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.

WEEKEND WRITE-UP: Webster confirmed in Australian team, as 3x3 team get ready to take on qualifiers

May 24th, 2021

In VIS sport, Rowie Webster has been announced in the Australian Olympic Team, whilst Bec Cole and her 3x3 Australian Team get ready to take on the qualifying event. Nikki van Dijk knocked off seven-time world champion Steph Gilmore, as Liz Cambage brought up 2,000 career points.

THE PINNACLE: Issue 2 DEC 1990

March 24th, 2021

“The Pinnacle” or now known as “Pinnacle Magazine” was first distributed in 1990, the same year the Victorian Institute of Sport was established.

Our Second Games

August 4th, 2020

The sporting focus of 1996 was clearly on the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Atlanta. Following the great achievements in Barcelona we were optimistic that our athletes could do even better this time.

Our First Games

July 28th, 2020

1992 - This was the year of our first Olympic and Paralympic Games in Barcelona, Spain.

AJ Provisinally Secures Paralympic Selection

March 16th, 2020

Victorian Institute of Sport athlete Amanda 'AJ' Reynolds has earned herself nomination for selection into the 2020 Australian Paralympic Team after she won both women's kayak K1 events at the 2020 Canoe Sprint Championships.

Amanda Reynolds | 2020 Visions

March 6th, 2020

On a cold Melbourne morning in 1989, Amanda Reynolds, then aged 17, stood at her school locker, bouncing from toe-to-toe in an effort to keep warm. All over the city, students were most likely mimicking her movement. It was innocent, unremarkable, but for her it would not remain so for very long. Instead, it would change her life forever, sending her down a path of despair and torture that would last for 20 years.

Reynolds secures Paralympics Quota

August 26th, 2019

VIS’ paddler Amanda Reynolds has secured a 2020 Tokyo Paralympics quota spot in the women’s KL3 200, finishing 7th in the final, but sixth country across the line, which means a top-six quote spot for Australia.

Carter challenged in Tacen

July 2nd, 2019

VIS Canoe Slalom athlete Tristan Carter competed at the 2019 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 3 in Tacen, Ljubljana over the weekend.

Reynolds shakes off rocky start to claim bronze

May 27th, 2019

VIS’ Amanda Reynolds won bronze in the Women’s Para-Canoe KL3 200 at the first ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Poznan, Poland.

Long weekend wrap

March 12th, 2019

Victorian Institute of Sport athletes were busy over the long weekend with some fantastic results coming from the track, the pool, the water and the skate park!

Tristan Carter (Canoe Slalom)

2nd – Senior Canoe Slalom Championships 2019 (U23 category)

Selected - U23 Worlds Team & 2019 Canoe Slalom national team

42nd - ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 3, Men’s C1, Tacen, Slovenia

Amanda Reynolds (Para Canoe)

2nd Women’s KL3 200m, 2018 ICF Para Canoe Sprint World Championships, Portugal

1st Women’s 200m, 500m & 1000m, 2019 Australian Sprint National Championships, Perth 

Rob Leeds Performance Manager (Pathways)

Nerissa Turner Senior Performance Coordinator (Pathways)

Elaine Bo Sports Dietitian

Harry Brennan Physical Preparation/Sport Science Manager

Josh Ferguson Sports Physiotherapist

Steve Hawkins Lead Physiotherapist

Sara Heasly Performance Lifestyle Adviser

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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