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.

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Tokyo Champions take top honours

May 13, 2022

2021 VIS Award of Excellence winners revealed.

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It’s Go Time in Tokyo: Paralympics Preview

August 25, 2021

After having to overcome so much adversity, the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games are finally here! Our Paralympians serve to remind us that anything is possible.

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31 Victorian Institute of Sport athletes selected for the Tokyo Paralympics

August 20, 2021

​Given the obstacles that our Victorian Institute of Sport athletes have had to overcome simply to get to the starting line, the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games are deserving of your attention for reasons far outweighing the simple desire of watching them go for gold.

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From crash to companions: Gillian Niven

August 3, 2021

​When long-time VIS remedial massage therapist, Gillian Niven, travelled to Tokyo she thought she would travel home with everyone else after the closing ceremony. However, Niven’s Paralympic assignment didn’t end there as an unfortunate crash for a VIS Paralympian extended her stay, but filled it with long-lasting memories.

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‘Don’t let fear hold you back’: How Shae Graham re-discovered sport

April 1, 2021

The Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holder was only 18 when she was a backseat passenger in a car accident, suffering life-changing injuries including a fractured spine.

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Athletes committed to fight mental health issues in young people

July 26, 2020

​Four VIS athletes are joining the fight to help reduce rates of mental health issues in young children as part of a new community partnership between the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and Black Dog Institute.

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Wellbeing Tip | Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected

May 6, 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.

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A decade of achievement for the VIS

January 1, 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.

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Paralympics Australia announces Steelers

August 19, 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.

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

May 6, 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.

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