Shooting Australia is shocked and bitterly disappointed with today’s announcement from Premier, Daniel Andrews, that Victoria will no longer host the 2026 Commonwealth Games due to concerns about funding.

Adam Sachs, Chief Executive Officer of Shooting Australia says, “An enormous contribution of time and effort went into Shootings’ bid to have our sport reinstated into the Commonwealth Games program. It is extremely unfortunate that this opportunity will now no longer be available to our athletes and our sport. Despite today’s news, I want to take the opportunity again, to thank Shooting Australia’s Member Organisations and the wider target shooting community for their support and contribution over the previous 18 months. Our sport will continue to benefit from this type of collaboration moving forward as we work towards the opportunities ahead of us.

Today’s announcement does not diminish the focus and support that Shooting Australia is bringing to the preparation of our athletes leading into the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and then onto Los Angeles in 2028 and a home Games in Brisbane in 2032.”

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