Victorian Institute of Sport


Athletes with an individual scholarship, compete in sports which do not have a Tier 1 sports program with the VIS.

AIS athlete categorisation identifies athletes who are eligible for individual scholarships.

From 2017, the following criteria apply:​​​

Foundation Sports – Podium/Podium Ready/Podium Potential, Other Sports – Podium only.

Successful VIS athletes with an Individual Scholarship come from sports such as badminton, boxing, skateboarding, snowboarding, table tennis, and many more.


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10 Straight

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Scotty James has extended his amazing win streak to ten events, with the Australian halfpipe rider defending his X-Games title in Aspen, Colorado, USA.

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Scotty makes it nine straight

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

It was another golden performance for VIS’ Scotty James at the Laax Open World Cup event in Switzerland last week.

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James still on top

Monday, 16 December 2019

It was a golden FIS World Cup opener for Australia’s Scotty James at the Land Rover US Grand Prix event at Copper Mountain, Colorado, USA.

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Scotty James ESPY Nomination

Monday, 24 June 2019

VIS Winter Olympian Scotty James has been nominated in the category of “Best Male Action Sports Athlete” in the ESPYS 2019 Awards.

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Scotty seals undefeated season with US Open win

Monday, 04 March 2019

Victorian Institute of Sport’s very own Scotty James has completed a remarkable undefeated season with a victory in the halfpipe at the Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships.

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James wins his third Halfpipe World Championship

Monday, 11 February 2019

Victorian Institute of Sport’s snowboarding ace, Scotty James, has taken out a third consecutive Halfpipe world title in Utah.

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2019 FIS World Championships

Monday, 04 February 2019

The Australian Team for the upcoming 2019 FIS World Championships has been named and includes VIS snowboarder Scotty James as well as Aerial Skiers; Laura Peel, Britt George and Gabi Ash.

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Scotty Unstoppable

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Victorian Institute of Sport’s Scotty James is again the name everyone is talking about after an insane run saw him win X Games gold in the men’s superpipe event in Aspen on the weekend.

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James goes massive

Monday, 21 January 2019

VIS snowboarder Scotty James is looking unstoppable this snow season, with another astounding victory – this time at the Laax Open (Switzerland) on Saturday night.

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No stopping Scotty

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Is anyone going to stop Scotty James this snowboarding season?

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