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.
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.
Vertical Life: Oceana MackenzieJune 28th, 2021
Victorian Institute of Sport athlete Oceana Mackenzie has been hooked on Sport Climbing since she was eight years old, and now she’s about to make history as one of Australia’s first Olympic Sport Climbers.
Sport Climbers Set to Scale Olympic Heights with Tokyo 2020 SelectionJune 24th, 2021
The AOC has named Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holder Oceana Mackenzie into the Australian Olympic Team for Tokyo, becoming one of the first Australian Olympic climbers as the sport makes its debut in Tokyo.
100 days to goApril 14th, 2021
As the clock ticks over to 100 days until the start of the Tokyo Olympics, meet some of our athletes who are gearing up for what's going to be one of the most unique Olympic Games.
First official Olympic qualifying event for Oceana MackenzieAugust 12th, 2019
August 11 not only marks the start of the IFSC Climbing World Championships Hachioji 2019, but the first official Olympic qualifying event in the history of Sport Climbing.
Team Behind The Athlete | Jono Wallace SmithAugust 7th, 2019
VIS Coach Jono Wallace Smith is responsible for providing Physical Preparation training to the athletes in our Individual Athlete Scholarship Program, which includes athletes from the new Olympic sports.
Sport ClimbingJuly 15th, 2019
Oceana Mackenzie has competed at the International Federation of Sport Climbing World Cup Speed Qualifications at the Chamonix, France over the weekend.
Weekend WrapMay 21st, 2019
VIS’ Oceana Mackenzie continued her successful 2019 climbing season, making it into the Semi Finals for her second time this year at a Bouldering World Cup. Mackeznie finished in 17th after a tough semi-final in Munich, Germany.
Oceana Mackenzie competes at the Sport Climbing Speed and Bouldering World CupApril 29th, 2019
Victorian Institute of Sport’s Oceana Mackenzie competed at the Sport Climbing Speed and Bouldering World Cup in Chongqing, China, making it to the A Qualification round.
8th Boulder, 14th Speed, 29th Lead - IFSC 2018 World Youth Championships, Moscow, RUS
23rd Lead, 21st Speed – IFSC 2018 Climbing World Cup, Xiamen, CHN
27th Boulder, 35th Lead, 39th Speed – IFSC 2018 Climbing World Championships, Innsbruck, AUT
6th - IFSC Climbing World Cup (Boulder), Meiringen, SUI
17th - IFSC Climbing World Cup (Boulder), Munich, GER
Elaine Bo Sports Dietitian
Josh Ferguson Sports Physiotherapist
Steve Hawkins Lead Physiotherapist
Sara Heasly Performance Lifestyle Adviser
Dr Greg Hickey Sports Medicine Physician
Gillian Niven Soft Tissue Therapist
Ebonie Rio Sports Physiotherapist
Mark Spargo Sports Psychologist
Dr Patrick Sunderland Sports Medicine Registrar
Dr Harry Brennan Acting Performance Manager and Physical Preparation/Sport Science Manager
Nerissa Turner Senior Performance Coordinator (Pathways)
Jono Wallace-Smith Physical Preparation Coach