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. 

Vixens outrun, outscore and outplay Firebirds

August 10th, 2020

The Melbourne Vixens have put on a clinical display at Brisbane’s Nissan Arena this afternoon, demolishing hosts, the Queensland Firebirds, by 28 points.

Russell Mark’s success on and off target

August 5th, 2020

With his incredible results and likeable personality Russell Mark paved the way for Victoria’s talented group of shooting athletes today and put shooting on the map in Australia.

Our Second Games

August 4th, 2020

The sporting focus of 1996 was clearly on the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Atlanta. Following the great achievements in Barcelona we were optimistic that our athletes could do even better this time.

Vixens start season in style

August 3rd, 2020

Ten months on from their last Suncorp Super Netball outing, the Melbourne Vixens have given their fans something to smile about, recording a 63-52 victory over their crosstown rivals, the Collingwood Magpies.

VIS Performance Psychology Lead & VIS Shooting Program Performance Psychologist

July 14th, 2020

The Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) has an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced Performance Psychologist to join our world-class sports Institute in Albert Park, Melbourne in a dual role as the VIS Performance Psychology Lead & VIS Shooting Program Performance Psychologist.

Scanlan ready to pick off targets in Tokyo

June 30th, 2020

Picking and packing apples alongside her dad in a Tynong orchard, 66 kilometres south east from Melbourne’s CBD, is not where you would expect to find a three-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist preparing for her second Olympic Games

What has Sara Heasly been up to during isolation?

June 18th, 2020

​​With athlete wellbeing so important due to the unforeseen circumstances, the Victorian Institute of Sport Performance Lifestyle (PL) Team have had to ensure they're still able to provide all the support to athletes remotely. We caught up with PL adviser, Sara Heasly to see how she has been working with athletes remotely and what advice the team has been giving during these tough times.

Sergei is stepping out of the shadows and into the spotlight

June 9th, 2020

Sergei Evglevski’s family is a big name in the world of shooting.

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.

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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