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.
Strong start for Aussie surfersSeptember 9th, 2019
VIS athlete Nikki van Dijk is competing for Australia alongside teammates Sally Fitzgibbons and Stephanie Gilmore in the women’s team event at the World Surfing Games at Miyasaki in Japan.
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.
Van Dijk off to World Surfing GamesJune 17th, 2019
Nikki Van Dijk has been named to represent Australia at the International Surfing Association’s World Surfing Games, “in what is the strongest Aussie team ever assembled for the event”
Van Dijk boosts in rankingsMay 27th, 2019
On an epic final day at the Corona Bali Protected, VIS’ Nikki van Dijk fell agonisingly short to the eventual event winner, Stephanie Gilmore, in the women’s semi-final.
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.
Van Dijk on track as Huxtable leaves his markApril 23rd, 2019
Victorian Institute of Sport Future Talent surfer, Xavier Huxtable nearly pulled off one of the biggest scalps of his short World Surf League career falling short to Kelly Slater by half a point at Bells Beach last week.
VIS athletes advocates for mental healthApril 10th, 2019
Three VIS athletes have been selected as Community Custodians in the new AIS and Lifeline Australia mental health program.
Huxtable brings his X-FactorJanuary 14th, 2019
VIS teenager Xavier Huxtable secured his maiden World Surf League win yesterday at the Hydralyte Sports Pro Junior on Queensland’s North Stradbroke Island.
King of the surfing worldMay 14th, 2018
Victorian Institute of Sport’s rising star, Xavier Huxtable, was last week crowned one of the best young surfers in the world after he won the male GromSearch International Final in Manu Bay, New Zealand.
3rd - Skullcandy Pro Jnr, Lennox
1st - Hydralyte Sports Pro Junior, North Stradbroke Island, Qld
5th - The Key Sun Zinke Sydney Pro Junior, Manly Beach, NSW
5th - Gold Coast Pro Junior, Burleigh Heads, Qld
1st - Phillip Island Pro, Phillip Island, AUS
5th - Florida Pro, Sebastian Inlet, QS 3000, Florida, USA
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