Shooting Australia Announces its 2022 National Squads

Today Shooting Australia announced the names of 57 athletes who will form its National Squads for 2022.

112 applications were received from athletes across the pistol, rifle and shotgun disciplines, and a combination of both able-bodied and para athletes. “This is a significant increase from last year in the number of athletes seeking selection to Shooting Australia’s National Squads” said Shooting Australia’s High Performance Director, Adam Sachs. “It’s a strong indication that athletes and our community see value in the development opportunities that Shooting Australia provides to National Squad members as they explore their performance potential, now and in to the future.”

The 2022 National Squads will support a wide range of athletes including former medallists at World Championships, Commonwealth and Olympic/Paralympic Games, through to athletes that are still working towards selection in their first National Team. “As was the case in 2021, we have assigned athletes to different squads – High Performance, Performance and Pathways – in recognition of their current level of performance and to ensure that we can provide them with support and opportunities that are appropriate for their stage of athletic development” Sachs said.

Now that selection has been finalised, Shooting Australia will focus its attention on working closely with National Squad members and their personal coaches towards the development of their plans for 2022. “We can see Australia starting to open up again in 2022 after a significant period of COVID-related restrictions, and our National Coaches and high performance staff are excited about getting back to the range – in training and competition – to support the progress of our National Squad athletes.”

HIGH PERFORMANCE SQUAD

Current world-class athletes who have demonstrated their ability to regularly make finals and win medals in International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) and World Shooting Para Sport (WSPS) competitions in recent years. These athletes continue to demonstrate their commitment to high performance training/preparation on and off the range.

Pistol
Elena Galiabovitch
Chris Pitt

Rifle
Dane Sampson
Natalie Smith
Anton Zappelli

Shotgun
Paul Adams
Laetisha Scanlan
Catherine Skinner
Penny Smith
James Willett

PERFORMANCE SQUAD

Athletes who are regularly achieving selection to National Teams and whose international performances indicate that they are ‘on track’ to making finals and win medals in ISSF/WSPS competitions. These athletes are also demonstrating a commitment to high performance training/preparation on and off the range.

Pistol
Daniel Repacholi
Sergei Evglevski

Rifle
Tori Rossiter
Jack Rossiter
Glen McMurtrie

Shotgun
Danny Di Pietro
Luke Argiro
Nathan Argiro
Laura Coles
Thomas Grice
Mitchell Iles
Aislin Jones

PATHWAYS SQUAD

Athletes who are considered capable of achieving National Team selection based largely on their performances in domestic competition (i.e., junior or senior) and demonstrated commitment to becoming a high-performance athlete.

Pistol
Scott Anderson
Thomas Ashmore
Bailey Groves
Alison Heinrich
Civon Smith
Rohan Daw

Rifle
Michael Davis
Elise Collier
Scottie Brydon

Shotgun
Joshua Bell
William Bosworth
Molly Bretag
Luke Cassar
Cody Chapman
Michael Coles
Breanna Collins
Marco Corbo
Kiara Dean
Mark du Rose
William Freni-Lizzi
Robert Hall
Charlie Hudson-Czerniecki
Renae Jones
Bridgette McKinnon
Brittney Melbourne
Frank Morris
Stephanie Pile
Georgia Pistone
James Sacchetta
Doyle Yoannidis
Alexis Preston
Elie Lahoud
Chelsea Beechey
Gabriel Sensi
Michael Rixon

 

The 2022 National Squads page can be viewed by clicking here.

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