Victorian Institute of Sport


The primary aim of the VIS netball program is to prepare Victorian athletes for competition at elite level and for selection in State and National teams.

The primary aim of the VIS netball program is to prepare Victorian athletes for competition at elite level, both the ANZ Championship and the Australian National League (ANL), and to prepare athletes for selection in State and National teams.

In conjunction with the elite pathways, the program works in partnership with Netball Australia (NA) and Netball Victoria (NV), to deliver an underpinning program that provides world class coaching, training and support services to targeted nationally identified underage squad athletes to assist them to improve their competitive performance and reach their full potential on and off the court.

The VIS awards scholarships to twelve Melbourne Vixens athletes and a further twelve scholarships to athletes in the Netball Victoria pathway that have been nationally identified in the underage National Championships.

The Vixens high performance training program is based on preparing for and competing in the ANZ Championship, which consists of 13 home and away rounds plus a 3 week finals series. 

The demands of the competition require the athletes to perform maximal short, high intensity repeat efforts while maintaining their skill and concentration.  Strategies for recovery and regeneration are also important to enable the athletes to back up efforts within sessions and across the many training sessions each week.

The weekly training regime consists of skill training, fitness and strength training, sport science, strategic preparation, match analysis, sports medicine and ACE activities, with the athletes utilising the specialist facilities of the VIS gym for physical preparation, and various outdoor venues for skill based training.

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Vixens stars to shine at Quad Series

Sunday, 05 November 2017

Three Melbourne Vixens stars have been named in the Australian Diamonds Quad Series side, following impressive performances on the international stage over the past year.

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Moloney leads Flyers to bronze

Sunday, 29 October 2017

The Australian Fast5 Flyers have taken bronze against Trans-Tasman rivals, New Zealand at the Fast5 World Series held in Melbourne over the weekend.

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Watson shines in Diamonds win

Monday, 16 October 2017

The Australian Diamonds have secured their Constellation Cup win, making a clean sweep of the four match series against the New Zealand Silver Ferns.

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Watson shines as Diamonds find form

Monday, 09 October 2017

The Australian Diamonds have bounced back from their Quad Series loss to the New Zealand Silver Ferns, winning the first two matches of the Constellation Cup series against their Trans-Tasman rivals.

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Moloney receives call up

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Melbourne Vixens captain, Kate Moloney, has received the call up into the Australian Samsung Diamonds Constellation Cup team as they seek redemption against the Silver Ferns.

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Diamonds fall to Ferns

Sunday, 03 September 2017

The Australian Diamonds have suffered their first loss in the Quad Series, going down 57-47 to New Zealand in the final match of the series in Invercargill, New Zealand.

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Diamonds withstand pressure

Sunday, 27 August 2017

In a tough opening match of the 2017 Netball Quad Series, the Australian Diamonds defeated the English Roses 54-50 at Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Saturday.

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Mannix gets Diamond call

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Melbourne Vixens star defender, Emily Mannix, has been called into the Australian Diamonds Quad Series side following a late withdrawal.

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Vixens announce training partners

Saturday, 29 July 2017

The Melbourne Vixens have announced four netballers as their training partners for the 2018 Suncorp Super Netball season.

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Silver for Aussies at World Youth Cup

Saturday, 22 July 2017

The Australian Netball World Youth Cup team have claimed silver at the World Youth Cup in Botswana over the weekend.

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Head Coach

Simone McKinnis

Assistant Coach

Diane Honey

Development Coach

Leesa Gallard  


Training Venues

VIS Gymnasium

State Netball and Hockey Centre


Netball Australia

Netball Victoria

Other Netball athletes