The primary aim of the VIS Netball Program is to prepare Victorian athletes for competition at elite domestic level, both within the Suncorp Super Netball competition and the Australian National League (ANL), and to prepare athletes for selection into Senior National teams and Underage squads.
The VIS program works in partnership with Netball Australia (NA) and Netball Victoria (NV), to deliver an underpinning program that provides world class coaching, training and support services to targeted nationally identified underage squad athletes to assist them to improve their competitive performance and reach their full potential on and off the court. The program also works in partnership with NV to provide coaching and performance support to the Melbourne Vixens for their Suncorp Super Netball campaign.
WEEKEND WRITE-UP: Australian hockey teams fire, Vixens on the winners list and 3x3 basketball heartbreakMay 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.
WEEKEND WRITE-UP: Webster confirmed in Australian team, as 3x3 team get ready to take on qualifiersMay 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.
WEEKEND WRITE-UP: Evglevski spoils the part, as Lynch re-joins the Hockeyroos squadMay 17th, 2021
In VIS Sport, Sergei Evglevski took out the men's 10m Air Pistol at the Brisbane International Shooting Centre, whilst Rachael Lynch has re-joined the 2021 Hockeyroos squad.
Balancing motherhood and elite coachingMay 9th, 2021
Mother's Day celebrates motherhood and the contribution of mothers in society.
WEEKEND WRITE-UP: Tokyo bound athletes proved too strong at their respective championships over the weekend.May 3rd, 2021
In VIS sport, James Willett displayed class in the Victorian ISSF Shotgun Championships to show that he was ready for Tokyo, whilst it was pacing duties for already qualified race walker Jemima Montag. Jensen Plowright won the Melbourne to Warrnambool and the Melbourne Vixens were back on centre court, but fell short against the West Coast Fever in a Grand Final rematch.
Vixens back on centre court this SaturdayApril 29th, 2021
Suncorp Super Netball’s reigning champions, the Melbourne Vixens are bringing it home in 2021!
WEEKEND WRITE-UP: Podium finishes and the Vixens were back on centre courtApril 13th, 2021
In VIS Sport, Aoife Coughlan found the podium at the Asian and Oceania Judo Championships, O’Brien was just shy of a top podium finish at the John Woodman Memorial Cycle Classic and the Melbourne Vixens were back on the court in their pre-season match up against Adelaide.
World Health Day 2021April 7th, 2021
Today is World Health Day! The unparalleled value of good health is celebrated on World Health Day on April 7. To acknowledge and celebrate World Health Day, we are shining a light on our wonderful team of medical experts. Keeping our athletes fit and healthy, with finely tuned bodies and minds, is paramount to their success. To perform at their best, they need the best care behind the scenes, which they have in spades.
WEEKEND WRITE-UP: Alcott into seventh Aus Open Final, Stratton records seasons best & Cooke wins eleventh titleFebruary 15th, 2021
In VIS sport, Dylan Alcott will aim to keep an unbeaten Australian Open record alive, Brooke Stratton took out the Women's Long jump with a new seasons best, Carol Cooke won an eleventh straight road title and Doug Crawford narrowly missed out on advancing in his World Championship debut.
Montag ready to tackle issues for women and girls in sport as IOC Young LeaderFebruary 5th, 2021
After being selected for Tokyo 2020, Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holder Jemima Montag can now also add IOC Young Leader to her resume after being chosen from a pool of 3,000 applicants for the prestigious program.
Liz Watson was awarded the 2018 Liz Elis Diamond, International Player of the Year, and selected in the Suncorp Super Netball League Team of the Year as wing attack.
Six VIS athletes were selected in the Australian Diamonds squad that won the 2018 Quad Series and Constellation Cup events. They included; Renae Ingles, Emily Mannix, Kate Moloney, Tegan Philip, Liz Watson and Jo Weston.
Rahni Samason was named Australian Netball League MVP for 2018 season.
Simone McKinnis VIS Head Coach
Sharelle McMahon Vixens Assistant Coach
Diane Honey VIS Development Program Coach
Kylie Andrew Sports Dietitian
Jamie Bahnisch Vixens Performance Services Coordinator
Andrea Farrow Development Program Performance Lifestyle Adviso
Tony Glynn Sports Psychologist
Steve Hawkins Sports Physiotherapist
John Tascone Vixens Physical Preparation Coach
Matthew Vassie Development Program Physical Preparation Coach
State Netball and Hockey Centre