The VIS play a crucial role in the development and delivery of Shooting Australia’s High Performance Program and their National Centre of Excellence program across both the Shotgun and Pistol disciplines.
Through the partnership between VIS and Shooting Australia (SA), the development and engagement of the performance support team has provided a significant contribution to the development and preparation of athletes for benchmark ISSF World Championships events for Shotgun and Pistol.
The program plays a key role in supporting SA’s national coaches to develop, implement and evaluate their individual performance plans for targeted categorised athletes across both Shotgun and Pistol disciplines.
Five VIS shooting athletes announced in Olympic TeamApril 17th, 2020
Victoria will be heavily represented in the Australian Shooting Team selected by The Australian Olympic Committee. VIS Shooting athletes will make up a third of the team set to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to be held in 2021.
VIS SPORT: UPDATES ON THE EVENTS CANCELLED/POSTPONEDMarch 16th, 2020
The sporting calendar has been heavily impacted by the global coronavirus outbreak.
A decade of achievement for the VISJanuary 1st, 2020
As we set our sights to 2020 and a new decade, the Victorian Institute of Sport reflects on the magic moments, history makers and highlights from Victoria’s best athletes across the previous ten years.
Vixens stun MagpiesSeptember 2nd, 2019
The Melbourne Vixens have proven to the netball world why they are still the best Victorian team in Suncorp Super Netball, defeating their cross-town rivals, the Collingwood Magpies, 62-49 in an absolute dominant performance.
Willett the best of 373August 26th, 2019
VIS shooter, James Willett won the Nandi Rossi Memorial - International Division at the Umbriaverde Shooting range in Italy against a field of 373 competitors.
Smith shoots GoldAugust 19th, 2019
Victorian Institute of Sport’s shooters Penny Smith and Latetisha Scanlan impressed with their provisional results, winning Gold and Silver medals.
Game of Firsts | PinnacleAugust 5th, 2019
The Olympics have a special place in Japan's history as a catalyst for change.
VIS’ Scanlan and Willett crowned World ChampsJuly 8th, 2019
Victorian Institute of Sport shooting athletes have brought home the Gold from the ISSF Shooting World Championship Shotgun in Lonato Del Garda in Italy.
Shooting Athletes warm up for WorldsJune 24th, 2019
VIS shooting athletes produced some great performances over the weekend at the Beretta Gold Cup in Lonato.
Vixens Match ReportJune 11th, 2019
Vixens go down to the Magpies by 3 points in a thriller for the Melbourne Derby.
1st Junior Men’s Trap, 2018 ISSF World Championships, South Korea
1st Men’s Team Trap (with Mitchell Iles), 2018 ISSF World Championships, South Korea
1st Junior Men’s Team Trap, 2018 ISSF World Championships, South Korea
4th Mixed Team Trap (with Penny Smith), 2018 ISSF Shotgun World Cup, Acapulco, MEX
1st National & Commonwealth Junior Men’s Trap
1st Mixed Team Trap (with James Willett), 2019 ISSF Shotgun World Cup, Acapulco, MEX
2nd Women’s Trap, 2019 ISSF Shotgun World Cup, Acapulco, MEX
1st Commonwealth Mixed Pair (with James Willett), Brisbane
1st Women’s Trap & Mixed Team Trap, 2018 Australian Open, Sydney
2nd 2019 Australian National Women’s Trap Championship, Brisbane
2nd 2019 Commonwealth Women’s Trap Championship, Brisbane
4th Women’s Trap, 2018 ISSF World Championships, South Korea
5th Women’s Trap, ISSF Shotgun World Cup, Al Ain, UAE
5th Mixed Team Trap (with Matt Schiller) ISSF Shotgun World Cup, South Korea
1st Men’s Trap (Equal WR in qualifying shooting perfect 125/125 shots), 1st Mixed Team Trap, 2018 ISSF Shotgun World Cup, Acapulco, MEX
1st 2019 Australian National Men’s Trap Championship, Brisbane
1st 2019 Commonwealth Men’s Trap Championship, Brisbane
1st 2019 Commonwealth Mixed Pair Championship (with Laetisha Scanlan), Brisbane
3rd Men’s Trap, 2019 World Cup, South Korea
4th Men’s Trap, 2018 ISSF World Championships, South Korea
1st 2019 Australian National Women’s Trap Championship, Brisbane
1st 2019 Commonwealth Women’s Trap Championship, Brisbane
2nd Women’s Trap, 2018 Australian Open, Sydney
4th Mixed Team Trap (with Mitch Iles), 2018 ISSF Shotgun World Cup, Acapulco, MEX
1st 2019 National Women’s Skeet, Brisbane
1st 2019 Commonwealth Women’s Skeet, Brisbane
1st Women’s 10m Air Pistol & 25m Pistol, 2018 Australian Open, Sydney
2nd Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol, 2018 Australian Open, Sydney
3rd Men’s Skeet, 2019 ISSF World Cup, Al Ain, UAE
Nicky Frey Shooting Performance Support Coordinator
Richard Sammon National Shotgun Head Coac
Vladimir Galiabovitch National Pistol Coach (employed by Shooting Australia)
Elaine Bo Sports Dietitian
Sara Heasly Performance Lifestyle Advisor
Lewis Quinn Performance Analyst
Mark Spargo Sports Psychologist
Jonathon Wallace-Smith Physical Preparation Coach
Various shooting ranges throughout Victoria