Read the most recent news about VIS Alumni.
Fear of the unknown: Mitch GourleyMay 20, 2022
As one door closes for long-term Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) scholarship holder Mitch Gourley who announced his retirement from an alpine skiing earlier this year, another door has opened.
The VIS celebrates National Careers WeekMay 16, 2022
Since its inception the Victorian Institute of Sport has been a leader in career development and personal excellence and is justifiably proud of its scholarship holders who have not only succeeded in sport, but also in life.
International Day of Yoga: Lydia LassilaJune 21, 2021
Victorian Institute of Sport Alumni Lydia Lassila spent most of her life as an elite athlete and credits one thing that helped prolong her career in sport as well as live a better life, Yoga.
Expression of interest to join our VIS AlumniJune 19, 2021
Continuing the athletic journey of “Success in Sport and Life”, the VIS Alumni will aim to engage our former athlete and staff community. To connect, to support each other, and to pay it forward - guided by our VIS values of Excellence, Courage, Community, Simplicity, Success and Passion.
Behind every athlete at Athens, there's a support teamAugust 27, 2020
VIS Sport Scientist and Shooting Australia Sports Medicine Coordinator at the time, Nick Sanders, was part of the support group which went to Athens with the Olympic Shooting team in 2004.
A master of her disciplines: Lauren BurnsAugust 19, 2020
Lauren Burns created history in Sydney 2000 when she became Taekwondo’s first Olympic Gold medallist.
When Matthews got told to sprintAugust 14, 2020
Born without a left arm or left lung, Tim Matthews never felt he had a disability, reaching for the stars he went onto become a triple Paralympic gold medallist.
Never write off Champions: The Oarsome Foursome storyAugust 7, 2020
The ‘Oarsome Foursome’ showed the world that you can never write off champions at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. Through the highs and lows of Australian rowing, the ‘Oarsome Foursome’ proved that champions will always find a way to succeed.
Russell Mark’s success on and off targetAugust 5, 2020
With his incredible results and likeable personality Russell Mark paved the way for Victoria’s talented group of shooting athletes today and put shooting on the map in Australia.