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.
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 what's going to be one of the most unique Olympic Games.
WEEKEND WRITE-UP: Olympic Qualifiers, National Champions and Tokyo athletes on targetMarch 29th, 2021
In VIS sport, Linden Hall and Cat Bisset both recorded Olympic 800m qualifying times, the VIS rowers and cyclists dominated national championships and Penny Smith proved that she is on track for Tokyo.
VIS Advancement Series: Meet the presentersMarch 25th, 2021
The Victorian Institute of Sport continues to enhance secondary student learning on sport science and nutrition, as part of our VIS Advancement Series. Meet two of our presenters, Elaine Bo and Victoria Brackley who are sharing their knowledge on the work they do with Victoria’s best athletes.
Mitch targets the future with grandfather's adviceMarch 18th, 2021
Mitch Iles has been firing a shotgun for as long as he can remember.
2XU Coach Awards WinnersNovember 23rd, 2020
14 Victorian Institute of Sport athletes were today named winners of the 2XU Coach Awards. The awards were announced as part of the 2020 Victorian Institute of Sport Awards.
Vixens crowned 2020 Suncorp Super Netball ChampionsOctober 19th, 2020
The Melbourne Vixens are the 2020 Suncorp Super Netball (SSN) Champions, after defeating the West Coast Fever in a two-goal thriller at Brisbane’s Nissan Arena.
Vixens bound for first SSN Grand FinalOctober 5th, 2020
The Melbourne Vixens are through to their maiden Suncorp Super Netball (SSN) Grand Final – and their first national league Grand Final since they were crowned Premiers in 2014 – after a dominant 16-goal win over the Sunshine Coast Lightning on Saturday.
Golden childSeptember 11th, 2020
Prior to Rio the Victorian Institute of Sport contacted many of the athletes’ families to find out who would be at the Games and who would be staying home. We knew that if a son or daughter had Olympic success there could be media mayhem.
Behind every athlete at Athens, there's a support teamAugust 27th, 2020
VIS Sport Scientist and Shooting Australia Sports Medicine Coordinator at the time, Nick Sanders, was part of the support group which went to Athens with the Olympic Shooting team in 2004.
VIS athletes triumph at AthensAugust 26th, 2020
The performance of our Olympic and Paralympic teams in Athens was exceptional.
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