Frequently Asked Questions
Last updated January 2024
What will the 2024 Endorsed Event Series be used for?
The 2024 Shooting Australia Endorsed Event Series aims to achieve five primary objectives:
1. Domestic Nomination Events for AUS Olympic Team (AOT) Selection
Some events within the 2024 Shooting Australia Endorsed Event Series will form part of the domestic events in accordance with the Parris 2024 Olympics nomination criteria. These events have been clearly identified and classified as Tier 1 events.
2. National Team Selection
- 2024 Junior World Championships
- 2024 World Cups and Grand Prix’s (ISSF and WSPS)
Some of the events within the 2024 Shooting Australia Endorsed Event Series will be identified as events that will be used for National Team selection for Junior World Championships and collectively, these events will be referred to as Selection Series’ specific to the National Team being selected.
Performance in the 2024 Shooting Australia Endorsed Event Series events may also form a component of National Team Selection for World Cups and Grand Prix’s in 2024.
3. 2025 National Squad Selection
Results achieved within the 2024 Shooting Australia Endorsed Event Series may be considered to support the selection of an athlete to the 2024 National Squad.
- National Team Selection – Some of the events within the 2023 Endorsed Event Series will be identified as events that will be used for National Team selection:
- 2023 World Championships Senior (ISSF and WSPS)
- 2023 World Championships Junior (ISSF)
- 2023 Oceania Championships
The National Team selection criteria can be found here
4. Average Perfomance Score (APS)
The Tier 1 and Tier 2 events that comprise the 2024 Shooting Australia Endorsed Event Series will provide domestic opportunities for Athletes to record a performance score that will go towards their APS.
Shooting Australia uses the APS to review athlete progress and may determine eligibility for selection to National Teams and/or Squads.
5. Officials and Volunteers
The 2024 Shooting Australia Endorsed Event Series will provide an opportunity for:
- ISSF Licensed Officials to remain active in Officiating at domestic ISSF events
- Volunteers and Officials to become active in ISSF Officiating
- Officials to receive mentoring and experience as part of Shooting Australia’s ISSF Officiating Scholarship Program
Why are there two tiers of events in the 2024 Endorsed Event Series?
Tier 1: Endorsed Events – Selection
Pinnacle endorsed events delivered by event hosts that will be used to provide a selection opportunity for:
- Paris 2024 Olympic Team
- 2024 World Championships Junior
Tier 2: Endorsed Events – Performance
Endorsed events to provide opportunities for Athletes to record a performance score to go towards their APS as well as competition opportunities for the purposes of developing athletes in National Squads. These events will not form part of any National Team selection series as identified for Tier 1 events.
Who can compete in an event that is part of the 2024 Endorsed Event Series?
The 2024 Endorsed Event Series has an emphasis on inclusivity enabling any able-bodied or para-athlete who competes in ISSF and WSPS disciplines the opportunity to compete. The 2024 Endorsed Event Series offers Athletes an all-inclusive opportunity to participate in a national domestic series of events.
Will Shooting Australia be coordinating registration/entries for all endorsed events?
No. Registration/entries for all endorsed events will be coordinated by the Event Hosts.
You can visit HERE for information on all events and how to register/enter.
Where will I find information about the endorsed events and how I register/enter?
You can visit HERE for information on all events and how to register/enter.
You can also find information on each event on the Shooting Australia Facebook Page.
Shooting Australia will also send out regular event communication by email so ensure you have subscribed to receive this information and you can do this by clicking HERE.
Will the finals be run as open finals?
There may be occasions where both Men and Women, able bodied and para will be eligible to make and compete in the same final due to the event structure or low entries. The finals formats will be confirmed within each events advertisement and communication.
Will the events be broadcast?
It is the intention to livestream the finals of all Tier 1 events within the 2024 Endorsed Event Series to Shooting Australia social media platforms. Shooting Australia will work closely with Event Hosts to coordinate this. Some Event Hosts may already have their own arrangements in place for the livestreaming of events and if this is the case, Shooting Australia may share to their social media platforms. Should an event be live broadcast, this will be communicated in the lead up to an event.
Shooting Australia will also look to provide coverage of all Tier 1 and Tier 2 events through photographs, results, post event packages, post event written recaps, live crosses to the range, and athlete interviews.
As an Athlete, what would be considered appropriate dress when competing at an event?
It is important that your clothing when competing at an event complies with the dress code of your National Association. Squad Athletes may be requested to wear their Squad uniform and this will be communicated by the Shooting Australia High Performance Team. Please be mindful that there may be photography and videography at events, a possible media presence as well as live broadcast. Please also be mindful of your dress and presentation when being presented with a medal on the dais. Beachwear will not be considered as appropriate.
Will I be subject to random drug testing as an Athlete while at an endorsed event?
It is important to note that any Athlete can be subject to a random drug test at a domestic event. Drug testing is not specific to a Medal winner or a High Performance/Squad Athlete.
Where can I further educate myself on anti doping?
Shooting Australia has adopted the National Integrity Framework (NIF) through Sport Integrity Australia (SIA). The NIF is a suite of policies that sets out the broad expectations, including the improper use of drugs and medicine, for the conduct of all participants in sports. It is designed to mitigate integrity threats to sports and provide a safe, fair and healthy environment for participants at all levels of sport.
It is important that all athletes, volunteers and event hosts are familiar with the policies within the NIF.
The policies in the NIF include:
- Improper use of drugs and medicine policy
- Safeguarding children and young people policy
- Member protection policy
- Competition manipulation and sports gambling policy
- Complaints, disputes and discipline policy
Additional resources can be found at Resources | Sport Integrity Australia.
The Shooting Australia NIF can be found at Sport Integrity | Shooting Australia
Shooting Australia’s Integrity Officer and Complaints Manager is Jenni Thom: [email protected] or +61 412 535 676
I am really interested in Officiating at some of the endorsed events. How do I go about this?
Target Shooting Sports strongly rely on Community input and it is the dedication of so many Officials and Volunteers that influences the successful delivery of events. If you have any questions or would like to express your interest in getting involved, you can contact your National Association, State Association, local shooting range or Shooting Australia’s Event and Communications Manager ([email protected]).
I have noticed that some of the endorsed events classified as Tier 1 will also be events used for National Team Selection. How do Tier 1 events differ from Tier 2 events?
From time to time Shooting Australia will use different endorsed events as part of a National Team selection series for specific International events. In 2024 some of the endorsed events have been identified as events that will be used for Paris 2024 Olympic Team nomination and 2024 Junior World Championship Team selection. The delivery requirements for these national team selection events will be more stringent and as close as possible to an international event standard. Regardless of whether or not you are vying to be in contention to be selected to a National Team, all participants are welcome to enter any endorsed event. If you have any further questions on this topic, please contact the National Coach for your relative discipline.
If I am unable to attend an event due to something that is out of my control and this event is part of a National Team selection series, how will this affect my ability to be considered for selection?
Shooting Australia understands that the inability to attend an event (due to circumstances outside of your control) that forms part of a National Team selection series will impact some Athletes. Within the relevant selection criteria, extenuating circumstances resulting in your inability to compete will be covered.
If you have any further questions on this topic, please contact Kathryn Periac, High Performance Manager: [email protected] or +61 427 459 469
Event Interruption and Risk Assessment
What might impact the ability of an event going ahead in 2024?
Shooting Australia will work closely with Event Hosts to monitor any forced regulations or situation/s that may impact an event going ahead in 2024. It is imperative that all Athletes, Officials, Volunteers, Spectators and Stakeholders have safe access to all ranges that the 2024 Shooting Australia Endorsed Event Series events will be held.
Event interruption may include circumstances such as:
- Pandemic enforced regulations
- A range deemed unsafe to conduct the event
If 2024 is faced with any event disruption, when will a decision be made on an event going ahead?
Should any possible risks be identified or forced regulations that may impact the delivery of an event, a final decision on the viability of the event will be made no later than 7 days prior.
There may, however, be situations that arise outside of the Event Host and Shooting Australia’s control following the decision which is made prior to an event. This means an event may still be cancelled with minimal notice.
If an event is cancelled after I have paid my registration/entry fee, will a refund be made?
Refunds will be made in accordance with an Event Hosts event entry terms and conditions. It is reasonable to expect that should an event be cancelled when registrations/entries have already been made, that full refunds will be processed by the Event Host and the process for such advised when event cancellation has been announced.
If I fall unwell resulting in me not being able to attend an event and I have paid my registration/entry fee, will a refund be made?
Refunds will be made in accordance with an Event Hosts event entry terms and conditions. This is outside of Shooting Australia’s control.
If I fall unwell during an event and am unable to finish the competition, will a refund be arranged?
Once competition has commenced, should you fall unwell or feel unable to finish the competition it is unlikely a refund will be possible. However, all refunds will be processed in accordance with the Event Hosts entry terms and conditions and this is outside of Shooting Australia’s control.