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 goApril 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 MackenzieAugust 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 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.
Sport ClimbingJuly 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 WrapMay 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 CupApril 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 heightsApril 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 directionJune 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 starsMarch 26th, 2018
VIS sport climbing scholarship holder Oceana Mackenzie won the National Open ‘A’ Women’s Lead Title on the weekend.
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