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.
Clifford breaks world recordJanuary 29th, 2021
Often when world records are broken the obsession is with performance rather than the person, but the opposite rings true for Paralympian Jaryd Clifford - such is the calibre of the man.
Athletes committed to fight mental health issues in young peopleJuly 26th, 2020
Four VIS athletes are joining the fight to help reduce rates of mental health issues in young children as part of a new community partnership between the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and Black Dog Institute.
Wellbeing Tip | Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, Stay ConnectedMay 6th, 2020
Victorian Institute of Sport athletes from eight different sports will help increase awareness around suicide prevention as part of the Australian Institute of Sport and Lifeline Australia’s impactful community engagement program, Lifeline Community Custodians. The athletes will encourage anyone who needs support to reach out and ask for help.
Weekend WrapMay 21st, 2019
VIS’ Oceana Mackenzie continued her successful 2019 climbing season, making it into the Semi Finals for her second time this year at a Bouldering World Cup. Mackeznie finished in 17th after a tough semi-final in Munich, Germany.
VIS athletes advocates for mental healthApril 10th, 2019
Three VIS athletes have been selected as Community Custodians in the new AIS and Lifeline Australia mental health program.
Scotty James: "I'm just getting started."August 27th, 2018
The scene was set for the greatest halfpipe showdown in Winter Olympic history with VIS athlete Scotty James, two-time Olympic gold medallist Shaun White and the impressive Japanese teenager Ayumu Hirano qualifying in the top three places for the PyeongChang final.
Wheelchair rugby icon honoured with IWRF Hall of Fame inductionAugust 20th, 2018
Nazim Erdem has become the first Australian to be inducted into the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF) Hall of Fame.
Boxing Review: Commonwealth GamesApril 16th, 2018
VIS boxer Jason Whateley avoided qualifying rounds to go straight into the finals, but fell over at the final hurdle against Kiwi David Nyika to claim the silver medal.
2018 Commonwealth Games: Guide and Preview for Gold CoastApril 3rd, 2018
With the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast starting tomorrow, here’s everything you need to know.
James takes gold at X GamesJanuary 30th, 2017
The northern hemisphere winter is certainly being kind to our VIS athletes with Scotty James winning gold at the other big snow event, the X Games in Aspen.
Bill Tait Performance Manager - Podium
Kylie Andrew Sports Nutrition Coordinator
Elaine Bo Sports Dietitian
Siobhan Crawshay Sports Dietitian
Leesa Gallard Performance Lifestyle Manager (from March 2019)
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