Rowing

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 Review

Yesterday

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 Preview

Yesterday

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 Preview

July 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 Review

July 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 Preview

July 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 Review

July 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 Review

July 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 Preview

July 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: Preview

July 21st, 2021

52 Victorian Institute of Sport athletes selected for the Tokyo Olympic Games

July 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

VIS Gymnasium

Yarra River (Mercantile and Melbourne University Boat Clubs)

National Water Sports Centre, Carrum

Nagambie Lakes Regatta Centre

Barwon River, Geelong

Tambo River, Johnsonville

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Melbourne University Rowing Club

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