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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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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Kookaburras go back-to-back

Monday, 11 December 2017

The Kookaburras have claimed back-to-back Hockey World League titles after edging out Argentina in what was described as a ‘heart-stopping’ victory in Bhubaneswar.

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Chris Ciriello announces retirement

Monday, 13 November 2017

Dual Olympian and Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Chris Ciriello, yesterday announced his retirement from the sport following nine years representing Australia on the international stage.

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Kookaburras knock down NZ to take out IFOH

Sunday, 12 November 2017

The Australian Kookaburras have continued their recent run of good form at the International Festival of Hockey, defeating the New Zealand Black Sticks, 2-1, to take out the series.

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Kookaburras open IFOH with a bang

Sunday, 05 November 2017

The Kookaburras have claimed a confident win in the opening match of the International Festival of Hockey in Bendigo, defeating New Zealand 4-0 on Sunday.

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Strong start for Aussies in Malaysia

Sunday, 22 October 2017

The Australian U21 Men’s side have kicked off their Sultan of Johor Cup campaign with a bang, defeating the United States of America 19-0, in Malaysia on Sunday.

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AHL clean sweep for Victoria

Monday, 09 October 2017

The Victorian Vipers and Vikings have emerged from the Australian Hockey League Championships victorious, taking both the men’s and women’s titles in dramatic fashion for the first time in the state’s history.

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Men's Hockey tour gets good start

Monday, 14 August 2017

The Australian men’s national development team have made a good start to their European tour, winning all but one of their matches in the first half of the tour.

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Jay Stacy

Head Coach

Training Venues

State Netball and Hockey Centre

VIS Gymnasium


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