Basketball

The VIS Individual Athlete Scholarships are offered annually to athletes from sports which do not have a VIS Tier 1 program. The program features a range of Australia’s leading high performance athletes across numerous Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth sports.

The athletes, who are all achieving excellent results in senior national and international competition, are able to access the full range of comprehensive performance services as well as utilising the outstanding training and recovery facilities at the VIS headquarters at Lakeside Stadium.

Tokyo 2020: Day Seven Review

Yesterday

It was a day full of nervous moments. The Matildas got over the line in extra time, the Kookaburras drew with Spain to finish top of the table and Anabelle Smith qualified herself for the semi-final with an impressive final dive.

Tokyo 2020: Day Seven Preview

Yesterday

It's going to be another huge day in Tokyo with Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holders in action across 10 different sports. Athletics is set to get underway whilst the Kookaburras and Aussie Stingers look to continue their winning ways. Then tonight all eyes will be on the Matildas as they face Great Britain in the quarter finals.

Tokyo 2020: Day Four Preview

July 27th, 2021

With two bronze medals in the bag thanks to Brendon Smith and Matt Temple, our Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holders are back in action today on Day Four in Tokyo.  The Hockeyroos, Kookaburras and Aussie Stingers are all undefeated to date, with the Opals set to kick off their campaign tonight. The Matildas are also not to be missed with a defining match against the US.

Tokyo 2020: Day Four Review

July 27th, 2021

The Kookaburras impressed again on Day Four whilst the Matildas may have secured a very hand point that will help them progress to the quarter finals.

It's Tokyo Time: Preview

July 21st, 2021

Standards And Culture To Drive Revamped Rollers

July 19th, 2021

​Their five-year overhaul is complete and Australia’s men’s wheelchair basketball side, the Rollers, will head to Tokyo 2020 believing they have what it takes to win the nation’s first gold medal in the sport since 2008. The squad comprises of Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holders Tristan Knowles and Jeremy Tyndall

Gliders’ Redemption In Full Swing After Tokyo 2020 Announcement

July 16th, 2021

​Australia’s women’s wheelchair basketball side, the Gliders, are primed to make their return to Paralympic competition at Tokyo 2020, nine years after winning the silver medal at the London Paralympics.VIS scholarship holders Isabel Martin and Bree Mellberg have been included in the team.

WEEKEND WRITE-UP: Australian hockey teams fire, Vixens on the winners list and 3x3 basketball heartbreak

May 31st, 2021

In VIS Sport, Kookaburras clinch series over improved Blacksticks, whilst the Hockeyroos and Blacksticks play out third straight draw. It was heartbreak for The Australian 3x3 basketball team, as it was a fairytale start, thanks to a fairytale finish for the Vixens.

Webster and O'Hea ready to lead Australia

May 26th, 2021

​Not only will Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holders Rowie Webster and Jenna O’Hea be representing Australia at another Olympic Games, they will also be going as team captains.

Opals Named for Tokyo 2020 Australian Olympic Team

May 25th, 2021

Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holders Jenna O'Hea and Liz Cambage have both been selected to represent Australia at the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games.

Bill Tait Performance Manager - Podium 

Steve Hawkins Lead Physiotherapist 

Kylie Andrew Sports Nutrition Coordinator

Elaine Bo Sports Dietitian

Siobhan Crawshay Sports Dietitian

Leesa Gallard Performance Lifestyle Manager

Dr Greg Hickey Sports Medicine Physician

Kate Mcgillivray Sports Physiotherapist

Gillian Niven Soft Tissue Therapist

Ebonie Rio Sports Physiotherapist

Mark Spargo Sports Psychologist

Dr Patrick Sunderland Sports Medicine Registrar

Jono Wallace-Smith Physical Preparation Coach

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