Sport Climbing

​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.

100 days to go

April 14th, 2021

As the clock ticks over to 100 days until the start of the Tokyo Olympics, meet some of our athletes who are gearing up for what's going to be one of the most unique Olympic Games.

First official Olympic qualifying event for Oceana Mackenzie

August 12th, 2019

August 11 not only marks the start of the IFSC Climbing World Championships Hachioji 2019, but the first official Olympic qualifying event in the history of Sport Climbing.

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.

Sport Climbing

July 15th, 2019

Oceana Mackenzie has competed at the International Federation of Sport Climbing World Cup Speed Qualifications at the Chamonix, France over the weekend.

Weekend Wrap

May 21st, 2019

VIS’ Oceana Mackenzie continued her successful 2019 climbing season, making it into the Semi Finals for her second time this year at a Bouldering World Cup. Mackeznie finished in 17th after a tough semi-final in Munich, Germany.

Oceana Mackenzie competes at the Sport Climbing Speed and Bouldering World Cup

April 29th, 2019

Victorian Institute of Sport’s Oceana Mackenzie competed at the Sport Climbing Speed and Bouldering World Cup in Chongqing, China, making it to the A Qualification round.

Mackenzie reaches new heights

April 15th, 2019

Proud is an understatement -Victorian Institute of Sport’s Oceana Mackenzie made history at the first Bouldering World Cup in Switzerland last weekend becoming the first ever Australian female to make the final of a Sport Climbing World Cup.

Mackenzie climbing in the right direction

June 4th, 2018

In Oceana Mackenzie’s first Sport Climbing World Cup she certainly did herself and the VIS proud, making the semi-finals in a tight competition in Hachioji, Tokyo.

Climbing for the stars

March 26th, 2018

VIS sport climbing scholarship holder Oceana Mackenzie won the National Open ‘A’ Women’s Lead Title on the weekend.

Oceana Mackenzie

8th Boulder, 14th Speed, 29th Lead - IFSC 2018 World Youth Championships, Moscow, RUS

23rd Lead, 21st Speed – IFSC 2018 Climbing World Cup, Xiamen, CHN

27th Boulder, 35th Lead, 39th Speed – IFSC 2018 Climbing World Championships, Innsbruck, AUT

6th  - IFSC Climbing World Cup (Boulder), Meiringen, SUI

17th - IFSC Climbing World Cup (Boulder), Munich, GER

Elaine Bo Sports Dietitian

Josh Ferguson Sports Physiotherapist

Steve Hawkins Lead Physiotherapist

Sara Heasly Performance Lifestyle Adviser

Dr Greg Hickey Sports Medicine Physician

Gillian Niven Soft Tissue Therapist

Ebonie Rio Sports Physiotherapist

Mark Spargo Sports Psychologist

Dr Patrick Sunderland Sports Medicine Registrar

Dr Harry Brennan Acting Performance Manager and Physical Preparation/Sport Science Manager

Nerissa Turner Senior Performance Coordinator (Pathways)

Jono Wallace-Smith Physical Preparation Coach

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