, 2019

Victorian Institute of Sport athletes were busy over the long weekend with some fantastic results coming from the track, the pool, the water and the skate park!

Wilson grinds up Bateau Bay

April 30th, 2018

VIS athlete, Hayley Wilson, won the ASF Australian Street Skateboarding Championships in Bateau Bay, New South Wales on Saturday.

ASC launch Skateboard 2020

January 22nd, 2018

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) officially launched Skateboard 2020 last week in Melbourne.

Bradley Saunders 

8th Graz Skate World Cup, Graz, AUT

2nd - Australian Wildcard for X Games Qualifier

16th - X Games - Sydney

Hayley Wilson

6th - X Games – Minneapolis, USA

6th - X Games – Sydney

2nd - X Games Women’s Street Finals, Shanghai, CHN

2nd – Street League World Skate Women’s Finals, London, ENG

* World Skateboard Olympic Qualifying Ranking – 2nd

Rob Leeds Performance Manager (Pathways)

Nerissa Turner Senior Performance Coordinator (Pathways)

Elaine Bo Sports Dietitian

Harry Brennan Physical Preparation/Sport Science Manager

Josh Ferguson Sports Physiotherapist

Steve Hawkins Lead Physiotherapist

Sara Heasly Performance Lifestyle Adviser

Dr Greg Hickey Sports Medicine Physician

Kate Mcgillivray Sports Physiotherapist

Gillian Niven Soft Tissue Therapist

Ebonie Rio Sports Physiotherapist

Mark Spargo Sports Psychologist

Dr Patrick Sunderland Sports Medicine Registrar

Jono Wallace-Smith Physical Preparation Coach


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