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 re-qualifies for 2020

Monday, 09 December 2019

A quarter-final finish for Victorian Institute of Sport surfer, Nikki Van Dijk at the Lululemon Maui Pro last week was enough to re-qualify her for the World Surf League Women’s Championship Tour in 2020.

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Van Dijk into Quarter Finals Portugal Pro

Monday, 21 October 2019

VIS surfer Nikki Van Dijk is through to the Quarter Finals of the WSL Rip Curl Pro Portugal. Van Dijk scored 12.40 to beat American Courtney Conologue by 0.06 points.

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Huxtable third at Hydralyte Sports Surf Series

Monday, 30 September 2019

VIS athlete Xavier Huxtable finished third at the Hydralyte Sports Surf Series, qualifying for the WSL World Junior Titles

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Surfing | Team Australia wins the Aloha Cup

Monday, 16 September 2019

Nikki Van Dijk competed as a member of the gold medal winning Team Australia at the 2019 ISA World Surfing Games.

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Strong start for Aussie surfers

Monday, 09 September 2019

VIS athlete Nikki van Dijk is competing for Australia alongside teammates Sally Fitzgibbons and Stephanie Gilmore in the women’s team event at the World Surfing Games at Miyasaki in Japan.

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India Robinson wins Open Shortboard title

Monday, 12 August 2019

VIS Future Talent athlete India Robinson won the Open Shortboard title at the 2019 SAE Group Australian Surf Championships over the weekend.

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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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