The VIS coordinates and manages the Victorian Pathway Program, operating collaboratively with the Rowing Australia (RA) national program to provide world class coaching opportunities, training and competition, facilities and support services to improve athlete development throughout the national high performance pathway.
The partnership approach involves collaboration between VIS, RA, RV and the two Melbourne based Performance Clubs, Mercantile Rowing Club and Melbourne University Boat Club, with the aim to develop categorised athletes within the national pathway and progress them towards the Rowing Australian National Training Centres.
Victoria has been a dominant force in the Australian rowing landscape for many years now and the 2018/19 domestic and international campaigns saw continued success with our athletes performing well, contributing success at FISA World Cup and World Championships events.
Tokyo 2020: Day Seven ReviewYesterday
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 PreviewYesterday
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 Six PreviewJuly 29th, 2021
The action continues today for our Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holders, with medals up for grabs in both the men's and women's trap events.
Tokyo 2020: Day Six ReviewJuly 29th, 2021
It was a heartbreaking day for the Australian Trap Shooters, with Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holder Laetisha Scanlan falling agonisingly short of winning her first Olympic medal and fellow scholarship holder Penny Smith finishing sixth. In a strong field, it was an inspiring effort for both athletes to make the Olympic final and we look watching them bounce back on Saturday in the Mixed Team Trap event.
Tokyo 2020: Day Five PreviewJuly 28th, 2021
Day Five marks one of the biggest days of action for our Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holders, with plenty of gold medals up for grabs.
Tokyo 2020: Day Five ReviewJuly 28th, 2021
It was a golden Wednesday in Tokyo, headlined by the Women's Four who controlled the race from start to finish.
Tokyo 2020: Weekend ReviewJuly 25th, 2021
What a weekend of sport! As we reach the end of Day Two we take a look at how our Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holders have been going.
Tokyo 2020: Weekend PreviewJuly 23rd, 2021
We're excited for tonight's Opening Ceremony and weekend full of Olympic Sport. Here's everything you need to know about our Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holders competing this weekend. Let The Games Begin!
It's Tokyo Time: PreviewJuly 21st, 2021
52 Victorian Institute of Sport athletes selected for the Tokyo Olympic GamesJuly 12th, 2021
The Victorian Institute of Sport is proud to announce that 52 scholarship holders have been selected to represent Australia at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
2018 FISA World Cup III, Linz, Austria
Rosie Popa, Lucy Stephan - 1st Women’s Four
Addy Dunkley-Smith, James Rook (coxswain) - 3rd Women’s Eight
Joshua Booth, Liam Donald, Simon Keenan, Tim Masters, Angus Widdicombe - 5th Men’s Eight
2018 FISA World Championships, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Joshua Booth, Liam Donald, Simon Keenan, Tim Masters, Angus Widdicombe - 2nd Men’s Eight
Lucy Stephan, Katrina Werry - 2nd Women’s Four
Rosie Popa, James Rook (coxswain) - 3rd Women’s Eight
2018 FISA U23 World Championships, Poznan, Poland
Ria Thompson - 5th Women’s Double Scull
Elise Franetic - 6th Women’s Eight
2019 FISA International Para Rowing Regatta - Gavirate, Italy
Alex Vuillermin, Alex Viney - 2nd PR3 Mixed Coxed Four
2019 FISA World Cup II, Poznan, Poland
Joshua Booth - 1st Men’s Pair
Tim Masters - 1st Men’s Four
Liam Donald, Simon Keenan, Angus Widdicombe - 5th Men’s Eight
Jessica Morrison - 2nd Women’s Pair
Amanda Bateman - 3rd Women’s Double Scull
Katrina Werry, Lucy Stephan - 3rd Women’s Four
Katrina Bateman - 5th Women’s Quad Sculls
Jessica Morrison, Rosie Popa, James Rook (coxswain) - 1st Women’s Eight
Noel Donaldson VIS/VPP Head Rowing Coach (from May 2019)
Elaine Bo Sports Dietitian
Andrea Farrow Performance Lifestyle Advisor
Andrew Fooks Sports Physiotherapist
Ana Holt Sport Scientist
Mark Spargo Sports Psychologist
John Tascone Physical Preparation Coach
Yarra River (Mercantile and Melbourne University Boat Clubs)
National Water Sports Centre, Carrum
Nagambie Lakes Regatta Centre
Barwon River, Geelong
Tambo River, Johnsonville
Mercantile Rowing Club
Melbourne University Rowing Club