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 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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Kookaburras make strong start at Champions Trophy

Monday, 25 June 2018

The Kookaburras have opened their Champions Trophy campaign with a 3-3 draw against Belgium and a 2-1 victory over Pakistan.

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Durst makes Kookaburras debut

Monday, 18 June 2018

VIS hockey player, Johan Durst, made his Kookaburras debut against Germany with a 2-2 draw. This was the team’s final test match series prior to the Champions Trophy.

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Two selected for Champions Trophy

Monday, 28 May 2018

Hockey Australia today announced the Kookaburras 18-member team for next month’s Champions Trophy, which included VIS’ Aaron Kleinschmidt and Johan Durst.

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Hockey Men's Review: Commonwealth Games

Monday, 16 April 2018

Victorian Institute of Sport hockey player Aaron Kleinschmidt was instrumental in the Kookaburras 2-0 gold medal victory over New Zealand.

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Kleinschmidt finding the back of the net consistently

Monday, 09 April 2018

VIS’ Aaron Kleinschmidt has helped his Australian Kookaburras team to an undefeated run, finding the back of the net in both of their matches.

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Four VIS athletes named in Hockey Commonwealth Games teams

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Commonwealth Games Australia have finalised their 473 strong team for Gold Coast 2018, rounding out with the Hockeyroos and Kookaburras team selection consisting of four VIS representatives.

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Jay Stacy

Head Coach

Training Venues

State Netball and Hockey Centre

VIS Gymnasium


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