Eating well during this period of time is important, with particular attention being paid to nutrients that contribute to a strong immune system. Whilst there is no single food that can prevent illness, having a strong immune system is beneficial for reducing the duration or severity of illness. Here is a recipe you may like to try:

Sweet Potato, Chickpea and Vegetable Soup – serves 4

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 brown onion, finely chopped

1x400g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained

1x400g can diced tomatoes

400g baby spinach

2 zucchinis, diced

2 carrots, diced

2 cups Salt Reduced stock (Vegetable or Chicken is fine) – more if necessary

Parsley, to top

700g sweet potato, peeled and diced into small cubes

 

Method:

  1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions and stir until brown, then add sweet potato, zucchini and carrots. Cook and stir occasionally until vegetables begin to soften.
  2. Add diced tomatoes, stock, cover and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to allow it to simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. If soup is a little thick, add more stock as required. Add in chickpeas and baby spinach, stirring to heat through.
  4. Divide soup amongst 4 bowls, top with parsley and serve.

 

This recipe contains:

  • Protein for maintaining muscles (chickpeas; you can also add shredded chicken breast to boost protein content)
  • Low-GI carbohydrates that are rich in fibre for fullness (sweet potato, chickpeas)
  • Different coloured vegetables for various vitamins and minerals important for immunity.

Variety is extremely important – the enzymes responsible for many processes in the body rely on a variety of vitamins and minerals which are obtained from different coloured vegetables. Try to include at least three different coloured vegetables at each meal.


This CEO Update aims to keep you informed on a range of matters that Shooting Australia has been working on over the last week.

  1. Olympic Team Announcement
    2.       Australian Shooting COVID-19 Working Group
    3.       Staying connected

Olympic Team Announcement

Since completing the Olympic Nomination Series on March 22 and then hearing days later that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics were being postponed, we had to suspend the team nomination process while discussions took place to determine a revised date for the Games.

Now, with the announcement this week that the Tokyo Olympics will be held in July and August next year, the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has granted us an extension to the Team Nomination date.

It is now planned that the names of the nominated athletes will be forwarded to the AOC on April 9, with the AOC to officially announce the team soon after the Easter Long Weekend.

As you can imagine, there are many factors that weigh into these decisions. But I can assure you that we have been in close contact with our athletes over this period to ensure that they are fully informed, staying safe and maintaining their mental health and wellbeing.

We will be back in touch when we have a confirmed date for the Olympic team announcement, and we are working with the AOC to ensure we make a big deal over this announcement even with the current social restrictions that have been imposed by Government.

Australian Shooting COVID-19 Reference Group

Shooting Australia has taken the proactive measure to establish the Australian Shooting COVID-19 Reference Group to assist Member Organisations, State and Territory bodies and Clubs through the current health crisis.

The newly created Australian Shooting COVID-19 Reference Group will hold a weekly teleconference which will be a forum for member organisation representatives to participate in open discussion, share information and resources, and be a reference group for decision making.

Following the Australian Government’s directives regarding community sport, social distancing and public gatherings, it was important that all shooting member organisations work collaboratively and co-operatively to best safeguard community health during these extraordinary times.

These are exceptional and challenging times for all sports at all levels – elite, state, club and social – and the sport of shooting is no exception. Shooting Australia recognises the immense value of community sport in fostering a sense of wellbeing and social interaction. However, in times like this, we must make health the number one priority.

Like all sports, shooting relies on volunteers and the Shooting Australia COVID-19 Reference Group has been created to assist members and clubs at all levels.

Shooting clubs, like all sports clubs, are experiencing financial challenges. For the immediate period and until further Government advice, clubs will be without income from competition, events, memberships and social gatherings. The financial status of organisations and clubs is a key agenda item. The forum will actively share information and resources on how to best assist member organisations through the current situation.

If the shooting sport community wishes to add to this agenda, we ask that they make contact with their relevant member body. A reminder to you all of Shooting Australia’s Member Organisations;

–          Australian Clay Target Association
–          National Rifle Association of Australia
–          Pistol Australia
–          Sporting Clays Australia
–          Target Rifle Australia

Staying Connected

While our community is in a period of isolation as we aim to stop the spread of COVID-19 and stay healthy, our best means of community connection – our sporting clubs – are unable to operate due to the government guidelines on social distancing. However, technology provides us with great platforms to stay connected with each other and it has been great to see the online initiatives that are keeping the shooting community connected.

The Shooting Australia Team has been working with our athletes to stay connected and if you check out our social media, you can see what they have been up to recently.

Facebook
Instagram
Twitter

Shooting Australia TV is a great way to see our best athletes in action and you can watch all the live-streamed finals from the 2019 Oceania Championships and from the recent Olympic Nomination Series plus all the athlete interviews on the SATV platform via Epicentre.tv

It is FREE to subscribe to SATV and easy to sign up. Just go to https://epicentre.tv/shooting-australia and follow the prompts. If you have any trouble, just email us at [email protected] and we can help you out.

We really encourage you to stay connected at your local level as well and to help you, here’s a list of your Member Organisation social media platforms;

Pistol Australia
Australian Clay Target Association
Target Rifle Australia
NRAA
Sporting Clays

Stay connected and stay well everyone,

Regards,

Luke van Kempen
​CEO – Shooting Australia


The AOC  announced yesterday that they could not see a way in which an Australian Olympic Team could be assembled to attend the Tokyo 2020 Olympics if it is to go ahead as scheduled this year. The AOC confirmed that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) are now working with relevant organisations on possible scenarios that will lead to a decision on the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to be made by the end of April 2020.

Yesterday, I attended an AOC teleconference online and it was discussed that an extensive range of matters need to be worked through by the IOC to confirm their position by the end of April and that many questions remain unanswered until then.

As many of you will know, our 2020 Olympic Nomination Panel were due to meet yesterday ahead of a process taking place that would lead to athletes being advised and, in the end, the Australian Shooting Team being announced by the AOC on the 31st of March. In light of the AOC’s position above, they will not be making further team announcements in the foreseeable future. For Shooting Australia, this means that we will suspend our team nomination process until there is decision on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the end of April.

We are communicating directly with our athletes on these matters to support them and to help interpret what this means for them.

This is really disappointing news after our athletes and their coaches and support crews, along with our officials, volunteers and venue operators, put so much effort into revising the Shooting Australia Open to allow for the fourth Olympic Nomination Event to be completed.  In saying that, we fully understand the circumstances in which these decisions have been made and we support the AOC in helping to provide clarity to our athletes and the Australian public, on the likelihood or not of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to be held as scheduled.

Paralympics Australia also issued a statement yesterday supporting the postponement of the Paralympic Games in the best interests of public health, both here and abroad. They say it is hard to see another option. We are working closely with our athletes in this area to support them through this time of uncertainty.

We will continue to provide information to you on these matters over the coming weeks.

Thank you to everyone involved in the Olympic Nomination Series

In the past ten weeks 12 Olympic Nomination Events have been delivered across Pistol, Rifle and Shotgun – across four states and often they have been running parallel. These events have been run in conjunction with Member Organisations, their affiliates and their local Clubs. They have been run with immense dedication and commitment of time from Officials, Volunteers, Broadcast Partners, Staff, Athletes, Coaches and their support networks.

Thank you to the Wingfield Rifle Range, Brisbane International Shooting Centre, Sydney International Shooting Centre, Newcastle Lake Macquarie Clay Target Club and Melbourne Gun Club for hosting these Events. You all have an incredible number of volunteers and staff who have helped deliver these competitions to a world class standard.

Thank you to Spartan Global and Eurotarget for the donation of the flash targets used in the finals of two of the Shotgun Nomination Events.

These events would not have been possible without the Officials and Volunteers. Thank you all, you injected so much knowledge and expertise into your designated roles to ensure the delivery of fair and equitable Olympic Nomination Events for all Athletes.

To our Athletes and your coaches and support crews, congratulations and thank you for your commitment to these events and the competitive enthusiasm that was evident in the high-quality competition that we saw.

To the Shooting Australia Staff who have worked so meticulously on the delivery of these events with demanding schedules and deadlines; thank you and well done. As of Wednesday, this week, we will all be working remotely but will still be available to serve all our stakeholders in the community.

Shooting Australia has increased event promotion and Athlete communication, with regular and quality social media photos, results and videos and we have broadcast every single final live. These initiatives were implemented to engage not only those directly involved in the events, but the wider community. To our Broadcast and Media Partners, thank you for playing such significant roles in this process and working with us to improve the product for our audiences over the last 10 weeks.

To see all the videos  of live broadcasting and interviews head to Shooting Australia TV

https://epicentre.tv/shooting-australia

and you can find full day event photo albums on the Shooting Australia Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/pg/shootingaus/photos/

In the recent weeks and days, like the whole community we have all been thrown into unchartered waters in relation to COVID-19, with the situation continuously evolving. We have all pulled together and I thank you all for your dedication to our shooting sports.

The Team at Shooting Australia hopes you all remain well during this uncertain time and we will keep you as informed as we can as to news that is relevant to our sport.

Best Wishes,

Luke van Kempen
CEO – Shooting Australia


Victoria’s Penny Smith produced a world class personal best score to win the last women’s trap event when the Tokyo Olympic Games nomination series concluded at the Sydney International Shooting Centre today.

Smith blasted a personal best 47 from 50 targets to defeat Victorians Laetisha Scanlan (46) and Catherine Skinner (31).

See at https://epicentre.tv/video?channel=sa-open-trap-finals-women

Smith performed magnificently in all four qualifying rounds, but a gold medal victory had eluded her until today.

Smith was shooting a perfect round until the 34th target, and her final score of 47, if repeated at the Olympic Games, would be more than good enough to put her on the podium.

Laetisha Scanlan, a 2016 Rio Olympian and 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games gold medallist, also shot magnificently in the final despite a season low 111 from 125 targets in qualifying.

Defending Olympic champion, Catherine Skinner, shot 115 targets in qualifying and placed 3rd in the final to elevate her to second position on the Olympic nomination scoreboard, twelve points behind Smith and just four points ahead of Scanlan after four events.

Smith’s highly consistent performance throughout the nomination series was a tribute to her resilience after overcoming narrowly missing selection for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

“Missing Commonwealth Games selection was a big disappointment. But some things like that make you a better athlete and a better person,” she said.

Smith, from Bookaar in western Victoria, said the nomination series was an exhaustive process.

“It’s been a long journey,” she said.

“I just put everything on the line today, gave it heaps and I came out on top. I couldn’t think of a better way to finish,” she added.

In the men’s trap, Victoria’s Mitch Iles and NSW’s Tom Grice both shot 119 of 125 targets in qualification, with Iles going on to win the final.

See at https://epicentre.tv/video?channel=sa-open-trap-finals-men

Grice’s performance at this weekend’s event was enough to secure him second place on the Olympic nomination scoreboard just one point ahead of Iles. Fellow NSW athlete, James Willett, finished on top of the scoreboard 6 targets ahead of Grice.

The Australian selectors across all shooting disciplines will meet this week to determine which athletes will be nominated to the Australian Olympic Committee for selection to the Tokyo team.

 

Further information
Greg Campbell
PRISM Strategic Communications
PH: 0418 239 139


Western Australia’s Laura Coles is destined to win Australia’s single women’s skeet quota position for the Tokyo Olympic Games despite finishing third in the last nomination event at the Sydney International Shooting Centre today.

Going into the fourth and final skeet event of the nomination series, Coles trailed 2016 Rio Olympian, Aislin Jones, by one point on the nomination scoreboard.

However, Coles shot a qualifying score of 114 from 125 targets – eight points higher than Jones’ 106 – her lowest qualifying total of the series.

Jones pushed aside her disappointment to win the final hitting 51 of 60 targets ahead of Victoria’s Brittany Melbourne (47) and Coles (38).

“I’m really, really happy,” said Coles.

Coles said the qualifying series was nerve-racking experience.

“I was fighting myself to keep relaxed. When the pressure was on, I focused on my breathing and keeping everything loose. It was all about keeping a calm body and a calm mind,” said Coles.

In the men’s skeet final, Victoria’s Luke Argiro overcame a slow start to win the decider and give himself an outside chance of Olympic team selection if the selectors opt to move a team quota.

Australia has only one men’s skeet quota for the Tokyo Olympics and Queensland’s Paul Adams is destined to secure that position after winning all three previous skeet nomination events.

However, the selectors have the option to move a quota position within the same gender and Argiro tallied 52 targets in the final to defeat 2016 Rio Olympian, Keith Ferguson (50) with NSW James Bolding (42) in third place.

“I got away to a shaky start but I’m glad I pushed through. It was good to finish on a good note,” said Argiro.

On the possibility the selectors could move a quota and include him in the team, Argiro said: “That’s something that’s out of my hands. All I could do is shoot well and win today and I’ll leave the rest up to the selectors.”

In the women’s 25m Pistol, 2016 Rio Olympian Elena Galiabovitch completed a clean sweep of the nomination trials with another comfortable victory.

Galiabovitch scored 31 points out of a possible 50 with Queensland’s Civon Smith (23) and NSW’s Dannielle Moleman (16) the runners-up.


NSW’s Dan Repacholi was staring down the gun barrel of missing selection for a fifth Olympic Games before recovering to win the men’s 10m Air Pistol in the last Tokyo Games nomination event at the Sydney International Shooting Centre today.

The big, burly athlete from NSW’s Hunter Valley faced the prospect of being the first athlete eliminated in the nomination event final after the first 10 of 24 shots, while his Olympic team selection rival, Bailey Groves, topped the early scoring chart.

But in a stunning form reversal, Repacholi slowly climbed up the scoreboard while Groves capitulated and was placed fourth.

Repacholi eventually scored 235.1 points to comfortably defeat Western Australia’s Scott Anderson (227.9) and Victoria’s Sergei Evglevski (210.9).

“I knew what Bailey had to do and I knew what I had to do. I knew that if I didn’t finish last, then everything will be ok,” said Repacholi.

“If Bailey won and I finished last, then we would have been tied on the nomination scoreboard,” he said.

Repacholi lamented how he began the final and said he was concentrating more on Groves’ performance than his own.

“I started horrendously. My first 10 shots were terrible. I then stopped worrying about what everyone else was doing and just focused on one shot at a time,” he said.

Repacholi said he will use the time between now and the Games, scheduled for July, focusing on the mental aspects of his shooting.

“Physically, I know I can shoot tens every time, but I need to work on my mental capability,” he explained.

In the women’s 10m Air Pistol final, Victoria’s Elena Galiabovitch secured her second event victory in the nomination series.

Galiabovitch trailed Queensland’s Dina Aspandiyarova by 0.9 points with two shots remaining but stormed over the top to eventually tally 235.5 points to defeat Aspandiyarova (233.1) with NSW’s Dannielle Moleman (210.7) placed third.

Despite being placed second, Aspandiyarova seems certain to claim Australia’s Olympic quota position for the event as she topped the event nomination table by 21 points.

It will be Aspandiyarova’s fourth Olympic Games having represented Australia at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, and at the 2000 Sydney Olympics for her native Kazakhstan.


Victoria’s Elise Collier is on the cusp of Tokyo Olympic Games selection after producing a sensational performance in the women’s 10m Air Rifle at the Wingfield Rifle Range in Adelaide today.

Collier, who was ranked second behind South Australia’s Tori Rossiter, going into today’s final Olympic Games nomination event, produced the best qualifying score of the season before blowing her opponents away with a brilliant display in the final.

In the final, Collier posted a personal best score of 253.6 to comfortably defeat South Australia’s Emma Adams (247.5) and Rossiter (225.8).

Collier’s qualifying score of 629.2 was a mere 0.1 point behind her personal best, while Rossiter managed 623.9 points.

With shooters’ best three scores from the four nomination events counting towards Olympic team nomination, Collier ended the qualification series with a total of 1902.7 points, 2.8 points ahead of Rossiter (1899.1 points).

“I was very happy with how I performed today. I didn’t put any expectations on myself. I just went out to do the best that I can,” a delighted Collier said.

“When you’re on, you’re on.”

Collier, 20, was the beneficiary of the Olympic Games nomination policy as she suffered rifle problems leading into the first event where she registered a qualifying score of 622 and was the second athlete eliminated in the final.

“I had a lot of issues with my rifle. You name it, I had it. When we fired it off a bench in a vice, it was shooting eights, but we finally manage to fix it in time” she explained.

While Collier waits for the announcement of the Australian Olympic shooting team, she will return home and head to the Gippsland district to selflessly assist friends who suffered devastation during the recent bushfires.

“We’ve had friends and families lose properties, and some friends lost their lives, during the recent bushfires. So, dad and I will head down there to help out and do whatever we can,” she said.

In the men’s 10m Air Rifle, South Australia’s Alex Hoberg capped off a perfect last nomination event when capturing his second event gold medal in successive days to stake a strong claim to be awarded Australia’s second quota position for the event.

It was Hoberg’s first 10m Air Rifle victory of the nomination series and came 24 hours after capturing the men 50m 3 Positions gold medal.

Hoberg, once again, held his nerve with the final shot to tally 251.1 points to defeat Queensland’s dual Olympian Dane Sampson (249.8) and Victoria’s Michael Davis (226.8).

Despite his loss, Sampson topped the nomination scoreboard with 1908.2 points, with Hoberg (1903.9) a healthy 7.5 points ahead of third placed, Jack Rossiter (1896.4).


Just when he thought victory was going to continue to escape him, South Australia’s Alex Hoberg produced a giant upset to win the men’s 50m 3 Positions shooting final in the last Tokyo Olympic Games nomination event at the Wingfield Rifle Range today.

Hoberg, a 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games representative, held his nerve with the final shot to tally 453.4 points to defeat fellow South Australian Jack Rossiter (450.7) and dual Olympian Dane Sampson (442.8).

With two shots remaining, only 0.4 points separate the trio with third-placed Hoberg looking at early elimination.

Sampson, who led Rossiter by a mere 0.1 of a point, fired a solid 10.2 but was eliminated after Hoberg scored a perfect 10.9 and Rossiter managed a 10.5.

Then with the final shot, Rossiter could only manage a score of 7.7, his worst result of the series, and Hoberg eventually claimed a 2.7 point victory when firing a score of 10.3.

“It’s about time I got a first placing,” said a relieved Hoberg.

“I’ve had five second placings, so it was very pleasing to finally come away with a win,” he said.

Hoberg, 18, knew he required a near perfect score with two shots remaining to move through to the gold medal round.

“At the back of my mind I knew that I had to pull something big out. When I fired, I thought it could be a 10.7 or 10.8, and I had a big smile on my face when I looked down at the scoreboard and saw it was a 10.9,” he said.

Hoberg said he called on the experience gained from his recent close losses with the final shot.

“I’ve been placed first or second going into the last shot and I cracked under pressure, but I managed to hold it together today,” he said.

“I knew if I shot a 10, I would more than likely win because everyone is nervous with the last shot,” he said.

Hoberg will return to the range tomorrow in an attempt to secure Australia’s second Olympic Games quota position in the 10m Air Rifle.

Sampson seems certain to win one of the two positions and the second place looms as a battle between Hoberg and Rossiter.

“Tomorrow is a different day, a different competition, a different gun and a different distance and today’s win won’t have any bearing on what happens,” said Hoberg.

In the women’s 50m 3 Positions final, Emma Adams snared her third successive nomination finals victory when defeating fellow South Australian, Katarina Kowplos, in the decider where the lead changed continuously throughout.

The result came down to the last shot with Adams (437.3) firing a 9.6 compared to Kowplos’ (436.8) score of 8.5 to win by a mere 0.5 of a point.

Despite the hat-trick of nomination finals wins, Kowplos’ solid qualifying scores sees her hold the advantage over Adams on the Tokyo Games nomination scoreboard.

One athlete who doesn’t need to be concerned with the nomination scoreboard is Victoria’s Sergei Evglevski who completed a clean sweep in the last Men’s 25m Rapid Fire event at the Sydney International Shooting Centre.

Evglevski shot impressively, including two perfect flights of five points, to register 33 points from 40 shots to defeat ACT’s Thomas Ashmore (22) and Western Australia’s Scott Anderson (15).


Shooting Australia today announced it has cancelled the Shooting Australia Open, scheduled for the
Sydney International Shooting Centre at Cecil Park on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, to mitigate risks
associated with COVID-19.

The Shooting Australia Open will be replaced by events exclusive to athletes who have previously
registered Tokyo Olympic Games Minimum Qualification Scores (MQS) in pistol, rifle and shotgun
disciplines and who are eligible for Australian Olympic Shooting Team selection.

The replacement events will be the fourth and final Tokyo Olympic Games nomination events.
Rifle events will be held at the Wingfield Rifle Range in Adelaide on Friday and Saturday, while pistol
and shotgun events will be held at the Sydney International Shooting Centre on Friday, Saturday and
Sunday. Event times are to be advised.

Shooting Australia Chief Executive, Luke van Kempen, said the decision was taken after a special
Shooting Australia Event Reference Group (SAERG) conferred with the NSW Government, NSW
Office of Sport, the Australian Olympic Committee, Australian Institute of Sport, medical experts,
member organisations and other key stakeholders.

Mr van Kempen said MQS athletes had been consulted earlier this week via their respective shooting
discipline head coaches and feedback was presented to a Shooting Australia Board meeting held
today.

“SAERG members have been discussing the impacts of staging the Shooting Australia Open, in its
originally planned format, with key parties for several days,” said Mr van Kempen.
“First and foremost, Shooting Australia’s chief priority is the health of athletes, officials and
members of the community.

“Even though we estimated the number of attendees at the Shooting Australia Open would be
around 371 people, which is below the 500 people event threshold set by the Federal Government,
we believed it would be irresponsible to proceed with the event as originally planned,” he said.

“Instead, Shooting Australia will conduct closed Olympic nomination events for the 54 eligible
athletes, across all shooting disciplines, who have previously registered an MQS,” he added.

“Pistol and rifle are the only disciplines that are held indoors. The total number of attendees,
including athletes, officials and venue staff for these two separate events in two separate cities,
would be up to 35 people for each event. This is well within the Federal Government’s threshold of
100 people for an indoor event,” he said.

He added; “Our sport is one that can be undertaken while maintaining a safe social distance from
other competitors and officials. A number of guidelines will be implemented to allow for this
practice, and all athletes and officials will be well educated on these matters prior to their respective
events.”

Mr van Kempen said the new events will allow the Olympic nomination series to be completed on
schedule and provide athletes with the best available preparation time leading into the Tokyo
Olympic Games.

Mr van Kempen said Shooting Australia had already factored the likelihood that not all MQS athletes
would participate in the final nomination event before the Government thresholds were announced.

“As stated in our 2020 Olympic Games Nomination Criteria, athletes best three qualifying scores
from the four nomination events will be considered by the selectors,” he said.

“With three events concluded, we anticipated weeks ago there will be MQS athletes who will elect
not to attend the final nomination event because of their ranking on the qualification scoreboard.

“If there is any MQS athlete who does not wish to compete this week, there is, as outlined under
Extenuating Circumstances in the Nomination Criteria, provision for the selectors to consider an
athlete’s non-attendance when it comes to nominating athletes to the AOC for Olympic team
selection,” he added.

Shooting Australia will provide the AOC with the names of nominated athletes on March 29.
The Australian Olympic Shooting team is scheduled to be announced by the AOC on March 31.

Further information, Greg Campbell, PRISM Strategic Communications, Ph: 0418 239 139.


Shooting Australia has been advised the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 shooting test event scheduled for April 16-26 has been cancelled because of the ongoing concerns regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19).

Shooting has not been the only Olympic event affected by pre-games Test event cancellations and Shooting Australia said it supports and understands the decision.

“The health of athletes and global communities is the number one priority,” said Shooting Australia High Performance Director, Adam Sachs.

“The cancellation affects all nations equally,” he said.

“It is the right call by Tokyo Games organisers to ensure that all nations will be on the same fair and equal footing come Games time. No country will be advantaged by competing at the shooting range prior to the Olympics,” he added.

Mr Sachs said Shooting Australia is now revising its pre-Games preparations, including off-shore competitions.

“In consultation with our coaches, we are now examining a range of options and we aim to finalise these plans as soon as possible in the best interests of our team members,” he added.

Mr Sachs said Australia was in the fortunate position to have athlete quotas for the Tokyo Olympic Games confirmed last year.

“We know we have 15 quota positions available across the shotgun, pistol and rifle disciplines and we are currently conducting nomination events to determine athlete selections,” he said.

Three of the four nomination events in all disciplines have been completed and the remaining nomination event will be held at the Sydney International Shooting Centre between March 20-22.

The Australian Olympic shooting team is scheduled to be announced on March 31.

Further information
Greg Campbell
PRISM Strategic Communications
Ph: 0418 239 139