Shooting

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 Team

April 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/POSTPONED

March 16th, 2020

The sporting calendar has been heavily impacted by the global coronavirus outbreak.

A decade of achievement for the VIS

January 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 Magpies

September 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 373

August 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 Gold

August 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 | Pinnacle

August 5th, 2019

The Olympics have a special place in Japan's history as a catalyst for change.

VIS’ Scanlan and Willett crowned World Champs

July 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 Worlds

June 24th, 2019

VIS shooting athletes produced some great performances over the weekend at the Beretta Gold Cup in Lonato.

Vixens Match Report

June 11th, 2019

Vixens go down to the Magpies by 3 points in a thriller for the Melbourne Derby.

Nathan Argiro

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

Mitchell Iles

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

Laetisha Scanlan

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

James Willett

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

Penny Smith

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

Aislin Jones

1st 2019 National Women’s Skeet, Brisbane

1st 2019 Commonwealth Women’s Skeet, Brisbane

Elena Galiabovitch

1st Women’s 10m Air Pistol & 25m Pistol, 2018 Australian Open, Sydney

Sergei Evglevski

2nd Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol, 2018 Australian Open, Sydney

Luke Argiro

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

VIS Gymnasium

Various shooting ranges throughout Victoria

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