The Victorian Government has today announced that Gippsland will host Shooting as part of the regional 2026 Commonwealth Games.
Last Wednesday the Commonwealth Games Federation confirmed the Phase 2 sports that would be added to the program in 2026 which included Shooting with events comprising Shotgun Clay Target Trap, 10m Air Pistol and 10m Air Rifle. For the first time in a Commonwealth Games Shooting sport program, Para Shooting will also be included.
In response to today’s announcement Shooting Australia’s Chief Executive Officer Adam Sachs said “We are delighted that Gippsland has been identified as the host for Shooting at the 2026 Commonwealth Games and are looking forward to working closely with the Victorian Government and local Shooting organisations towards the development of international standard (i.e. ISSF and WSPS) facilities that will enable us to showcase our amazing athletes and our sport.
Any investment by Government in new or upgraded facilities will have a significant impact on the long-term growth of Shooting in the region and will support the engagement and development of future world-class athletes from Gippsland and Victoria for years to come. This will be the legacy of Shooting’s re-admission to the Commonwealth Games and is something that we can all be very proud of.”
Further details regarding the specific locations for Shooting’s 2026 Commonwealth Games events are anticipated in the coming weeks.
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