Victorian Institute of Sport

Hockey - Women's

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

The VIS women’s hockey program underpins the National women’s program in Perth and is responsible for preparing and developing Victorian based athletes for national squad selection.

The VIS is the daily training environment for the Victorian based athletes and provides world’s best hockey coaching, strength and conditioning, sport science, personal excellence, psychology and medical services along with exposure to high level competition opportunities.

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Padget and Taylor join Hockeyroos squad

Thursday, 06 December 2018

Hockey Australia has announced the 27-member 2019 National Senior Women’s Squad as the team builds towards the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. It includes Victorian Institute of Sport’s Hayley Padget, Sophie Taylor, Rachael Lynch, Ashlee Wells, Kristina Bates and Lily Brazel.

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Last-ever Champions Trophy team announced

Thursday, 01 November 2018

At the conclusion of the AHL tournament, Hockey Australia today announces the 18-member Hockeyroos team which will compete at the upcoming and last-ever FIH Champions Trophy in China. The squad includes VIS scholarship holders Hayley Padget, Lily Brazel, Rachael Lynch and Ashlee Wells.

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Vipers fourth, Vikings fifth

Monday, 29 October 2018

In agonising circumstances the Victorian Vipers fell short in a penalty shootout against the Canberra Strikers in the bronze medal match, whilst the Victorian Vikings finished in fifth position after defeating South Australia in their classification game.

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Australian U-21 team announced for Trans-Tasman Series

Monday, 15 October 2018

Hockey Australia announced an 18-member Under-21 Australian team for the 2018 Trans-Tasman Series in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, later this year which included VIS athletes Rachael Guy and Olivia Colasurdo as well as Phil Burrows joining the coaching team.

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Taylor and Padget make International debut

Monday, 17 September 2018

The Hockeyroos suffered a 2-1 defeat in the Four Nations Final against Japan who came from behind to clinch victory in Ibaraki on Sunday afternoon.

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Padget on Route

Tuesday, 04 September 2018

The route that Hayley Padget has followed to Hockeyroos selection isn’t the traditional pathway through junior teams and programs. The 25-year-old is finally making her Australian team debut after uncountable setbacks including numerous injuries.

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U23 Development team named for China

Monday, 03 September 2018

Hockey Australia today announced an 18-strong Under-23 Australian Development team for the upcoming China Tour, which includes VIS’ Nicola Hammond, Sophie Taylor and Aisling Utri.

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Five VIS named in Hockeyroos squad for Japan tour

Monday, 27 August 2018

Hockey Australia have announced the 18-member Hockeyroos team, including five Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holders to compete at next month’s Four Nations Women's Ibaraki International Tournament in Japan.

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Rachael Lynch | Why silver is gold

Monday, 13 August 2018

The Hockeyroos settled for silver at the Commonwealth Games after being beaten by a clinical New Zealand outfit in the gold medal match at the Gold Coast Hockey Centre

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Hockeyroos finish fourth in World Cup

Monday, 06 August 2018

The Hockeyroos 2018 Women’s World Cup campaign has come to a close, finishing an impressive fourth after suffering a 3-1 loss to Spain in the bronze medal match in London on Sunday.

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Head Coaches        

Stacia Strain / Phil Burrows

Training Venues

State Netball and Hockey Centre

VIS Gymnasium






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