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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Van Dijk off to World Surfing Games

Monday, 17 June 2019

Nikki Van Dijk has been named to represent Australia at the International Surfing Association’s World Surfing Games, “in what is the strongest Aussie team ever assembled for the event”

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Van Dijk boosts in rankings

Monday, 27 May 2019

On an epic final day at the Corona Bali Protected, VIS’ Nikki van Dijk fell agonisingly short to the eventual event winner, Stephanie Gilmore, in the women’s semi-final.

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Xavier Huxtable places second in Cronulla

Monday, 29 April 2019

Victorian Institute of Sport Future Talent surfer, Xavier Huxtable, placed second at the Hydralite Sports Surf Series in Cronulla, finishing with a 13.80 heat total.

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Van Dijk on track as Huxtable leaves his mark

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Victorian Institute of Sport Future Talent surfer, Xavier Huxtable nearly pulled off one of the biggest scalps of his short World Surf League career falling short to Kelly Slater by half a point at Bells Beach last week.

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Huxtable brings his X-Factor

Monday, 14 January 2019

VIS teenager Xavier Huxtable secured his maiden World Surf League win yesterday at the Hydralyte Sports Pro Junior on Queensland’s North Stradbroke Island.

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Robinson wins Phillip Island Pro

Monday, 05 November 2018

VIS’ India Robinson has claimed her maiden World Surf League Qualifying Series win at the Phillip Island Pro yesterday, beating Sophia Fulton in a perfect surf at the Penguin Parade.

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King of the surfing world

Monday, 14 May 2018

Victorian Institute of Sport’s rising star, Xavier Huxtable, was last week crowned one of the best young surfers in the world after he won the male GromSearch International Final in Manu Bay, New Zealand.

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Robinson close to perfect

Monday, 30 April 2018

VIS’ India Robinson has taken out the Gold Coast leg of the Hydralyte Sports Surf Series presented by Billabong at Currumbin Beach.

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Xavier impresses in Julian Wilson's invitational event

Monday, 12 February 2018

VIS surfer, Xavier Huxtable, has claimed top spot at the Julian Wilson invitational event at Yaroomba over the weekend.

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