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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.

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New coaching apprenticeships to fast-track next generation

July 7, 2022

Australian sport has taken an enormous step in its bid to become a world-leader in coach development ahead of the 2032 Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) today naming 31 coaches as part of a flagship national apprenticeship program.

WEEKEND WRITE-UP: A Vixens win and a World Cup victory hero image

WEEKEND WRITE-UP: A Vixens win and a World Cup victory

April 26, 2022

In VIS Sport, Vixens return to the winners list with Liz Watson winning the inaugural Edith Hull Medal. Meanwhile the Aussie Trap Women were on target winning gold at the ISSF Shotgun World Cup in Lonato, Italy.

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WEEKEND WRITE-UP: Olympics wrap up in Beijing as records tumble on the track

February 21, 2022

In VIS Sport, the Winter Olympics wrapped up over night in Beijing as Australian records tumbled on the athletics track. Our Para-swimmers returned to pool-deck and India Robinson impressed in Hawaii.

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WEEKEND WRITE-UP: Thanks for the memories Dyl & Rach

January 31, 2022

In VIS Sport, Dylan Alcott ends his career with a runner-up finish at the 2022 Australian Open, as several VIS scholarship holders were crowned national champions in what was a busy week of sport.

WEEKEND WRITE-UP: A Career Best and An Impressive Return Home hero image

WEEKEND WRITE-UP: A Career Best and An Impressive Return Home

October 25, 2021

​In VIS Sport, India Robinson pulled together a career-best result to date, as Steph Catley impressed in the Commonwealth Bank Matildas 3-1 victory over Brazil.

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It's Tokyo Time: Preview

July 21, 2021

After a year of impossible setbacks, the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games are finally here!

WEEKEND WRITE-UP: Webster confirmed in Australian team, as 3x3 team get ready to take on qualifiers hero image

WEEKEND WRITE-UP: Webster confirmed in Australian team, as 3x3 team get ready to take on qualifiers

May 24, 2021

In VIS sport, Rowie Webster has been announced in the Australian Olympic Team, whilst Bec Cole and her 3x3 Australian Team get ready to take on the qualifying event. Nikki van Dijk knocked off seven-time world champion Steph Gilmore, as Liz Cambage brought up 2,000 career points.

WEEKEND WRITE-UP: Hall breaks Australian 1500m record, Col Pearse enjoyed a golden national championships and Surfing returned in Newcastle hero image

WEEKEND WRITE-UP: Hall breaks Australian 1500m record, Col Pearse enjoyed a golden national championships and Surfing returned in Newcastle

April 6, 2021

​In VIS sport, Linden Hall broke the 1500m record at Box Hill and became the first Australian female to go sub 4 minutes, while Col Pearse enjoyed a golden Multi-Class Swimming Championship on the Gold Coast.

WEEKEND WRITE-UP: PBs, New Records & A Return to the Winners List hero image

WEEKEND WRITE-UP: PBs, New Records & A Return to the Winners List

March 1, 2021

In VIS sport, Jemima Montag records a 41 second PB matched with a Victorian record, Robinson finds her way back onto the winners list and the cyclists battle it out at Madison Nationals.

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Rest In Peace Alex "Chumpy" Pullin

July 8, 2020

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

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