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.
Gliders’ Redemption In Full Swing After Tokyo 2020 AnnouncementJuly 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.
Juggling ActMay 11th, 2020
An elite para-triathlete, motivational speaker, mentor, registered psychologist and mum - Kate Naess (nee Doughty) knows no limits when it comes to adversity and achievement.
100 years of the AOCApril 29th, 2020
Originally formed as the Australian Olympic Council on April 29th, 1920, the anniversary marks the formal separation of Australia and New Zealand from the combined “Australasia” entity which had competed in the 1908 London and 1912 Stockholm Olympic Games.
Five VIS shooting athletes announced in Olympic TeamApril 17th, 2020
Victoria will be heavily represented in the Australian Shooting Team selected by The Australian Olympic Committee. VIS Shooting athletes will make up a third of the team set to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to be held in 2021.
Juggling Act | PinnacleAugust 6th, 2019
An elite para-triathlete, motivational speaker, mentor, registered psychologist and mum - Kate Doughty knows no limits when it comes to adversity and achievement.
Doughty realises Paralympic dreamApril 25th, 2016
It was a great day for VIS para-triathlete Kate Doughty at the 2016 Penrith ITU World Paratriathlon, winning the gold medal in the elite women’s PT4 category.
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