Wheelchair Rugby

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.

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.

A decade of achievement for the VIS

January 1st, 2020

​As we set our sights to 2020 and a new decade, the Victorian Institute of Sport reflects on the magic moments, history makers and highlights from Victoria’s best athletes across the previous ten years.

Paralympics Australia announces Steelers

August 19th, 2019

Three Victorian Institute of Sport wheelchair-rugby athletes have been selected to represent the Australian Steelers at the IWRF Asia Oceania Championships- Ben Fawcett (Vice-Captain), Andrew Harrison and Jayden Warn.

Graham ready for Steelers debut and historic moment for women’s sport

May 6th, 2019

Shae Graham will become the first female to represent Australia in wheelchair rugby at a major international tournament when she makes her debut at the Four Nations next month in Alabama, USA.

OPEN DAY HAILED A SUCCESS

April 10th, 2019

We opened our doors for the first time in our 30 year history today and welcomed visitors inside our world-class facility.

VIS OPEN DAY 2019

April 3rd, 2019

The inaugural VIS Open Day will give visitors rare access to the inner workings of the VIS’ headquarters at Lakeside Stadium in Albert Park

Four VIS athletes selected for Ken Sowden Cup

February 4th, 2019

VIS athletes Jayden Warn, Andrew Harrison, Jason Lees and Ben Fawcett have been selected in the Australian Steelers Wheelchair Rugby team to contest the upcoming Ken Sowden Cup in Melbourne.

Grovedale College Year 8 Sports Academy Student Reflections

February 3rd, 2019

Last year VIS Wheelchair Rugby player Jason Lees left a memorable and inspirational mark on a collection of Year 8 Grovedale College students.

Wheelchair rugby icon honoured with IWRF Hall of Fame induction

August 20th, 2018

Nazim Erdem has become the first Australian to be inducted into the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF) Hall of Fame.

Steelers begin World Champs defence with dominant victory

August 6th, 2018

Australia could not have been more convincing in their opening match at the 2018 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championship on Sunday, hammering New Zealand 66-36 at Sydney Olympic Park.

2nd 2018 IWRF World Championships, Sydney

Andrew Harrison, Ben Fawcett, Jason Lees, Jayden Warn


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