New role to uncover the next generation of South Australian Olympians and Paralympians

Shooting Australia will appoint a Development Coordinator to create and deliver programs to drive target shooting sports participation at a club level in South Australia and ultimately discover the next generation of South Australian Olympic and Paralympic champions.

The newly created role has been made possible through funding received from the Office for Recreation Sport and Racing in South Australia (ORSR).

Shooting Australia CEO, Luke van Kempen said the successful candidate will be responsible for engaging and supporting South Australian Associations and clubs to grow membership and allow more competitors to flow through the pathway system.

“This project is a 12-month pilot delivered by Shooting Australia and we are grateful for the funding received from ORSR,” said Mr van Kempen.

“This role will discover the next generation of Olympians and Paralympians from South Australia, by creating or enhancing pathways for aspiring young shooters. We are looking for the next Jack Rossiter, Alex Hoberg or Libby Kosmala.

“With the Olympic and Paralympic Games to be held in Tokyo next year, this is an exciting time to join Shooting Australia and make a significant contribution to the development of the sport in South Australia.

“Working closely with national, state and club member organisations, this exciting role will cover a broad range of responsibilities that will be tailored to recognise the various needs of our different shooting sports,” he added.

“The role will assist South Australian member organisations to share existing best practises from within the sport and promote and market target sports throughout the state and ensure that a positive public image is promoted.

Kosmala, a winner of nine Paralympic shooting gold medals and three silver medals, welcomed the new role saying increased participation levels will help underpin future Games success.

“Shooting is a wonderfully inclusive sport. It is a sport for life and does not discriminate against age, gender, ability or mobility and I look forward to the positive impact this new role will provide,” she said.

The position is advertised at Seek and can be viewed here

Applications close on Wednesday, September 2.

Further information;

Greg Campbell, PRISM Strategic Communications. Ph: 0418 239 139 E: [email protected]

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