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.

Virtual Speaker Program firing on all cylinders with release of new video

October 6th, 2020

Victorian Government school students can look forward to be inspired by the amazing story of Paralympic medalist and professional cyclist Alistair Donohoe. The video is part of the Victorian Institute of Sport’s virtual school speaker program Be Fit. Be Well, which continues to encourage students to stay active and lead a healthy lifestyle.

Athletes committed to fight mental health issues in young people

July 26th, 2020

​Four VIS athletes are joining the fight to help reduce rates of mental health issues in young children as part of a new community partnership between the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and Black Dog Institute.

Juggling Act

May 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.

Naess ends with a win

September 9th, 2019

VIS para-triathlete Kate Naess has ended her racing season on a high, taking home the gold medal and valuable Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games qualification points at the 2019 ITU Para-triathlon World Cup in Banyoles, Spain, on Sunday.

Juggling Act | Pinnacle

August 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.

Kate Doughty produces an emotional victory

April 29th, 2019

The 35-year-old Melbourne mother overcame the sudden death of her father-in-law just three days before the race to dedicate the win to him.

VIS athletes advocates for mental health

April 10th, 2019

Three VIS athletes have been selected as Community Custodians in the new AIS and Lifeline Australia mental health program.

Doughty returns in style

March 12th, 2019

Super-mum Kate Doughty made a spectacular start to her 2019 season, winning the PTS5 class at the ITU Paratriathlon World Cup in Devonport last weekend.

2XU named Official Apparel & Compression Partner

November 30th, 2018

Following a thorough tender process, the VIS has named the Melbourne-based, globally-renowned brand 2XU as its “Official High Performance Sports Apparel and Corporate Uniform Partner”.

Rachael Lynch | Why silver is gold

August 13th, 2018

The Hockeyroos settled for silver at the Commonwealth Games after being beaten by a clinical New Zealand outfit in the gold medal match at the Gold Coast Hockey Centre

Kate Doughty

1st PTS5 Category 2019 OTU Para-Triathlon World Cup, Newcastle NSW

1st PTS5 Category 2019 ITU Para-Triathlon World Cup, Devonport Tas

1st PTS5 Category 2019 ITU World Para-Triathlon Series, Milan ITA 

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