Victorian Institute of Sport

Hockey - Men's

The VIS men’s hockey program aims to provide a world class daily training environment that enables athletes to continually improve and gain selection in Australia senior and junior development squads.

The VIS men’s hockey program consists of Victorian based players who have been identified as elite level.  Ages range from 17 to open age and all athletes are primarily drawn from Victorian representative teams including the Victorian Vikings (AHL), U21 and U18 teams. When the athletes are not engaged in Victorian team preparation or competition, the VIS program has small group training focusing on both individual and team skills.

The program is designed to provide an environment that is challenging, innovative and supportive to enable all athletes to develop the latest skills, trends and match tactics in world hockey. The ultimate goal of the program and players is to have the essential skill set to be selected in National Squads.

Although VIS athletes do not compete together as a team, the majority of them play for the Victorian Vikings in the Australian Hockey League, as well as in underage State teams and National squads at various age levels. 

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Kookaburras can't hold on

Monday, 04 February 2019

The Kookaburras blew a three goal lead to lose 4-1 in a shootout after a thrilling 5-5 draw against the World No. 3 Netherlands on Saturday in Melbourne.

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Vikings and Vipers are Finals bound

Monday, 22 October 2018

After two victories over the weekend, both the Victorian Vipers and Vikings have set themselves up for a shot the AHL title.

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Vipers win a thriller as Vikings go down

Monday, 15 October 2018

The Victorian Vipers won in a thriller against WA Diamonds, whilst the Vikings went down to WA Thundersticks in a shock result at the AHL on the weekend.

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Burras take out Sultan of Johor Cup Bronze

Monday, 15 October 2018

The Burras have claimed third place in the Sultan of Johor Cup after a comfortable 6-1 win over Japan at the Taman Daya Hockey Stadium on Saturday night as VIS’ Damon Steffens claims the tournament’s top scorer.

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Vipers and Vikings start on a high

Monday, 08 October 2018

The reigning champions have started their title defence emphatically, crushing the Northern Territory Pearls in humid Darwin, racing away to a four-goal quarter-time lead.

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Burras Respond With Big Sultan Of Johor Cup Win

Monday, 08 October 2018

The Burras have bounced back from their shock opening loss to Japan at the 2018 Sultan of Johor Cup with a 6-1 win over hosts Malaysia at the Taman Daya Hockey Stadium on Sunday night.

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Kookaburras Grounded By Argentina In Darwin Decider

Monday, 24 September 2018

The world number one Kookaburras have lost the final of the Darwin International Hockey Open (DIHO) to second-ranked Argentina in an entertaining 2-1 defeat on Saturday night.

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Simmonds earns his Debut

Monday, 17 September 2018

The Kookaburras have defeated world number two Argentina 1-nill at Marrara Hockey Centre on Sunday in a warm up for the Darwin International Hockey Open which saw VIS’ Josh Simmonds debut.

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Kookaburras Team named for Darwin

Monday, 03 September 2018

Hockey Australia today announced the 20-member Kookaburras team for the upcoming Darwin International Hockey Open (DIHO) and two Tests against Argentina, which included uncapped VIS scholarship holder Josh Simmonds.

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Kookaburras win 15th Champions Trophy

Monday, 02 July 2018

In a match that was too close to be decided in regular time, Australia which included VIS athletes Aaron Kleinschmidt and Johan Durst, has successfully secured their 15th Champions Trophy, defeating India 3-2 in shootouts on Monday morning in Breda, Netherlands.

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Jay Stacy

Head Coach

Training Venues

State Netball and Hockey Centre

VIS Gymnasium


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