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.
VIS SPORT: UPDATES ON THE EVENTS CANCELLED/POSTPONEDMarch 16th, 2020
The sporting calendar has been heavily impacted by the global coronavirus outbreak.
From Mansfield to the WorldAugust 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 SmithAugust 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 NominationJune 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 ShanghaiJune 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 HistoryMay 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 WrapApril 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 wrapMarch 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 BayApril 30th, 2018
VIS athlete, Hayley Wilson, won the ASF Australian Street Skateboarding Championships in Bateau Bay, New South Wales on Saturday.
ASC launch Skateboard 2020January 22nd, 2018
The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) officially launched Skateboard 2020 last week in Melbourne.
8th Graz Skate World Cup, Graz, AUT
2nd - Australian Wildcard for X Games Qualifier
16th - X Games - Sydney
6th - X Games – Minneapolis, USA
6th - X Games – Sydney
* 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