Former Shooting Australia President, Cath Fettell, has been elected as a Vice President of the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF).

The ISSF’s 70th General Assembly conducted earlier this month in Sharm el Sheik, Egypt, proved to be an historic occasion with Italian, Luciano Rossi, being elected to the position of President over Russian, Vladimir Lisin. Elections were also conducted for a range of other positions including Vice President where there were thirteen candidates including Australia’s Cath Fettell. In what was a ‘significant vote of confidence’, Cath was successful in securing one of four Vice President positions together with six-time Olympic medal winner, Kimberley Rhode (USA), Yifu Wang (China) and John Hansen (Denmark).

Cath, who has been a member of the ISSF Executive Committee for the past four years, responded to her election by saying “I am delighted to have been elected as one of our Vice Presidents that will support new ISSF President Luciano Rossi. Together, we are committed to supporting the growth and success of our National Federations and Shooting on the world stage. I am thrilled that Oceania and Australia will continue to be represented at the highest levels of leadership within our sport as we prepare for Paris 2024 and progress our planning for Los Angeles 2028 and Brisbane in 2023.”

Australia’s other delegate to the ISSF General Assembly was Shooting Australia Chief Executive Officer, Adam Sachs, who said “Cath has played a critical role in Shooting Australia’s success for more than 20 years. It has been a privilege to work alongside Cath and experience first-hand the extensive knowledge of our sport, selfless commitment of time, and incredibly strong work ethic that she has brought to her leadership of our organisation and our sport. We wish her the utmost success in her new role as Vice President of the ISSF, in addition to the other executive roles that Cath continues to hold and perform with the Oceania Shooting Federation, Commonwealth Shooting Federation and the Australian Olympic Committee.”

Following the General Assembly, the new ISSF President and Executive Committee appointed German, Willi Grill, to the position of Secretary General. This signals an exciting new era of growth and success for Shooting Sport around the world.

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