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.

WEEKEND WRITE-UP: Scotty back on the winners list

January 24th, 2022

In VIS sport, Scotty James is back on the winners list after an impressive performance in Aspen, as Dylan Alcott triumphs in a three-set battle at the Australian Open.

WEEKEND WRITE-UP: Back-to-back Crystal Globes, another podium finish, and athletics duo lead the charge.

March 15th, 2021

In VIS sport, Laura Peel created history with a second Crystal Globe, Scotty James finishes on the podium again at the World Championships and Linden Hall & Jaryd Clifford led the charge at the Canberra Track Classic.

Scotty James wins sixth X Games medal with silver in Aspen

February 1st, 2021

Scotty James has come agonisingly close to winning his third straight X Games gold, claiming the silver medal in the superpipe event in Aspen, Colorado (USA) today. The podium performance is the sixth X Games superpipe medal of his decorated snowboarding career.

Scotty James takes silver in opening halfpipe World Cup

January 25th, 2021

Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holder Scotty James has made a successful start to his northern hemisphere winter with a silver medal performance at the opening FIS World Cup event in Laax, Switzerland.

Rest In Peace Alex "Chumpy" Pullin

July 8th, 2020

All at the Victorian Institute of Sport are deeply shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Alex “Chumpy” Pullin.

Wellbeing Tip | Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected

May 6th, 2020

Victorian Institute of Sport athletes from eight different sports will help increase awareness around suicide prevention as part of the Australian Institute of Sport and Lifeline Australia’s impactful community engagement program, Lifeline Community Custodians. The athletes will encourage anyone who needs support to reach out and ask for help.

Scotty seals undefeated season with US Open win

March 4th, 2019

Victorian Institute of Sport’s very own Scotty James has completed a remarkable undefeated season with a victory in the halfpipe at the Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships.

James wins his third Halfpipe World Championship

February 11th, 2019

Victorian Institute of Sport’s snowboarding ace, Scotty James, has taken out a third consecutive Halfpipe world title in Utah.

Scotty Unstoppable

January 29th, 2019

Victorian Institute of Sport’s Scotty James is again the name everyone is talking about after an insane run saw him win X Games gold in the men’s superpipe event in Aspen on the weekend.

No stopping Scotty

December 19th, 2018

Is anyone going to stop Scotty James this snowboarding season?

Scotty James

1st Men’s Halfpipe, 2019 FIS World Championships, Park City USA

1st Men’s Halfpipe, 2019 X-Games, Aspen USA

1st Men’s Halfpipe, 2019 US Open Championships, Colorado, USA

1st Men’s Halfpipe, 2018 Dew Tour, Colorado, USA

1st Men’s Halfpipe, 2018 FIS World Cup, Laax SWI

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