PURPOSE TO ENABLE AUSTRALIAN ATHLETES TO BE WORLD’S BEST VISION COLLECTIVELY DRIVEN SUSTAINED INTERNATIONAL PODIUM SUCCESS POSITION SHOOTING AUSTRALIA IS THE PEAK BODY RESPONSIBLE FOR LEADING THE GROWTH, SUSTAINABILITY AND SUCCESS OF TARGET SHOOTING SPORTS IN AUSTRALIA
Cover and left photo: Australians Dan Repacholi, Dane Sampson and Laetisha Scanlan Commonwealth Games 2018 Gold Medalists.
MESSAGE FROM SPORT AUSTRALIA
GENERAL MANAGER HIGH PERFORMANCE REPORT
2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES PARTICIPANT LIST
PARTICIPATION AND SPORTS DEVELOPMENT
COACHES REPORT RIFLE
COACHES REPORT SHOTGUN
COACHES REPORT PISTOL
COACHES REPORT PARA-SHOOTING
THE 2017 SHOOTING AUSTRALIA AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE
MARSH ADVANTAGE INSURANCE REPORT
MESSAGE FROM SPORT AUSTRALIA It has been a watershed year for the Australian Sports Commission. We’ve launched a new public-facing brand - Sport Australia – with a renewed vision for Australia to be the world’s most active sporting nation, known for its integrity, sporting success and worldleading sports industry. This aligns with the Australian Government’s long-term vision for sport in this country, outlined in Sport 2030, released in August 2018 by Minister for Sport Bridget McKenzie. Sport Australia will be central to delivering the priorities outlined in this national sport plan. At the fundamental level, Sport Australia’s focus will be on getting Australians moving through sport and, more broadly, physical activity. We want to inspire and activating people across every age, race, gender, cultural background and physical ability. We will continue to build partnerships in the health and education sectors to ensure physical activity is a national priority. We need to ensure sporting organisations are equipped to make the most of a renewed interest in physical activity, and so we will continue working with sports to improve the workforce capability, governance and partnerships. We want to help sports innovate, connect with existing and new participants in the digital era and provide products that meet current expectations.
The AIS is redefining its role too, leading a united and collaborative high performance system for Australian sport. Success will be measured by Australians consistently winning medals at major international events, but also in the national pride and inspiration generated by our athletes. Working in partnerships, the AIS will be focused on doing the big systemlevel things on the frontiers of ethical sporting performance that no other body is naturally positioned to do. The AIS has launched a new Athlete Wellbeing and Engagement team, focused on supporting athletes to transition through their sporting careers and connect with their communities. We want sporting champions to be positive influences.
Sport integrity has justifiably gained additional focus in the past year, and is a very important priority for Sport Australia and for Australian sport more generally. We, and everyone involved in sport, owe it to the athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, fans and the public at large to ensure that Australian sport is fair and clean, and is seen to be fair and clean. We thank all of our partners – including athletes, coaches, board members and administrators – for your effort and contribution to Australian sport, and your enthusiasm for building a more active Australia. We look forward to continued success and progress together.
JOHN WYLIE AM CHAIR SPORT AUSTRALIA
Australia enjoyed genuine sporting success in 2017-18. In challenging times, the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games helped restore Australia’s faith in our sports and athletes. Positions on the podium are wonderful to celebrate, but the narrative is incomplete without humility, generosity of spirit, confidence in what our athletes stand for and how they carry themselves. At the Gold Coast Games, we saw the very best in our athletes, and this display of spirit and integrity is sure to give them the best start to their preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. We also had some outstanding performances at the PyeongChang Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. Australia equalled its most successful Winter Olympics haul of three medals in PyeongChang, two silvers and one bronze medal matching the result in Sochi 2014. It was also our best result at a Paralympic Winter Games in 16 years.
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PRESIDENT’S REPORT It is my pleasure to be able to report to you on a very busy and successful year for Shooting Australia (SA). This past year we have seen numerous successes by our athletes at international competition and we have continued to receive strong support from the Australian Sports Commission (ASC), Australian Olympic Committee, Australian Paralympic Committee, and Commonwealth Games Australia.
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS IN AUSTRALIA In late 2017 we had the Commonwealth Games Test Event Commonwealth Shooting Federation (CSF) Championship and Oceania Shooting Championship in Brisbane. These events were very successful and importantly were a valuable testing of facilities and personnel for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. SA hosted a very successful 2018 ISSF Junior World Cup Rifle/ Pistol/Shotgun at the Sydney International Shooting Centre (SISC) 19-29 March. This event was an exhibition of the talent of our upand-coming junior athletes as well as the best juniors in the World, and included 200 entries that came to Australia from more than 20 countries. Australia was successful with Aislin Jones winning Gold in Women’s Skeet; Nathan Argiro, Mitchell Isles and Adam Bylsma winning Silver in the Men’s Trap
Team; Charlie Hudson-Czerniecki, Alex Preston and Antonia Loizis winning Silver in the Women’s Trap Team. Other notable performances included Alex Hoberg 5th in 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men Junior; Victoria Rossiter 8th in 10m Air Rifle Women Junior; and Michael Bouchaud 10th in 10m Air Pistol Men Junior. The XXI Commonwealth Games took place in April this year and the event being held in Australia made it even better. The Australian team performed remarkably well and the shooting team won nine individual medals which is one more than at Glasgow in 2014. Of particular significance is the fact that Australia won a medal in all four shooting disciplines including:
FULLBORE Jim Bailey, Silver Individual Queen’s Prize
PISTOL Daniel Repacholi, Gold Men’s 50m Pistol Elena Galiabovitch, Silver 25m Women’s Pistol Kerry Bell, Silver Men’s 10m Air Pistol Sergei Evglevski, Silver Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol
The 2018 Commonwealth Games was a huge success for shooting and this was due in large part to the generosity of our organisers, volunteer officials, range staff, and administrators –and of course the fine performances by all our athletes. Recently we had the very welcome announcement of the 2019 World Shooting Para Sport (WSPS) Championships to be held at SISC. The competition, scheduled a year out from the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, will be the WSPS’s largest quota allocation event for the Tokyo Games. The 2019 Para Shooting World Championships will be the first to combine rifle, pistol, and the newlyadded Para trap disciplines.
SHOOTING AUSTRALIA ATHLETE INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS At the time of writing this report four (4) SA athletes are in the ISSF World Top Ten Rankings with: Elena Galiabovitch 7th in 25M Pistol Women Penny Smith 7th in Trap Women Paul Adams 8th in Skeet Men Catherine Skinner 10th in Trap Women Our Paralympic athletes World Top Ten rankings include: Scottie Brydon 2nd in PT1 (Trap)
Elena Galiabovitch, Bronze 10m Women’s Air Pistol
Chris Pitt 3rd in P3 (Pistol 25m)
Mark Farrow 5th in PT3 (Trap)
Dane Sampson, Gold Men’s 10m Air Rifle
Duncan Burnett 4th in PT2 (Trap)
Anton Zappelli 7th in R6 (50m Prone) and 8th in R3 (10m Prone)
SHOTGUN Laetisha Scanlan, Gold Women’s Trap Emma Cox, Silver Women’s Double Trap
2018 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP The highlights for Australia at the World Championship in September at the International Shooting Centre in Changwon Korea were: Gold medal win by Nathan Argiro in the Junior Men Trap event Gold medal win by Nathan Argiro, Adam Bylsma and Mitchell Isles in the Junior Men Trap Teams event two quota places for the Tokyo Olympic Games:
one in Trap Men won by James Willett one in Trap Women won by Laetisha Scanlan
A great start to our quota build for Tokyo 2020.
ISSF WORLD CUPS SA athletes’ fine performances at World Cups in this past year have included: Catherine Skinner - Silver in Women’s Trap in Mexico
WSPS WORLD CUPS Scottie Brydon - Silver in Men’s Trap (PT1) in United Arab Emirates Scottie Brydon - Gold in Men’s Trap (PT1) in Châteauroux, France Natalie Smith - Gold and a quota in R2 Women’s 10m air rifle standing in Châteauroux, France Chris Pitt - Bronze in P3 mixed 25m pistol in Châteauroux, France
WSPS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP World Championship in Korea (May) Anton Zappelli won a quota and Anton, Glen McMurtrie, and Natalie Smith won the Gold medal in the R3 10m Air Rifle Prone Team event The year also saw great performances from WSPS athletes Chris Pitt (2 Finals), Anton Zappelli (won the quota for Tokyo and made 3 Finals), Glen McMurtrie (2 Finals), and Mark Farrow (1 Final).
WORLD UNIVERSITY CHAMPIONSHIP
Paul Adams - Silver in Men’s Skeet in Mexico
Sergei Evglevski - Gold, Men’s Rapid Fire Pistol;
Aislin Jones - Gold in Junior Women’s Skeet in Sydney
Thomas Ashmore, Sergei Evglevski and Bailey Groves - Silver, Men’s Rapid Fire Pistol Team
Nathan Argiro, Mitchell Iles, Adam Bylsma - Silver, Men’s Trap Team in Sydney Charlie Hudson-Czerniecki, Alexis Preston, Antonia Loizos - Silver, Women’s Trap Team in Sydney Elena Galiabovitch - Gold in Women’s 25m Pistol in Korea Penny Smith and Jack Wallace Silver in Trap Mixed Team in Korea Alexis Preston and Nathan Argiro Silver in Junior Trap Mixed Team in Germany
Our Fullbore rifle shooters have also achieved much in 2018: James Corbett won the UK Busby Grand Aggregator in July 2018. James won this title in 2012 and 2016. No other Australian has won this title three times in the history of the sport. F Class World Championships: The Australian F Class team won the F Open division and placed 2nd in the F/TR division. Rod Davies from Cessnock won the F Open Individual World Championship.
New Zealand Championship: NZ Ballinger Belt Series Silver – Jim Bailey Bronze – Darren Enslin Colonel Collins Grand Aggregate Jim Bailey – Silver Mini Palma - Teams Australian Team - Gold Medal International Match (two teams entered) Australian Team - Gold Medal Australian Team - Silver Medal Our Sporting Clays athletes have also seen high achievement this past year with: Renae Birgan crowned Ladies World Champion at the 40th FITASC World Championship in France Bronze medal to the Australian team of Chris Ball, John Leach and Peter Hall in the Seniors Team event at the FITASC World Championship at Saint Lamberts in France. Nathan Argiro had a particularly successful year with, as mentioned above, ISSF Junior Men Trap World Champion and also Junior World Champion in Universal Trench at the FITASC World Championship Finale World Cup in Sarlospuszta, Hungary.
2018 YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES The Australian team to the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina was announced recently. The Australia Shooting Team includes Olivia Erikson (Women’s 10M Air Pistol); Alex Hoberg (Men’s 10M Air Rifle); and Victoria Rossiter (Women’s 10M Air Rifle). We wish them all the very best of luck for the Games.
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SHOOTING AUSTRALIA AND MEMBER ORGANISATIONS WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP In August Target Rifle Australia (TRA) and SA signed a Memorandum of Understanding to co-invest and co-deliver a pre A4G development program for rifle athletes. SA and TRA have agreed to co-invest in the delivery of a national camps-based program that aims to identify and develop talented rifle athletes with the potential to be selected to the SA A4G Squad and/or National Team/s in the future. Responsibility for the planning and delivery and delivery of the program will be the responsibility of SA’s Rifle National Talent Coach (NTC). As part of this Project the NTC will also work closely with coaches of identified athletes to support their personal and professional development and the development of the daily performance environments in which they and their athletes are training. Also in August Pistol Australia (PA) and SA signed an MOU to co-invest in a professional Digital Media Coordinator. The intent of the partnership is to improve the quality and quantity of our messaging across our sport through social media, to better disseminate content regarding the sport of shooting and to assist to increase the brand and profile of our sport across Australia. In September PA and SA in partnership jointly funded a National Development Coach –Pistol. The new coach position is responsible for the development and implementation of a successful and sustainable PA National Development Program and will work closely with PA’s National Coaching Council and SA’s Pistol National Coach to achieve this. The focus will be on the identification, development and continual improvement of developing ISSF pistol shooters.
PARTNERSHIPS WITH STATE INSTITUTES OF SPORT Shooting has been established/ accepted as a program sport with the Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) and the South Australian Sports Institute (SASI). This is the first time shooting has ever been a program sport of an Institute of Sport. Through our partnership with SASI we have employed a fully funded National Talent Coach in Rifle and through the partnership with VIS we have employed a fully funded Performance Support Manager.
SHARED INSURANCE SCHEME SA delivered a joint insurance scheme as agreed and assisted by Member Organisations. There are currently 251 Policies saving Clubs, State Associations and Member Bodies thousands of dollars.
COACHING AND OFFICIATING SA in collaboration with Member Organisations has in the past year: designed and distributed a Whole of Sport Athlete and Coach pathways framework maintained the registration and accreditation of Coaching Courses maintained the registration and accreditation of Official Courses began on year two of our Whole of Sport Participation Strategy focussing on building the capacity and capability of officials and coaches.
COME AND TRY MAY The first of the “Come and Try May” campaigns was launched earlier this year. An integral part of the SA Whole of Shooting Sport Participation Plan, the first year of the initiative has been a huge success. The initiative is designed to contribute to a national
movement building the profile and positioning of the sport of shooting in Australia. The aim of the initiative is to: Capitalise on the positive media attention created by a home Commonwealth Games Take advantage of a national advertising campaign and resources Join clubs from around the country in promoting our sport Show communities how much fun our sport can be SA organised and funded a national advertising campaign for the event through News Corp print media and on digital platforms through Facebook, Google, News Corp digital, and Instagram. SA provided online registration of participants for the clubs and distributed Come and Try resources free of charge to participating clubs including; marketing materials, how to deliver an event guides, session plans, drink bottles for participants etc. The event was a national success with every State/Territory, 120 clubs and 2,852 participants involved. A huge thank you to our Participation Action Group and particularly the many volunteers at Clubs throughout Australia that made the event so successful.
COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2022 At the time of writing this report SA understands that the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has received numerous submissions and representations from many national Commonwealth Games Federations, international federations including the ISSF and CSF and National Governments including Australia. Representations have been made by Australia to members of the Royal Family on the matter and speeches calling for shooting to be included in the program for Birmingham have been made in the British Parliament where
we understand there is a good level of support from some British politicians. SA understands that a process of examination of possible venues, event formats, and costs is currently being appraised with reporting back to the CGF later this year. SA is leaving no stone unturned in our liaison with International Bodies, Australian Bodies and Governments both here and overseas to advocate for the re-instatement of shooting into the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
AOC OLYMPIC TEAM SELECTION AND BY-LAW Shooting Australia participated in the Australian Olympic Committee review of the Australian Olympic Team Selection and By-Law. Recently the AOC released the revised Selection and By-Law in readiness for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. The revised Team Selection and By-Law is more “user friendly” for athletes and National Sport Federations, incorporating a simpler nomination and selection appeal process without losing the important safeguards for everyone involved.
FIREARMS INDUSTRY REFERENCE GROUP Shooting Australia and other members of the firearms industry have approached the Federal Government, in particular Hon Angus Taylor (the previous Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security), throughout the past year requesting that the Government re-engage with representatives of firearms industry groups. The Minister indicated his intention to reconvene the Firearms Industry reference Group (FIRG); however this has been overtaken by recent events in Federal Parliament.
Dutton and the new Assistant Minister for Home Affairs Senator the Hon Lynda Reynolds CSC having responsibility for Firearms matters. I have contacted the new Assistant Minister the Hon Lynda Reynolds urging her to reconvene the FIRG. SA will continue to keep Member Organisations informed in this regard.
AUSTRALIAN SPORTS COMMISSION SA has continued to work with the ASC to implement the required levels of accountability for performance results, improved governance structures and revised reporting and monitoring requirements. The ASC–now known as Sport Australia–recently released the National Sports Plan. The plan is the Government’s renewed vision to build the world’s most active sporting nation, known for its integrity, sporting success and world-leading sport industry. Sport Australia as part of the Australian Government’s National Sport Plan—Sport 2030 identifies key priorities:
CONCLUSION Thank you to all the volunteers in our Member Organisations. It is through the hard work and commitment of our volunteers that we are able to develop our High Performance program, support our athletes to provide opportunities to them for success in the international arena, and spread the word nationally on what a great sport target shooting is to participate in. I would like to thank the members of the SA Board, the CEO, Management Team and staff for all their hard work and support for what has been a very busy year. Thank you to the Member Organisations for your support and partnership and I look forward to your continued engagement and support in the coming year.
CATH FETTELL PRESIDENT SEPTEMBER 2018
Build a more active Australia Achieve through sporting success Safeguard the integrity of sport Strengthen the sports industry Sport Australia, working alongside high performance leader the AIS, aims to provide a coordinated approach to sport from grassroots participation through to international competition. At the time of writing this report the details of future Sport Australia funding to SA (and other sports) has not been finalised/published. We will provide an update on this at the AGM.
Matters relating to the National Firearms Agreement and the FIRG now sit within the Department of Home Affairs with Minister Peter
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CEO’S REPORT As we reflect on another successful year in our sport’s journey, the overwhelming theme is how our collaboration and joint efforts have achieved some truly remarkable outcomes. I finished last year’s report saying that “only together will we truly achieve great things” and the last 12 months have demonstrated that. There are many things we should be collectively proud of and the following are proof of just some of our shared successes.
We delivered our first ever whole of sport come and try initiative. This activity involved 120 Clubs across every discipline and from every State and Territory. In total almost 3,000 people tried our sport We created and delivered a whole of sport participation plan, a three year strategy with clear performance measures, including delivery of a “Come and Try” Initiative We invested in the growth and health of our sport through the creation of new roles including Manager, Participation and Sport Development We significantly increased the profile, exposure, and positioning of our sport through an enormous uplift in the usage and membership of our digital media channels We entered a memorandum of understanding with Target Rifle Australia to co-invest and co-deliver a pre Aiming4Gold development program for rifle athletes We have agreed with Pistol Australia to co-invest in the employment of a National Development Coach who will be responsible for the development and implementation of a successful and sustainable pistol development program We have delivered a joint Insurance scheme that already has over 250 policies saving our grass roots Clubs thousands of dollars each year We entered into a memorandum of understanding with Pistol Australia to co-invest in the employment of a digital media co-ordinator to improve the quality and quantity of our digital content and to increase the profile of our sport
The above are just a small selection of outcomes that show we are doing wonderful things together and that our sport is in a great place and getting better. Throughout the last 12 months there have also been also a number of results, outcomes and projects that deserve to be recognised and validate the positive way in which our sport is being recognised: We delivered nine Medals at the Commonwealth Games and a medal in all four disciplines Elena Galiabovitch became the first Pistol shooter in many years to win a World Cup Laetisha Scanlan, Nat Smith,James Willett, and Anton Zappelli have already each won a quota place for Australia for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics (2) and Paralympics (2). Nathan Argiro capped off an amazing year by becoming the Junior World Champion in Universal Trench and the Junior World Champion in Men’s Trap We have been able to secure additional high performance funding specifically for a targeted Tokyo 2020 campaign We have signed a single agreement with the Australian Institute of Sport, the Victorian Institute of Sport, and the South Australian Sports Institute to improve the delivery and servicing of our pistol, rifle, and shotgun programs. As part of this we have created a new role of Performance Support Manager which is fully funded by this agreement We have had our President, Cath Fettell, elected to the Australian Olympic Committee Executive and to the Vice-Presidency of the Commonwealth Shooting Federation, a great endorsement of Cath and our sport.
Make no mistake, our sport has done and is doing terrific things. Our reputation, credibility, and standing has never been stronger and the above are vindication of this. One of the reasons we are being viewed so strongly and supportively is that we have an excellent Federal Sports Minister who is a friend of our sport. The Hon. Bridget McKenzie is passionate about all sport, especially the sport of shooting, and her approach and drive have been refreshing and uplifting. We cannot thank the Minister enough for her caring and diligent approach to our sport and the way in which she has embraced sport in this country and beyond. To Kate Palmer and all the staff and Board of the Australian Sports Commission and Australian Institute of Sport–our major funder, but more importantly our major partner–we thank you greatly for your ongoing support. We could not assist Australians chase their dreams without your help and assistance. To one of our newest partners, the Victorian Institute of Sport we say thank you. Anne-Marie Harrison and her brilliant team have been instrumental in lifting the capability and capacity of our high performance program and our partnership continues to go from strength to strength. Along with the South Australian Institute of Sport we are lucky to have two dedicated and committed Institute partners who are invested in assisting us get the best out of our people and our programs. To Craig Phillips and his team at Commonwealth Games Australia we would like to say thank you for your commitment and ongoing support of our sport. Whilst our involvement in the 2022 Commonwealth Games is in doubt, your unwavering energy and backing is gratefully received.
To the Australian Paralympic Committee and Australian Olympic Committee, thank you for your generosity of time and support.
both here and internationally as a founding father and pioneer of parashooting. Miro’s legacy is strong and he will be greatly missed.
To our Commercial partners and in particular SIUS, Accor, and Marsh Insurance, thank you for your generosity and commitment to our sport.
Finally, and most importantly I want to thank all of the individual members, from our elite athletes down to the grassroots individuals. Each one of you is important to our sport and without all of you collectively our sport wouldn’t be what it is today. You should all feel proud of the achievements we have created together and you should also be proud of the way our sport is now being viewed in this country. It is through your collective resolve, efforts, and loyalty that our sport has made great inroads.
Thank you to the Member Organisations of Shooting Australia and I would like to again single out the Executive Officers of each of them. This group together is doing extraordinary things and are leading and driving the new found level of cooperation, collaboration, and activity that is sweeping our sport. To the staff of Shooting Australia, a huge and sincere thank you. I am privileged to work with such a dedicated, caring, and skilful group of people. Our sport is lucky to have you and we thank you for your time and effort. To Cath Fettell and the Board of Shooting Australia I would like to say thank you. Personally, the Board has been a huge support for me over the last 12 months. The Board of Shooting Australia is one of the best I have ever worked with in terms of their professionalism, leadership, and skill. We as a sport are lucky to have such an experienced group of individuals collectively working to build a bright and prosperous future for the sport of shooting.
Let’s continue together to strive for greatness, let’s continue together to eradicate poor behaviour from our sport, and let’s together build a future for this sport that we can all be proud of. We are custodians of this sport and our only role is to leave it in a better place than we found it…let’s achieve this together.
CEO’S FINANCIALS INCOME Affiliation Fees Carry Over Funding Commission Competition Proceeds Discount Received Interest
EXPENSES Advertising and Promotion
Annual Leave Expenses
Audit & Accounting Fees
1,846.94 212,000.00 1,250.84
Grants - Other IPC
Sale of Goods Total Income
Cost Of Sales Purchases - Goods
Total Cost Of Sales
Long Service Leave
Media Meeting Expenses
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Membership Fees Paid
Postage, Freight, Courier
Printing & Stationery
Rent Repairs & Maintenance
Telephone Fax Internet
It would be remiss of me at this time to not thank Miro Sipek who is retiring. Miro has been the head coach of our rifle and para-shooting programs for more than 20 years. During this time he has overseen significant success and growth and is widely regarded
Other income - Other
Salaries and Wages HP
I would also like to thank all of the volunteers, the lifeblood and soul of our sport, who administer, officiate, coach, and run every aspect of our sport to keep it alive and well.
Salaries and Wages
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Athlete and Coach Support Coach Development
Volunteer & Officials
Training & Comp. - Paralympic
Training & Comp - Pistol
Training & Comp - Rifle
Training & Comp - Shotgun
Awards of Excellence
IPC World Cup 25,237.54
ISSF World Cup
Expenses - Other
Please note: These figures provide an overview and were completed before the financial audit. For full financial statements please refer to the Financial Report.
GENERAL MANAGER HIGH PERFORMANCE REPORT In 2017-2018 athletes and staff in Shooting Australia’s High Performance Program set their sights on the delivery of world-class performances at benchmark events – the Commonwealth Games and World Championship – and they did not disappoint.
2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES The Commonwealth Games has always held a special place in the eyes of the Australian public, and the pressure to perform felt by our athletes was heightened by the fact that the Games would be conducted in Australia on the Gold Coast. Commonwealth Games Australia (CGA) selected a large Shooting team composed of 29 athletes from across the disciplines of Pistol, Rifle (i.e. Small Bore and Fullbore), and Shotgun. Diverse in age and levels of experience, our team aimed to match or beat the medal tally of six Gold and two Bronze achieved by the Shooting team that competed in Glasgow four years earlier. At the end of the competition, Australia’s 2018 Commonwealth Games Shooting Team had won a total of nine medals and exceeded the performance targets that had been set for it.
Our podium performances included: 3 Gold Medals – Dane Sampson (Men’s 10m Air Rifle), Daniel Repacholi (Men’s 50m Pistol) and Laetisha Scanlan (Women’s Trap); 5 Silver Medals – Elena Galiabovitch (Women’s 25m Pistol), Kerry Bell (Men’s 10m Air Pistol), Sergei Evglevski (Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol), Emma Cox (Women’s Double Trap) and Jim Bailey (Individual Queen’s Prize (Fullbore)); and 1 Bronze Medal - Elena Galiabovitch (Women’s 10 Air Pistol). On and off the range there was a lot for us to be proud of about our 2018 Commonwealth Games campaign. We were very capably represented by a group of individuals who conducted themselves extremely professionally and who were exemplary in the way that they supported each other in moments of success and disappointment. SA continues to work closely with the CGA to ensure that Shooting continues to be a part of the Commonwealth Games program in Birmingham 2022 and beyond.
2018 WSPS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Two weeks after the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony, SA selected and supported a fiveperson Para-Shooting National Team to attend the 2018 WSPS World Championship in Cheongju, Korea. The 2018 World Championship also provided the world’s best ParaShooting athletes with their first opportunity to secure quota places for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
Filled with confidence after winning a number of medals in WSPS World Cup competition at the end of 2017 and early 2018, Australia’s ParaShooting athletes performed strongly – achieving the following outstanding results: Glen McMurtrie, Natalie Smith and Anton Zapelli – Gold medal in the R3 10m Air Rifle Prone Team event; Glen McMurtrie – 5th in the Men’s R1 10m Air Rifle Standing event at his first World Championship; Anton Zapelli – 8th in the Mixed R3 10m Air Rifle Prone event. Anton’s performance also resulted in Australia securing its first Paralympic quota for the Tokyo 2020 Games.
2018 ISSF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Korea was also the host of the 2018 ISSF World Championship where SA was represented by a team of eighteen Pistol, Rifle, and Shotgun athletes. Like the WSPS World Championship in May, the ISSF World Championship in September were also the start of the Olympic quotawinning season for the world’s best Shooting athletes. In a massive event composed of more than 1800 athletes from approximately 90 countries, Australia’s Shooting Team delivered some excellent performances including: Nathan Argiro – Gold medal in Junior Men’s Trap. This was a extraordinary result for Nathan who also won the Universal Trench World Championships just a few weeks earlier; Nathan Argiro, Mitchell Iles and Adam Bylsma – Gold medal in the Junior Men’s Trap Team event;
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James Willett and Laetisha Scanlan – 4th in Men’s and Women’s Individual Trap (respectively) and 7th together in the Senior Trap Mixed Team event; Dane Sampson – 4th in the Men’s 50m Rifle Prone and 8th in the final of the Men’s 50m 3 Position Rifle event. This is the first time that an Australian athlete has qualified for a World Championship final in this event; and Mitchell Iles and Charlie HudsonCzerniecki – 6th in the Junior Trap Mixed Team event. James’s and Laetisha’s strong performances also resulted in Australia securing its first two quotas for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
WORLD CUP SUCCESSES IN 2018 Adding to the impressive list of achievements at benchmark events (above), Australian athletes have also delivered success in a range of ISSF and WSPS World Cups during 2018. These include: ISSF World Cup – Mexico (February) Catherine Skinner Silver medal / Women’s Trap Paul Adams Silver medal / Men’s Skeet WSPS World Cup – United Arab Emirates (March) Scottie Brydon Silver medal / Men’s PT1 Para-Trap ISSF Junior World Cup – Australia (March) Aislin Jones Gold medal / Junior Women’s Skeet Nathan Argiro, Mitchell Iles and Adam Bylsma Silver medal / Junior Men’s Trap Team event
· Charlie Hudson-Czerniecki, Alexis Preston and Antonia Loizos Silver medal / Junior Women’s Trap Team event ISSF World Cup – Korea (May) Elena Galiabovitch Gold medal / Women’s 25m Pistol Penny Smith and Jack Wallace Silver medal / Trap Mixed Team event ISSF Junior World Cup – Germany (June) Nathan Argiro and Alexis Preston Silver medal / Junior Trap Mixed Team event WSPS World Cup – France (September)
our HP Program. SA is grateful for their continuing commitment to our sport and our vision of ‘Collectively driven sustained international podium success’.
POSITIONING FOR TOKYO 2020 As 2018 draws to a close, SA and the Australian Shooting community should pause to reflect on what has been a very successful year and to look forward to the challenges and successes that lay ahead. It’s clear that despite our successes, the world of HP Shooting continues to evolve quickly and we cannot afford to grow complacent.
Chris Pitt Bronze medal / Mixed P3 25m Pistol
With this in mind, I would like to thank and congratulate our HP athletes, coaches and performance support staff for their tremendous efforts over the past 12 months and at the same time, challenge them to look harder at what more they might bring to their own continuing development and the success of our Australian Shooting Teams. Good luck!
Scottie Brydon Gold medal / Men’s PT1 Para-Trap
Natalie Smith Gold Medal / Women’s R2 10m Air Rifle Standing Natalie’s performance also resulted in Australia securing its second quota place for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
These outstanding performances provide evidence of the depth of talent in Australian Shooting and hints at continuing success by our athletes in international competition between now and at the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
GENERAL MANAGER, HIGH PERFORMANCE
HP PROGRAM PARTNERS SA continues to be very well supported through its continuing partnerships with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) and South Australian Sports Institute (SASI). The organisations are working closely with SA to challenge and support our ‘best and brightest’ through their investment and engagement in
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Lalita Yauhleuskaya S
SHOTGUN Thomas Grice Mitchel Iles
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Marketing and communications activities undertaken in 2017/18 continued to reinforce Shooting Australia’s positioning as the ‘peak body responsible for the growth, sustainability, and success of target shooting sports in Australia’.
ADVERTISING Our stories have been our focus for this year and although we have not told as many as we would like to there has been significant success in doing this. We will continue to tell our athletes stories but will look for opportunities to tell our communities stories too. Our sport continues to get great coverage of domestic and international events because of our athletes successes however, this coverage originates from Shooting Australia getting pushed to the media rather than organic recognition of the sport, and the need by the media to track and share the sport of shooting. In the lead up to the Olympic Games and quota season we expect that the mainstream media will again focus on our sport.
ISSF Junior World Cup
We had many major events during this period.
The ISSF Junior World Cup was held in Sydney from March 19th28th. Sydney was only the 4th ISSF Junior World Cup to be held and the Australian target shooting community didn’t disappoint. From the Volunteers to the Jury, Australia was able to show on a World stage that we are more than capable of producing International events of substance.
Test Event – CSF/OSF and YOG As a precursor to the Commonwealth Games we staged the CSF/OSF Championship in Brisbane from 30th October to the 8th November at the Belmont Range. This “test event” was used as a familiarisation opportunity for all volunteers and officials and International Technical Officers that would be attending the Commonwealth Games. Lessons learned at the Test Event were used to assist in the success of the Commonwealth Games. As part of the Test Event YOG was held on the 28 and 29th October SA Open The SA Open was held at the Belmont range again from the 30 October to 3rd November and was an additional opportunity to finalise any “issues” that needed resolving before the Commonwealth Games. At the last minute we were unable to use the new Shotgun range but with the assistance of the Brisbane Gun Club were able to continue with the shotgun program. This was the first event to successfully showcase pistol, rifle, shotgun and fullbore.
Commonwealth Games While we were not able to take an active role in the media and promotion of the Commonwealth Games due to it being a home game we were able to push for and obtain a position of Media Liaison Officer (MLO) for the Australia Team as part of the Shooting Team. Having a dedicated MLO on the Australian Shooting Team not only meant we had input into the articles that were written and the photos that were circulated but we were in a key position to influence the stories that were told around the world, not only about our Australian shooters but the International Shooting Community. Our community nationally and internationally have amazing stories to tell which we used to its fullest advantage during the Commonwealth Games and will continue to tell in the future.
Awards of Excellence The Awards of Excellence was held on the Sunday the 3rd of December. We were able to hold the cocktail function on the final range of the Belmont range giving our attendees an amazing opportunity to intimately see the range as it would be for the Commonwealth Games.
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Performance Series The Performance series is the key domestic series in Australia held under ISSF rules, which helps to provide our high performance athletes by simulating International quality competition in Australia. This year we requested advice and guidance from our community on how to do better in this space. The agreed outcomes were; 1. Deliver a quality high performance competition and environment following ISSF rules and standards to ensure our athletes, coaches and officials are appropriately prepared and practiced for international competition; 2. Deliver non-Olympic events that matter, to ensure their long-term viability and where these events assist deliver high performance outcomes i.e. 50m Rifle Prone; and 3. Deliver events that are accessible to the shooting community (athletes, coaches and officials) to promote a career and developmental pathway. Below is the list of key findings identified through the review and workshop process; Athletes want quality high performance events delivered consistently; You want Shooting Australia to take back and be responsible for the delivery of these events and their standard and quality; Provide a more professional product; Better communication is required with hosts and the community on the timing and logistics of planned events;
Use the Performance Series to more formally mentor and up-skill our officials; Enforce the code-of-conduct so that our athletes, staff, officials and volunteers feel safe in this environment. Be stronger on people not meeting the code-of conduct; Better integrate para-shooting athletes into these events; Introduce a “registration fee” to help provide consistency of product by contributing to the costs of key volunteers to attend each event;
The World Shooting Para Sport Championships will be held at Sydney from the 9th to the 19th October 2019. We are expecting 350500 athletes and personnel to attend the 10-day event.
Increasing the Shooting Australia social media followers has never been a problem what has been difficult is without resources in this area we were unable to create the content that is required to provide a continuous voice. We hired a parttime Social Media Coordinator, in early 2017. With the appointment of a dedicated staff member in this space we were instantly able to see the difference that focus could make to our communication. With the creation of new systems fitting within the broader Marketing and Communication Plan we were able to schedule content and manage the communications flow. This allowed us to see gaps in the schedule where we could PLACE content, which we were now able to actively seek. Increased video production and professional photo opportunities over the year helped us to predict the content that would be required and plan for its delivery. I would especially like to thank Alex Smith of Alex Smith TV for his assistance in creating content for us, and members of our community for allowing us to share their content. The outcomes of this focused position showed us the endless possibilities for our sport and so we created a fulltime role. Without the foresight and courage of Pistol Australia to step boldly into this space with us this would not have been possible. We hope in time the other Member Organisations will see the merit in One Voice for our sport without loosing their individual identities and we continue to extend our offer to play more of a leadership role in this space for the good of the sport.
Oceania Oceania will be held at Sydney from the 1st – 9th November 2019. Oceania will be the final opportunity for Australia to achieve quotas for the Olympic Games.
Introduce “tips” and “best practice” information sheets for consistency of these events and those below it; Reintroduce an online ranking system; Better communication to the community on “What is the Performance Series and why is it important?”, i.e. communicate the agreed outcomes in priority order. There were also a range of other ideas and solutions communicated that we will be looking at ways to incorporate into the Performance Series for 2019. It is clear that you want a performance series to be delivered in a high performing consistent way to justify the series name. Thank you to the large number of people who took the time to write and discuss with us how they want the Performance Series to look in future. We are going to do everything we can to meet your expectations and deliver an elite domestic series.
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PROACTIVELY WORKING FOR STAKEHOLDERS With the introduction of a full-time Social Media Coordinator we will seek to get other Member Organisations to utilise this resource allowing joint content creation and consistency of voice across our sport. Together our voice is louder; together our stories have more reach (or impact).
LOOKING TO THE FUTURE Looking to the future we will continue to seek new ways of communicating our sport and its outcomes to a broader community. We will be introducing through our marketing, communications and events practices to “Do What You See”. We will look at new opportunities to invite people outside our sport into our sport. We will continue to improve our domestic competitions through education and leading by example. We will continue to find solutions to our obstacles. We will continue to tell our stories using athletes, officials, and volunteers that embody our values and we will continue to showcase the sport of target shooting as a sport for all for life.
KELLY WRIGHT HEAD OF MARKETING
PARTICIPATION AND SPORTS DEVELOPMENT With the release of the National Sports Plan Sport Australia hopes “To be the world’s most active and healthy nation, known for its integrity and sporting success”. The Participation and Sport Development space has been identified as important for Shooting Australia to support the Strategic Priorities of Sport Australia. Through the appointment of a Manager, Participation and Sport Development Shooting Australia, with the valuable support of member organisations, has successfully contributed the following initiatives for our sport.
INTEGRITY FRAMEWORK The development of a Whole of Sport Integrity Framework has been a major area of focus. This work has been to ensure that Shooting Australia and Member Organisations have in place appropriate and relevant policies to ensure a fair, safe and strong sport that is free from corruption. The suite of policies that support the Integrity Framework statement have been developed for all organisations within our sport to adopt.
GRASSROOTS FOR PARA ATHLETES As part of our commitment to inclusive sporting opportunities Shooting Australia has taken an active role in increasing our services and delivery of information to our para shooting community. A particular focus has been placed on developing the infrastructure required to educate grass roots participants and classifiers about how they could get involved and begin their journey along the pathway. Shooting Australia has also launched a new provisional classification which can be completed remotely and assessed by our head of classification. This will allow athletes from all around Australia to be recognised as a para-eligible athletes in the sport of Shooting. Beginning this year we will also be national classification, part of our regular schedule this November at SA Open.
GC2018 ACTIVATION SITE Shooting Australia was approached by GOLDOC to provide “have a go” target shooting activities at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Participants used a replica air pistol shooting at electronic targets six metres down the line. They were given some simple pointers and then enjoyed the opportunity to improve
their aim against themselves and competing against others for the highest score. Less than half the participants had previous shooting experience; 66% were male and 33% were female, a female participation rate much higher than experienced by most clubs around the country.
NATIONAL COME AND TRY MAY With the support of Member Organisations Shooting Australia launched the sport’s first national come and try event through the month of May, engaging over 120 clubs from every state, territory and Member Organisation. The event gathered media attention both locally (with clubs being picked up by their local papers, radio networks and TV stations) and nationally, with Shooting Australia running a nationwide advertising campaign including Facebook, Instagram, Google, and NewsCorp Media digital platforms. The campaign was the first time that all the shooting disciplines had worked together to increase engagement, grow memberships, and promote the sport’s positive perception within the community. It was an outstanding achievement for the clubs, the Member Organisations, and our sport. With almost 3000 new participants engaging in our sport through the Activation Site at the Commonwealth Games and National Come and Try May events at clubs around the country it was an extremely successful year for participation in the sport of Shooting in Australia.
ENGAGING WITH MEMBER ORGANISATIONS To continue to strengthen ties and working relationships Shooting Australia actively attended Board
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meetings of several Member Organisations throughout the year. Through this engagement Member Organisations have been able to directly interact with Shooting Australia and communicate issues occurring throughout our sport and discuss opportunities available. Further building a stronger working relationships with Member Organisations, Executive Officers meetings have been conducted regularly throughout the year. These meetings have contributed to delivering best practice, improved operational effectiveness, and sharing of information.
ACKNOWLEDGING WHOLE-OF-SPORT The Shooting Australia Awards of Excellence event promotes all that is great about our sport and recognises the success of our members. In 2018 Shooting Australia introduced a suite of awards designed to acknowledge all areas and members of our sport. The Community Awards of Coach, Official, Volunteer and Club of the year in addition to the Target Sport Shooter of the Year Awards for Senior Male, Senior Female, Junior Male and Junior Female recognise the success and contribution of all members in our sport. Moreover, the awards now recognise athletes in events that take place outside of ISSF, Olympic, Paralympic, and Commonwealth Games. One of the main drivers towards achieving the significant results in the participation space has been former Community Development Officer Jaime Drumm. During his time Jaime successfully led the development of the Shooting in Australia Whole-of-Sport Participation plan, the delivery of National Come and Try May, and the recent work on grassroots
for para athletes. Jaime has left Shooting Australia to pursue personal business opportunities, and everyone at Shooting Australia wishes him the very best of luck.
success and positive outcomes in our sport are a direct result of the selfless and positive contribution of many people at all levels. A sincere thank you goes out to all who have made a positive contribution towards our sport in 2018.
In 2016 we came together as a sport, and with unity identified four key objectives that would contribute towards the improved development and delivery of our sport. As we see out 2018, these objectives of a Whole of Sport Participation Plan; Aligned Pathways; Investigation of a Shared Insurance Scheme; and Supporting Clubs remain key priorities for Shooting Australia. The
SHAUN MCEACHIN MANAGER, PARTICIPATION AND SPORT DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL COME AND TRY MAY FAST FACTS
120 CLUBS INVOLVED
2852 PARTICIPANTS SCA – 5
1578 Activation Zone participants at the Commonwealth Games
ACTA – 27
TRA – 31
Average readership – 2,945,000
MEMBER BODY REPRESENTATION
Total reach – 7,772,000 Newscorp digital
NRAA – 30
PA – 31
Facebook ads 76,521 impressions 57,696 reach (how many unique people who received impressions)
NT – 1 WA – 16
QLD – 29 STATE REPRESENTATION
NSW – 31
Facebook posts 64,838 reach 7,006 views 1820 comments/likes/shares Our Come and Try Day was a great success, expecting about 20 participants we topped the scales at 41, with probably 25% interested in returning to the club. Also of interest was that just over 50% were females and number included about seven juniors. Thanks for all your support. Brian Martin, Cairns Target Shooting Club
SA – 17
ACT – 2 VIC – 25
TAS – 3 Thank you so much to Shooting Australia for engaging with the community in this way. This kind of support to our clubs across the country is invaluable. David Nicol, Ipswich and District Rifle Club A great initiative, well organised for a first time event. Mal Elliott, Callide Dawson Clay Target Club Inc
Four of the six Come & Try participants are now financial members of the club and the remaining two (husband & wife) have stated they will bring their membership forms out this Sunday. Bruce Scott, Townsville Marksmen Rifle Club Out of the nine we had five people sign up to join the Pistol Club. It was a very successful day. Terry Greer, Dubbo Pistol Club
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GOVERNANCE REPORT Below are our key achievements from the last year against our Strategic Plan.
ENABLE SUSTAINED HIGH PERFORMANCE OUTCOMES Effective Athlete and Coach Pathways We continue to strengthen, increase and improve our relationship with the Victorian Institute of Sport and South Australian Sports Institute. We entered into a memorandum of understanding with Target Rifle Australia to co-invest and co-deliver a pre Aiming4Gold development program for rifle athletes. We have agreed with Pistol Australia to co-invest in the employment of a National Development Coach who will be responsible for the development and implementation of a successful and sustainable pistol development program. We employed a Shooting Performance Support Manager to ensure that our athletes are more appropriately engaged more often, and that we maximise their ability to engage in our system and programs We identified and engaged two Assistant Coaches to support the delivery of our national shotgun program.
Medals at Events That Matter We exceeded our total medal haul from Glasgow by winning 9 medals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games with a medal in all four disciplines. Our National Team won medals in five different events at World Cups including a Gold medal in Pistol and in the new para trap events. Our National Para Team won a medal at the WSPS World Championship in the R3 Mixed Teams Event. We have already won two Paralympic quotas and two Olympic quotas. Non-ISSF Teams and individuals had great success internationally, highlighted by the success of Renae Birgan being crowned Ladies World Champion at the 40th FITASC World Championship.
More People Participating More Often Together we delivered a National Come and Try Initiative that involved 120 Clubs across every discipline and in every state and territory which saw nearly 3,000 try our sport. We delivered a successful activation site at the Commonwealth Games with around 200 people a day trying our sport. We created a participation action group to oversee the successful delivery of the Come and Try initiative. We created and distributed a summary of our three year whole of sport participation plan.
ACHIEVE THE HIGHEST STANDARD OF GOVERNANCE AND ADMINISTRATION ACROSS THE WHOLE OF SPORT Key Strategic Partnerships are Sought, Developed and Maintained We have maintained very healthy and strong relationships with our major investors the Australian Sports Commission, AIS, Commonwealth Games Australia, VIS and SASI. We have been successful in having key people elected onto important stakeholder groups such as the Australian Olympic Committee Executive and the Commonwealth Shooting Federation Executive. We developed and executed a joint memorandum of understanding with the Australian Institute of Sport, the Victorian Institute of Sport and the South Australian Sports Institute for the delivery of our Centres of Excellence.
Effective and Efficient Whole of Sport Administration We employed a Manager of Participation and Sport Development to focus on supporting our Member Organisations and to ensure greater alignment and co-operation. We created and delivered a joint insurance scheme which currently has more than 250 policies saving Member Organisations and its affiliates thousands of dollars annually. We have improved sharing of bestpractice policies and documents through Member Organisation Executive Officers who are currently investigating a joint membership database system.
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Whole of Sport Governance is led by Best Practice We continue to engage Member Organisations in Members Forums and Executive Officer Meetings to share best practice activities and solutions. We have undertaken a review and re-drafting of our risk assessment headlined by an updated risk management policy and risk register. We have improved Board reporting through new financial data reporting, new planning documents, and a new operational reporting template. We have created an Integrity Framework and underpinning policy documents to assist and safeguard our sport.
PROMOTE TARGET SHOOTING SPORTS A Positive Public Image We released a new look website to modernise and professionalise our online presence. We invested in a national advertising campaign for our come and try initiative in major digital and print syndications. We created and distributed significant content through the Come and Try Initiative which received a great and positive response and reach. We continue to be a key counsel for the Australian Government and Federal and State Ministers through the Parliamentary Friends of Shooting Group, the Firearms Industry Reference Group and as a trusted custodian of the sport of target shooting.
Media Opportunities Maximised We entered into a memorandum of understanding with Pistol Australia to co-invest in the employment of a digital media co-ordinator to improve the quality and quantity of our content and to increase the brand and profile of our sport. We achieved significant growth in all our social media channels because of our content during the Commonwealth Games and Come and Try Initiative.
Commercial Opportunities Developed and Delivered We have invested in an independent expert to assist us deliver a commercially viable and sustainable sponsorship strategy. We have re-negotiated commercial relationships with hotel suppliers in both Brisbane and Sydney. We have won the rights to host the 2019 World Shooting Para Sport World Championship.
We created videos of three of our Commonwealth Games Gold medallists to create quality and lasting content. We created and generated more content and in return more reach in this 12 months than in any other time in our sports history.
CREATE FINANCIAL SECURITY New Income Streams Generated We have unlocked additional support through the Australian Institute of Sport to increase our high performance funding through a targeted Tokyo 2020 program. We have negotiated a sponsorship deal with SIUS for the next two financial years. We generated new income through our accommodation partners for the delivery of the Commonwealth Games Test Event.
COACH’S REPORT RIFLE The 2018 season was important from a high-performance perspective, with two Benchmark competitions: the Commonwealth Games, which took place on home soil in April, and the World Championship, held in Changwon Korea in September. Our performances at these events show us how our preparation is going and where to focus our attention in the second half of the Olympic cycle. The 2018 sports year was very interesting for us and at the same time extremely tough. From the 1st of January this year there was a major change in the ISSF rules; our longterm strongest, most successful and most popular event, the 50m Rifle Prone Men, was eliminated from the Olympic program and was replaced by a new discipline, the 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team. Even with these challenges, the season has been good. Eight rifle shooters were nominated for the Commonwealth Games in the 10m and 50m rifle events, and we had six starts in the finals (Dane Sampson 2x, Alex Hoberg 1x, James Daly 1x, Victoria Rossiter 1x and Robyn Ridley 1x) with Dane Sampson winning the Gold medal in the Men’s Air Rifle event. Our preparation for the Commonwealth Games was constrained by access to the Brisbane International Shooting Centre (BISC) as they made the venue ready for the event, and
for events in NSW as the Sydney International Shooting Centre was closed from January to March for the installation of new target systems. As well as the daily training program in Adelaide we held a training camp at the end of March at the BISC Range, which provided plenty of opportunity to ensure that we were well prepared for the event. Four rifle shooters were nominated for the World Championships: Dane Sampson and Victoria Rossiter in the senior events and Emma Adams and Alex Hoberg in the junior events. Dane Sampson performed in all three individual disciplines with quality performances, and in the discipline of 50m Three Position he improved his personal best score to 1177, achieving an Australian record as well as making the final. In the Three Position he finished in 8th place; in the Men’s Prone he placed 4th with 626.9; in the Men’s Air Rifle 16th with a score of 626.6. The youngest participant in the senior Women’s Air Rifle event was 16-year-old Victoria Rossiter who achieved a respectable score of 619.2, demonstrating that she has a strong future in this event. Preparation for the World Championship had a good base in the early season, where a tough training regime supported by quality competitions provided a good balance of work. In the final week prior to leaving for the World Championship we had a training camp in Sydney (SISC) with all four nominated athletes, one shooter from GB Team (Seionaid McIntosh) and Jack Rossiter also in attendance. Everything went smoothly, and a big thanks to the support team, who stayed with us in Korea and ensured that our athletes had the best conditions to achieve their goals.
It is never easy to prepare for two benchmark peaks, such as the Commonwealth Games and World Championship in one season. For an athlete to cope with such a demanding season and expect peak performance at both events, he or she must be very well prepared. This requires a large shooting training regime and solid physical endurance. Dane Sampson’s longterm hard and systematic training has proven to be the right path that is leading to success. Participation in World Cups this year was based on careful planning and using these competitions as good preparation for the Commonwealth Games and the World Championship. Dane Sampson and Emma Adams competed in the Mexico World Cup in the air rifle events only; in the Korean World Cup, Dane competed in all Olympic disciplines, and Victoria Rossiter in the air rifle only. We decided to skip the World Cup in the USA in favour of having a rest from competition and prioritising training. The final World Cup for the year was in Munich and Dane Sampson was the only rifle athlete competing and again in the Olympic disciplines. Juniors had two World Cups on the program this year and five of our rifle Juniors competed - Emma Adams, Katarina Kowplos, Victoria Rossiter, Michael Davis and Alex Hoberg. The first Junior World Cup was held in Sydney in March, and the second was held in the birth place of the Junior World Cup, at the German Sport Complex in Suhl in June. The outstanding performance of 626.1 was achieved by Victoria Rossiter in Sydney in the air rifle and is a worthy score in a senior female category too.
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In response to the change of rules, the strategy of our shooting preparation has gradually changed. Shooting at 50m Three Position in Australia attracts few athletes. The reason for this is the huge time demand for training and the greater financial demands than the prone event. It is more meaningful to use our efforts and energy to develop the base and improve performance in air rifle disciplines. Air rifle can be trained at any time of day, is not so demanding on space, and pellets are significantly cheaper compared to ammunition for small bore. Progression to small bore should gradually begin when the shooters have gained some skill and performance in air rifle first. It is always better to be a successful athlete with world class performance in one event than to achieve average performance in more disciplines.
support the development of young athletes, and for the ongoing support from Target Rifle SA and the two shooting clubs involved with our shooting centre in Adelaide, Wingfield and Reynella. Special thanks and gratitude to the team at the South Australian Sports Institute who work with us closely to provide a professional and holistic program to our athletes.
PETR KURKA RIFLE NATIONAL COACH
Athlete development is vitally important for the ongoing success of our program. A new initiative between Shooting Australia and Target Rifle Australia has begun this year, with the focus on identifying and developing talented athletes. This program is being led by Carrie Quigley, who is a high-quality and hard working coach, and I thank her for the work she does for the development of our discipline. In conclusion, I have been heartened to see success in the rifle discipline so soon after Warren Potent’s retirement from the sport – Gold in Men’s Air Rifle in the Commonwealth Games and achieving a final’s place in the Three Position in the World Championship show that we have the capacity to develop strength in events other than prone. I wish to thank all those who are involved in ISSF shooting in any way – to our volunteers who enable us to have a strong domestic competition program, to club coaches who
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COACH’S REPORT SHOTGUN With our 2018 International season officially closed we look back at how our Shotgun team once again put in solid performances throughout the year at the Commonwealth Games, World Cups, and our benchmark event the World Championship in Changwon Korea. Both Senior and Junior athletes contributed to our medal tally this year with stand-out performances. Nathan Argiro took the Junior Men’s Trap at the World Championship to be crowned 2018 Trap Junior World Champion, and our Junior Men’s Trap Team (Nathan Argiro, Mitch Iles and Adam Bylsma) successfully defended the World Championship Team Gold won by Australia in Russia 2017. James Willett and Laetisha Scanlan secured Australia the all important quota places at the World Championship finishing 4th in their disciplines which guarantees Australia male and female athletes in Trap along with a Trap Mixed team at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The Commonwealth Games was successful for our team with Laetisha Scanlan winning the Gold in Women’s Trap and Emma Cox taking the Silver in Women’s Double Trap. James Willett and juniors Mitch Iles and Aislin Jones also did well, making the final in their disciplines.
World Cup Silver medals were won by Catherine Skinner and Paul Adams in Mexico at the start of the year followed by Penny Smith and Jack Wallace in the Mixed Team event at the World Cup in Korea. Our Junior athletes also performed well, with Aislin Jones winning the Gold medal at the Sydney Junior World Cup with a JWR 117/125+51 in Women’s Skeet. Nathan Argiro and Alexis Preston claimed Silver in the Mixed Team event. With no World Cup final this year for the top 12 performers in all disciplines of 2018, our Shotgun athletes have Perth in October and the SA Open in Sydney early November left on their calendar. Most will take a short break through the last half of November into early December and be back training to be ready for the Nationals in January 2019. Next year will be important for our team as we ramp up our international/domestic training camps, personal development programs, and pursuit of Tokyo 2020 quota places all the way to the Oceania Games in November. I would like to thank the Victorian Institute of Sport along with all our dedicated service providers, support staff, and Shooting Australia for supporting our athletes to achieve the very best they can in sport and life. To all the athletes, I congratulate you all in the way you presented this year and wish you the very best in your preparations for 2019 and beyond.
ADAM VELLA SHOTGUN NATIONAL COACH
WORLD CUPS, COMMONWEALTH GAMES & WCH RESULTS Guadalajara, Mexico (1st-12th March) Skeet Men’s P.Adams 121/125 finished in 2nd place (Silver) with an amazing finals display of 59/60 claiming an EWR-s/off score with Hancock from the US. J.Bolding 111/125 (34th). Skeet Women’s – L.Coles 107/125 (16th) A.Jones 106/125 (18th). Trap Women’s - C.Skinner finished in 2nd place (Silver) on 116/125 +44. L.Scanlan 114/125 (8th). Trap Men’s – T.Grice 119/125 (9th) M.Iles 117/125 (17th) Sydney JWC, Australia (19th-29th March) Skeet JW – A.Jones 117/125 + 51 claimed 1st place (Gold) by 3 targets ahead of Che from China. Trap JW – C.Hudson-Czerniecki finished in 4th place with 105/125 +22, A.Preston 98/125 (8 th), A.Loizos 90/125 (10th). Trap JM – N.Argiro finished in 5th place with 115/125 +21, M.Iles 109/125 (9th), A.Bylsma 107/125 (11th) Trap Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast (8th-14th April) Trap Women’s – L.Scanlan 66/75 +8 +38 secured 1st place (Gold) by 1 target from Barr (NIR) after a tough shoot off against Rooney (NZ) for the last spot into the final. C.Skinner 64/75 (8th). D/ Trap Women’s – E.Cox 96/120+1 finished in 2nd place (Silver) after a shoot off for gold with Singh (IND), G.Shale 80/120 (7th) Trap Men’s – M.Iles 119/125 +22 finished in 5th place, T.Grice 112/125 (15th). Skeet Women’s – A.Jones 71/75+1+13 finished in 6th place, L.Coles 67/75 (9th). D/Trap Men’s – J.Willett 134/150+23 finished in 6th place. Skeet Men’s – P.Adams 118/125 (7th), J.Bolding 117/125 (9th)
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Changwon, Korea (20th-30th April) Trap Mixed TeamP.Smith & J.Wallace finished in 2nd place (Silver).Trap Women’s – P.Smith 117/125+2+20 finished in 5th position. Trap Men’s - J.Wallace 119/125 (11th), M.Coles 111/125 (55th), A.Bylsma 108/125 (65th) Siggiewi, Malta (5th-15th June) Trap Women’s – P.Smith 115/125+4+23 finished in 5th place. L.Scanlan 110/125 (17th), E.Cox 107/125 (27th). Trap Men’s – J.Wallace 114/125 (13th), T.Grice 113/125 (23rd), J.Willett 110/125 (38th). Skeet Men’s – P.Adams 116/125 (28th)
103/125 (23rd), C.Hudson-Czerniecki 100/125 (22nd). Skeet Men’s – P.Adams 121/125 (14th). Skeet JWomen’s – A.Jones 113/125 (9th) Trap JMixed – C.Hudson-Czerniecki & M.Iles 135/150+16 finishing in 6th place, A.Preston & N.Argiro 122/150 (16th). Trap Mixed Team – L.Scanlan & J.Willett 141/150+6 (7th), P.Smith & J.Wallace 136/125 (21st)
Suhl JWC, Germany (22nd-29th June) Trap JMixed Team - N.Argiro & A.Preston 39/50 finishing in 2nd place (Silver). Skeet JW - A.Jones 106/125 (9th). Trap JM - M.Iles 114/125 (10th), N.Argiro 104/125 (32nd), A.Bylsma 103/125 (36th). Trap JW - C.HudsonCzerniecki 101/125 (14th), A.Preston 86/125 (37th), A.Loizos 82/125 (38th). Tucson, USA (9th-19th July) Trap Men’s – T.Turner 109/125 (24th), D.Di Pietro 106/125 (37th) Changwon, Korea WCH (31st Aug-15th Sept) Trap JMen’s – N.Argiro 119/125+42 finishing 1st place (Gold) by 1 target ahead of J.Lucas (USA), M.Iles 117/127 (11th), A.Bylsma 112/125 (21st). Trap JMen’s Team event - N.Argiro, M.Iles, A.Bylsma (Gold).Trap Men’s – J.Willett 122/125+3+28 finishing in 4th and collecting the quota place for Australia at Tokyo 2020 OG. M.Coles 117/125 (38th), J.Wallace 113/125 (79th). Trap Women’s – L.Scanlan 117/125+0+30 finishing in 4th and collecting the quota place for Australia at Tokyo 2020 OG. P.Smith 104/125 (46th). Trap JWomen’s – A.Preston 105/125 (17th), A.Loizos
COACH’S REPORT PISTOL This year was highlighted by two major competitions: The Commonwealth Games in Brisbane in April and the World Championship in Changwon in September. Seven athletes have been included in the High Performance Program: Thomas Ashmore, Hayley Chapman, Olivia Erickson, Sergei Evglevski, Elena Galiabovitch, Bailey Groves, and Sascha Kroopin. All athletes have had individual planning and aims for the year. We have considered the levels of training and competition performances the athletes have been doing and as such have defined them as the Performance, Advanced and Development athletes. Performance athletes Serg and Elena have been able to compete at a Master Grade level at National competition and were able to show this level or close to it at International competitions. Advanced athletes Thomas Ashmore, Bailey Groves, and Hayley Chapman will be able to shoot at a Master Grade level in the near future. Olivia Erickson and Sascha Kroopin are our Development Athletes and we look forward to their future results. Two athletes from the program, Sergei Evglevski and Elena Galiabovitch, were selected to the Australian Team for the Commonwealth Games. Another five athletes– Kerry Bell, David Chapman, Daniel Repacholi, Bruce Quick and Lalita Yauhleuskaya–were also selected. The team combined experience (Daniel, David, Bruce and Lalita) and fresh talent in shooters that had not yet competed at a Commonwealth
Games (Sergei, Kerry and Elena). After selection to the Team all of the athletes participated in our training camp in Brisbane. There we had a good time sharing our time staying in one house, training, and supporting each other. It was very important for me to share with the athletes (without any doubt) all matters. For example, when I saw that Kerry was getting concerned about performance in competition, I spoke to Daniel and asked him to take Kerry and share his experience with Kerry to help him to relax. I would not be able to do this if we did not trust each other. Kerry achieved a medal making us stronger together. Both the experienced athletes and newcomers performed well - five medals! Daniel, gold (very deserved); Elena, silver and bronze (reward for sacrifices); Kerry, silver (I think surprising himself); and Serg, silver (exciting us all for the future). It is a great result and payment for all who were involved in our preparation across SA, PA, the QLD Pistol Association, and individual athlete coaches. The second big competition was the World Championship. There were three athletes that achieved selection: Serg Evglevski (shooting domestically and internationally with benchmark scores and winning the 2018 University World Championship with 584 points), Elena Galiabovitch (having performed well at the ISSF World Cup in Changwon winning the Gold Medal with a score of 583 points), and Dina Aspandiyarova (one of our best air pistol shooters, who shot the best score in the 2018 SA Open). Elena shot her second best international qualifying score of 581 points and came 24th. It was a solid performance. Sergei made a great effort in competition and I am looking forward to seeing his progress in coming
years. For Dina I saw hard work and a desire to do her best. I consider the results satisfactory and promising for the future. At this stage I wish to report a work our program has done for the year with the shooters and the coaches. As there were many different competitions at the same time, we have involved the coaches to assist in preparation for the Junior ISSF World Cup in Sydney and the 2018 University World Championship. Alex Kupke (QLD), David Chapman (SA), Annette Woodward (VIC), and Mike Giustiniano (WA) have done extremely well assisting our athletes in Malaysia and in Sydney. In 2017 PA changed the development program with an aim to build up a structure that will be joining all work through the clubs, States, PA and SA. Because of this SA involved the best athletes from former PA Development squad in training and competition together with the High Performance Program athletes starting in January 2018. These athletes were Kerry Bell, Alison Heinrich, Scott Anderson, Civon Smith, and Damien Downing. All of them are doing better and their participation is appreciated. We are learning how to train, how to plan training sessions, how to manage during the matches. Good scores in the competition show obvious progress. I hope the employment of the National Development Coach will give us an opportunity to complete our common task of providing athletes and coaches at a high standard in training and coaching education.
the Youth Olympic Games. Recent performances from other shooters in the State Championships and Opens have been very good: Bailey Groves (580 points in the Air Pistol match at the WA State Championships), Thomas Ashmore (576 points in Rapid Fire in Yarra PC Open), and Olivia Erickson (574 points in the Air Pistol match). We are there and we will be better. Thank you SA and PA Management for your on-going support of our athletes. Thank you athletes who desire to be the best. Thank you all who helped us to be better. To Brisbane International Pistol Club, Canberra National Pistol Club, Melbourne International Pistol Club, Oakleigh Pistol Club for providing the ranges and making us welcomed. Thank you individuals, administrators, coaches, and former shooters for your time - Ray Andrews, Cath Fettell, Michele and Ben Sandstrom, David More and David Chapman, Alex Kupke and Annette Woodward, Bruce Favell and Mike Giustiniano, Steve Blackburn and many, many more.
VLADIMIR GALIABOVITCH PISTOL NATIONAL COACH
In conclusion, the work we have done together this year is good. Our athletes have won five medals in the Commonwealth Games, Elena has won the ISSF World Cup, Sergei is the 2018 University World Champion, and Olivia Erickson has qualified for
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COACH’S REPORT PARASHOOTING
At the WSPS World Championship in Korea Glen McMurtrie made the final with an excellent performance in R1 (Air Rifle Standing) and finished in 5th place. Anton Zappelli made the final in R3 (Air Rifle Prone) and won the first quota for Tokyo 2020. In the team event, our team in R3 (Air Rifle Prone), Zappelli, Smith and McMurtrie won the Silver Medal.
In France at the last WSPS World Cup in 2018, our team of four – Zappelli, Smith, McMurtrie and Pitt were joined by our new para trap team mates who all performed their very best. Natalie Smith winning the Gold Medal in R2 (Air Rifle Standing) after an excellent performance in qualification of 619.5 (New AUS record) and even better in the final where she won 3 shoot-offs. After Zappelli’s quota in Korea Natalie won the second quota for Australia. In P3 (25m Pistol) Chris Pitt made the final with a very good score and took the Bronze Medal in a very exciting final. Glen McMurtrie made another final for our team, finishing 5th, just missing another quota for Australia. Another Gold was won by Scottie Brydon in the PT1 Mixed Trap seated.
In December 2017 our new A4G Squad was announced with five Para-Shooting athletes invited to the Squad: 1. Natalie Smith QLD / Rifle / SH1 2. Anton Zappelli WA / Rifle / SH1 3. Glen McMurtrie QLD / Rifle / SH1 4. Christopher Pitt QLD / Pistol / SH1 5. Luke Cain VIC/ Rifle / SH2 All athletes in SA A4G Squad received an agreed individualised Athlete Performance Plan and competitions calendar provided by the National Coach. As per the individual plans and Selection Policy, SA selected athletes for the WSPS World Championship and World Cups in 2018 as below: Al Ain UAE (March) Anton Zappelli, Glen McMurtrie, Luke Cain and Chris Pitt World Championship in Korea (May) Anton Zappelli, Glen McMurtrie, Natalie Smith, Luke Cain and Chris Pitt France (September) Anton Zappelli, Glen McMurtrie, Natalie Smith and Chris Pitt
France was the last competition where I led the team as National Head Coach, as I am retiring after more than 20 years leading our ISSF and IPC Teams. During this time our athletes have won 30 (13 Gold, 6 Silver and 11 Bronze) medals at Olympics, World Championships, World Cups and Commonwealth Games in ISSF events, and 83 (26 Gold, 33 Silver, 24 Bronze) medals at the Paralympics, World Champs and World Cups in IPC events. Thank you very, very much to for all your support over the years.
MIROSLAV SIPEK PARA-SHOOTING NATIONAL COACH
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THE 2017 SHOOTING AUSTRALIA AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE The Shooting Australia Awards of Excellence function took place at the newly-redeveloped Belmont Shooting Complex in Queensland on Sunday 3 December. Hosted by Annabelle Williams OAM the event acknowledged the year’s achievements from High Performance Athletes, Coaches and Volunteers, and saw the Ashley Adams Perpetual Trophy awarded to the Athlete of the Year.
Athlete of the Year Recipient of the Ashley Adams Perpetual Trophy PENNY SMITH Female Shooter of the Year PENNY SMITH Male Shooter of the Year JAMES WILLETT Para-shooters of the Year CHRIS PITT AND ANTON ZAPELLI Junior Pistol Athlete of the Year SERGEI EVGLEVSKI Junior Rifle Athlete of the Year ALEX HOBERG Junior Shotgun Athlete of the Year JACK WALLACE Volunteer of the Year KATHY CAIN Official of the Year SHARON REYNOLDS Coach of the Year DEAN BRUS A Fellowship Award was also presented this year, awarded to an individual who made a significant contribution to advancing the sport of target shooting. The 2017 Fellowship Award was awarded to ROD SAMPSON
FINANCIAL REPORT Australian International Shooting Ltd - Trading as Shooting Australia
FINANCIAL STATEMENTS For the Year Ended 30 June 2018
CONTENTS Directors’ Report Auditor’s Independence Declaration under Section 307C of the Corporations Act 2001 Statement of Profit or Loss and Other Comprehensive Deficit Statement of Financial Position Statement of Changes in Equity Statement of Cash Flows Notes to the Financial Statements Directors’ Declaration Independent Audit Report
DIRECTORS’ REPORT 30 JUNE 2018 The directors present their report on Australian International Shooting Ltd - Trading as Shooting Australia for the financial year ended 30 June 2018.
1. GENERAL INFORMATION
DIRECTORS The names of the directors in office at any time during, or since the end of, the year are: Catherine Fettell Bruce Scott Alan Smith Catherine Clark Andrew Sims - Appointed 1 August 2017 Clive Pugh - Appointed 1 August 2017 Directors have been in office since the start of the financial year to the date of this report unless otherwise stated.
INFORMATION ON DIRECTORS The names of each person who has been a director during the year and to the date of this report are: Catherine Fettell Experience: The President of Shooting Australia since 2012 and a member of the Board since 2011. Cath is an experienced Director having also been the President of Pistol Australia from 2004 to 2011 and has held numerous other Director roles at National, State and Club level. Awarded the Australian Sports Medal by the Australian Government in 2000 for recognition of services to shooting, she currently sits on the Firearms Industry Reference Group and is the Australian representative to the International Shooting Sport Federation and Oceania Shooting Federation.
Bruce Scott Experience: A former Australian Defence Force Senior Officer with 42 years of military experience and an experienced board director of the Australian Military Bank with current chair responsibilities for bank audit and renewal committees. He has represented Australia internationally as a long range target rifle shooter (both as an individual, coach and team member) 1997 - 2007. He is a Commonwealth Games Gold and Silver Medallist, multiple Townsville Sports Star of the Year Award winner and has been either Chairman or Deputy Chairman of the North Queensland Rifle Association since 2003. Alan Smith Experience: The current President of Queensland Target Sports, the President of Commonwealth Games Australia Queensland Branch and delegate to the Queensland Olympic Committee. Alan is also an accomplished athlete and coach having represented Australia on the international stage and being a Commonwealth Games Medallist. Catherine Clark Experience: An experienced Board Director, CEO, and Senior Executive with previous roles in Australian and New Zealand Governments and leadership posts in national and international sports organisations. Catherine excels at leading change and innovation Catherine is the current CEO of Netball Queensland and has also previously held the role of CEO of Gymnastics Australia. Andrew Sims Experience: An experienced Director and past Chairman with 15 years’ Board experience and 30 years’ senior executive experience. His CEO and senior management experience was focussed in the infrastructure investment, funds management and finance sectors. He describes himself
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as a lifelong and avid competitive shooter, having pursued the sport of shooting in three different countries and is a state and Australian representative. Clive Pugh Experience: An experienced Director and Senior Manager with experience on a number of not for profit and Association Boards. He has experience in commercial dealings in sales, marketing and finance in international markets as well as leading wholesale and manufacturing business in Australia. He has been actively involved in the shooting industry for more than 10 years and has a sound understanding of the challenges facing the sport from a commercial, regulatory and governance point of view. Directors have been in office since the start of the financial year to the date of this report unless otherwise stated.
2. OTHER ITEMS
Signed in accordance with a resolution of the Board of Directors:
SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN STATE OF AFFAIRS There have been no significant changes in the state of affairs of the Company during the year.
EVENTS AFTER THE REPORTING DATE No matters or circumstances have arisen since the end of the financial year which significantly affected or could significantly affect the operations of the Company, the results of those operations or the state of affairs of the Company in future financial years.
MEETINGS OF DIRECTORS During the financial year, 7 meetings of directors were held. Attendances by each director during the year were as follows:
PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES The principal activity of Australian International Shooting Ltd - Trading as Shooting Australia during the financial year was to support competition shooting sports opportunities. No significant changes in the nature of the Company’s activity occurred during the financial year.
CATHERINE FETTELL DIRECTOR
DIRECTOR MEETINGS Number eligible to attend
ANDREW SIMS DIRECTOR Dated this 26th day of September 2018 Auditor’s Independence Declaration under Section 307C of the Corporations Act 2001 to the Directors of Australian International Shooting Ltd Trading as Shooting Australia I declare that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, during the year ended 30 June 2018, there have been: (i) no contraventions of the auditor independence requirements as set out in the Corporations Act 2001 in relation to the audit; and (ii) no contraventions of any applicable code of professional conduct in relation to the audit. BENTLEYS SA AUDIT PARTNERSHIP
MEMBERS’ GUARANTEE Australian International Shooting Ltd - Trading as Shooting Australia is a company limited by guarantee. In the event of, and for the purpose of winding up of the company, the amount capable of being called up from each member and any person or association who ceased to be a member in the year prior to the winding up, is limited to $10 for members that are corporations and $10 for all other members, subject to the provisions of the company’s constitution.
AUDITOR’S INDEPENDENCE DECLARATION The auditor’s independence declaration in accordance with section 307C of the Corporations Act 2001, for the year ended 30 June 2018 has been received and can be found on page 4 of the financial report.
DAVID FRANCIS PARTNER 26th September 2018 Level 2, 139 Frome Street ADELAIDE SA 5000
FINANCIAL REPORT STATEMENT OF PROFIT OR LOSS AND OTHER COMPREHENSIVE DEFICIT FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2018
Pathways / participation
Administrative wages Depreciation and amortisation expense Other expenses Board / Governance expense High performance
TOTAL COMPREHENSIVE DEFICIT FOR THE YEAR
STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION 30 JUNE 2018
CURRENT ASSETS Cash and cash equivalents
Trade and other receivables
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS NON-CURRENT ASSETS Property, plant and equipment
TOTAL NON-CURRENT ASSETS TOTAL ASSETS
Retained Earnings ($)
Balance at 1 July, 2017
Profit attributable to members of the entity
BALANCE AT 30 JUNE 2018
Retained Earnings ($)
Purchase of financial assets
Proceeds from sale of asset
Proceeds from sale of financial asset
Net cash used by investing activities
Repayment of borrowings
Proceeds from borrowings
Profit attributable to members of the entity BALANCE AT 30 JUNE 2017
STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2018
Note CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES: Receipts from customers Payments to suppliers and employees Interest received NET CASH PROVIDED BY/(USED IN) OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Other financial liabilities
Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents held
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year
TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES 10
EQUITY Retained earnings
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CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
TOTAL NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES
Balance at 1 July, 2016
Trade and other payables
Payment for property plant & equipment
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2018
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Cash and cash equivalents at end of financial year
FINANCIAL REPORT NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2018 The financial report covers Australian International Shooting Ltd - Trading as Shooting Australia as an individual entity. Australian International Shooting Ltd - Trading as Shooting Australia is a not-for-profit Company limited by guarantee, incorporated and domiciled in Australia. The functional and presentation currency of Australian International Shooting Ltd - Trading as Shooting Australia is Australian dollars. Comparatives are consistent with prior years, unless otherwise stated.
1. BASIS OF PREPARATION In the Directors opinion, the Company is not a reporting entity since there are unlikely to exist users of the financial statements who are not able to command the preparation of reports tailored so as to satisfy specifically all of their information needs. This special purpose financial report has been prepared to meet the reporting requirements of the Corporations Act 2001. The financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the recognition and measurement requirements of the Australian Accounting Standards and Accounting Interpretations, and the disclosure requirements of AASB 101 Presentation of Financial Statements, AASB 107 Statement of Cash Flows, AASB 108 Accounting Policies, Changes in Accounting Estimates and Errors and AASB 1054 Australian Additional Disclosures.
2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (a) Income Tax The Company is exempt from income tax under Division 50 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. (b) Revenue and other income Revenue is recognised when the amount of the revenue can be measured reliably, it is probable that economic benefits associated with the transaction will flow to the Company and specific criteria relating to the type of revenue as noted below, has been satisfied. Revenue is measured at the fair value of the consideration received or receivable and is presented net of returns, discounts and rebates.
All revenue is stated net of the amount of goods and services tax (GST). Interest revenue Interest is recognised using the effective interest method. (c) Goods and services tax (GST) Revenue, expenses and assets are recognised net of the amount of goods and services tax (GST), except where the amount of GST incurred is not recoverable from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). Receivables and payable are stated inclusive of GST. The net amount of GST recoverable from, or payable to, the ATO is included as part of receivables or payables in the statement of financial position.
loans and receivables;
Depreciation Property, plant and equipment, excluding freehold land, is depreciated on a straight-line basis over the assets useful life to the Company, commencing when the asset is ready for use. Leased assets and leasehold improvements are amortised over the shorter of either the unexpired period of the lease or their estimated useful life. The depreciation rates used for each class of depreciable asset are shown below: Fixed asset class
Furniture, Fixtures and Fittings
Diagnostic Equipment Leasehold improvements
33% term of lease
Cash flows in the statement of cash flows are included on a gross basis and the GST component of cash flows arising from investing and financing activities which is recoverable from, or payable to, the taxation authority is classified as operating cash flows.
At the end of each annual reporting period, the depreciation method, useful life and residual value of each asset is reviewed. Any revisions are accounted for prospectively as a change in estimate.
(d) Property, plant and equipment
(e) Financial instruments
Each class of property, plant and equipment is carried at cost or fair value less, where applicable, any accumulated depreciation and impairment.
Financial instruments are recognised initially using trade date accounting, i.e. on the date that the Company becomes party to the contractual provisions of the instrument.
Where the cost model is used, the asset is carried at its cost less any accumulated depreciation and any impairment losses. Costs include purchase price, other directly attributable costs and the initial estimate of the costs of dismantling and restoring the asset, where applicable.
On initial recognition, all financial instruments are measured at fair value plus transaction costs (except for instruments measured at fair value through profit or loss where transaction costs are expensed as incurred).
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Financial Assets Financial assets are divided into the following categories which are described in detail below:
Financial assets are assigned to the different categories on initial recognition, depending on the characteristics of the instrument and its purpose. A financial instrument’s category is relevant to the way it is measured and whether any resulting income and expenses are recognised in profit or loss or in other comprehensive income. All income and expenses relating to financial assets are recognised in the statement of profit or loss and other comprehensive deficit in the ‘finance income’ or ‘finance costs’ line item respectively. Loans and receivables Loans and receivables are nonderivative financial assets with fixed or determinable payments that are not quoted in an active market. They arise principally through the provision of goods and services to customers but also incorporate other types of contractual monetary assets. After initial recognition these are measured at amortised cost using the effective interest method, less provision for impairment. Any change in their value is recognised in profit or loss. The Company’s trade and other receivables fall into this category of financial instruments. Significant receivables are considered for impairment on an individual asset basis when they are past due at the reporting date or when objective evidence is received that a specific counterparty will default.
In some circumstances, the Company renegotiates repayment terms with customers which may lead to changes in the timing of the payments, the Company does not necessarily consider the balance to be impaired, however assessment is made on a case-by-case basis. Financial liabilities The Company‘s financial liabilities include borrowings, trade and other payables (including finance lease liabilities), which are measured at amortised cost using the effective interest rate method. Impairment of financial assets At the end of the reporting period the Company assesses whether there is any objective evidence that a financial asset or group of financial assets is impaired. Financial assets at amortised cost If there is objective evidence that an impairment loss on financial assets carried at amortised cost has been incurred, the amount of the loss is measured as the difference between the asset’s carrying amount and the present value of the estimated future cash flows discounted at the financial assets original effective interest rate. Impairment on loans and receivables is reduced through the use of an allowance accounts, all other impairment losses on financial assets at amortised cost are taken directly to the asset. Subsequent recoveries of amounts previously written off are credited against other expenses in profit or loss.
The amount of the impairment is the difference between the net carrying amount and the present value of the future expected cash flows associated with the impaired receivable.
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2018 (f) Impairment of non-financial assets At the end of each reporting period the Company determines whether there is an evidence of an impairment indicator for non-financial assets. Where the recoverable amount is less than the carrying amount, an impairment loss is recognised in profit or loss.
3. CRITICAL ACCOUNTING ESTIMATES AND JUDGMENTS
4. REVENUE AND OTHER INCOME
Cash and cash equivalents comprises cash on hand, demand deposits and short-term investments which are readily convertible to known amounts of cash and which are subject to an insignificant risk of change in value.
Carry forward funding
Interest received OTHER REVENUE Grants
These estimates and judgements are based on the best information available at the time of preparing the financial statements, however as additional information is known then the actual results may differ from the estimates.
(g) Cash and cash equivalents
The directors make estimates and judgements during the preparation of these financial statements regarding assumptions about current and future events affecting transactions and balances.
Reversal indicators are considered in subsequent periods for all assets which have suffered an impairment loss.
ISSF event entry income
5. CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS Cash at bank and in hand Short-term deposits
6. TRADE AND OTHER RECEIVABLES Trade receivables
(h) Employee benefits
Provision is made for the Companyâ€™s liability for employee benefits arising from services rendered by employees to the end of the reporting period. Employee benefits have been measured at the amounts expected to be paid when the liability is settled.
TOTAL TRADE AND OTHER RECEIVABLES
The carrying value of trade receivables is considered a reasonable approximation of fair value due to the short-term nature of the balances. The maximum exposure to credit risk at the reporting date is the fair value of each class of receivable in the financial statements.
Employee benefits are presented as current liabilities in the statement of financial position if the Company does not have an unconditional right to defer settlement of the liability for at least twelve months after the reporting date regardless of the classification of the liability for measurement purposes under AASB 119 Employee Benefits. A liability for long service leave is recognised after an employee has completed five years of service based on remuneration rates current at the end of the reporting period.
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7. PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT
10. EMPLOYEE BENEFITS PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT
CURRENT LIABILITIES LEASEHOLD IMPROVEMENTS At fair value
Long service leave -
Total current employee benefits
Total leasehold improvements
Long service leave
Total non-current employee benefits
Income in advance
TOTAL OTHER FINANCIAL LIABILITIES
TARGET EQUIPMENT At cost
Accumulated depreciation Total target equipment
11. OTHER FINANCIAL LIABILITIES
FURNITURE, FIXTURES AND FITTINGS At cost Accumulated depreciation Total furniture, fixtures and fittings
12. MEMBERSâ€™ GUARANTEE
The Company is incorporated under the Corporations Act 2001 and is a Company limited by guarantee. If the Company is wound up, the constitution states that each member is required to contribute a maximum of $ 10 each towards meeting any outstandings and obligations of the Company.
13. KEY MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL DISCLOSURES
The totals of remuneration paid to the key management personnel of Australian International Shooting Ltd - Trading as Shooting Australia during the year are as follows:
OFFICE EQUIPMENT At cost Accumulated depreciation Total office equipment DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT At cost
$50,001 - $100,000
$101,000 - $150,000
Profit for the year
NON-CASH FLOWS IN PROFIT:
Total diagnostic equipment TOTAL PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT
9. TRADE AND OTHER PAYABLES
In the opinion of the Directors, the Company did not have any contingencies at 30 June 2018 (30 June, 2017:None).
15. CASH FLOW INFORMATION
(a) Reconciliation of result for the year to cashflows from operating activities 2018 ($)
net loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment
(increase)/decrease in trade and other receivables
(increase)/decrease in other assets
increase/(decrease) in income in advance
TOTAL TRADE AND OTHER PAYABLES
increase/(decrease) in trade and other payables
Trade and other payables are unsecured, non-interest bearing and are normally settled within 30 days. The carrying amounts are considered to be a reasonable approximation of fair value.
8. INTANGIBLE ASSETS
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CHANGES IN ASSETS AND LIABILITIES:
increase/(decrease) in provisions CASHFLOWS FROM OPERATIONS
16. STATUTORY INFORMATION
The registered office and principal place of business of the company is: Australian International Shooting Ltd 28 Greenhill Road WAYVILLE SA 5034
The directors have determined that the Company is not a reporting entity and that these special purpose financial statements should be prepared in accordance with the accounting policies described in Note 2 of the financial statements. The directors of the Company declare that: 1. The financial statements and notes, as set out on pages 5 to 15, are in accordance with the Corporations Act 2001 and: (a) comply with Australian Accounting Standards as stated in Note 1; and (b) give a true and fair view of the financial position as at 30 June 2018 and of the performance for the year ended on that date in accordance with the accounting policy described in Note 2 of the financial statements. 2. In the directors’ opinion, there are reasonable grounds to believe that the Company will be able to pay its debts as and when they become due and payable.
INDEPENDENT AUDIT REPORT TO THE MEMBERS OF AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL SHOOTING LTD - TRADING AS SHOOTING AUSTRALIA
Report on the Audit of the Financial Report Opinion We have audited the accompanying financial report, being a special purpose financial report of Australian International Shooting Ltd - Trading as Shooting Australia (the Company), which comprises the statement of financial position as at 30 June 2018, the statement of profit or loss and other comprehensive deficit, the statement of changes in equity and the statement of cash flows for the year then ended, and notes to the financial statements, including a summary of significant accounting policies, and the directors’ declaration. In our opinion, the accompanying financial report of the Company is in accordance with the Corporations Act 2001, including:
This declaration is made in accordance with a resolution of the Board of Directors.
(i) giving a true and fair view of the Company’s financial position as at 30 June 2018 and of its financial performance for the year ended; and
(ii) complying with Australian Accounting Standards to the extent described in Note 1 and the Corporations Regulations 2001.
Basis for Opinion We conducted our audit in accordance with Australian Auditing Standards. Our responsibilities under those standards are further described in the Auditor’s Responsibilities for the Audit of the Financial Report section of our report. We are independent of the Company in accordance with the auditor independence requirements of the Corporations Act 2001 and the ethical requirements of the Accounting Professional and Ethical Standards Board’s APES 110 Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants (the Code) that are relevant to our audit of the financial report in Australia. We have also fulfilled our other ethical responsibilities in accordance with the Code. We confirm that the independence declaration required by the Corporations Act 2001, which has been given to the directors of the Company, would be in the same terms if given to the directors as at the time of this auditor’s report. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our opinion. Emphasis of Matter - Basis of Accounting
Director Dated this 26th day of September 2018
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We draw attention to Note 1 to the financial report, which describes the basis of accounting. The financial report has been prepared for the purpose of fulfilling the directors’ financial reporting responsibilities under the Corporations Act 2001. As a result, the financial report may not be suitable for another purpose. Our opinion is not modified in respect of this matter.
INDEPENDENT AUDIT REPORT TO THE MEMBERS OF AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL SHOOTING LTD - TRADING AS SHOOTING AUSTRALIA Responsibilities of Directors for the Financial Report The directors of the Company are responsible for the preparation of the financial report that gives a true and fair view and have determined that the basis of preparation described in Note 1 to the financial report is appropriate to meet the requirements of the Corporations Act 2001 and is appropriate to meet the needs of the members. The directors’ responsibility also includes such internal control as the directors determine necessary to enable the preparation of a financial report that gives a true and fair view and is free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error. In preparing the financial report, the directors are responsible for assessing the the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern, disclosing, as applicable, matters related to going concern and using the going concern basis of accounting unless the directors either intend to liquidate the Company or to cease operations, or have no realistic alternative but to do so. Auditor’s Responsibilities for the Audit of the Financial Report Our objectives are to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial report as a whole is free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error, and to issue an auditor’s report that includes our opinion. Reasonable assurance is a high level of assurance, but is not a guarantee that an audit conducted in
uncertainty exists related to events or conditions that may cast significant doubt on the company’s ability to continue as a going concern. If we conclude that a material uncertainty exists, we are required to draw attention in our auditor’s report to the related disclosures in the financial report or, if such disclosures are inadequate, to modify our opinion. Our conclusions are based on the audit evidence obtained up to the date of our auditor’s report. However, future events or conditions may cause the company to cease to continue as a going concern.
accordance with Australian Auditing Standards will always detect a material misstatement when it exists. Misstatements can arise from fraud or error and are considered material if, individually or in the aggregate, they could reasonably be expected to influence the economic decisions of users taken on the basis of the financial report. As part of an audit in accordance with the Australian Auditing Standards, we exercise professional judgment and maintain professional scepticism throughout the audit. We also: Identify and assess the risks of material misstatement of the financial report, whether due to fraud or error, design and perform audit procedures responsive to those risks, and obtain audit evidence that is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our opinion. The risk of not detecting a material misstatement resulting from fraud is higher than for one resulting from error, as fraud may involve collusion, forgery, intentional omissions, misrepresentations, or the override of internal control.
Evaluate the overall presentation, structure and content of the financial report, including the disclosures, and whether the financial report represents the underlying transactions and events in a manner that achieves fair presentation. We communicate with the directors regarding, among other matters, the planned scope and timing of the audit and significant audit findings, including any significant deficiencies in internal control that we identify during our audit.
Obtain an understanding of internal control relevant to the audit in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the company’s internal control.
BENTLEYS SA AUDIT PARTNERSHIP
Evaluate the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of accounting estimates and related disclosures made by the directors.
DAVID FRANCIS PARTNER Dated this 26th day of September 2018
Conclude on the appropriateness of the directors’ use of the going concern basis of accounting and, based on the audit evidence obtained, whether a material
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MARSH ADVANTAGE INSURANCE REPORT This report is presented as an overview of the last twelve months sponsored income to Australian International Shooting Ltd, t/as Shooting Australia. We have summarized the current participation data for the period September 2017 to September 2018 and provided commentary on the number of policies and income compared to previous years. The data reviewed has produced an increase in participation with Shooting Australiaâ€™s income increasing from $16,300.12 in 2016 to $19,148.51 in 2018. Increased participation by member Associations in the member based firearms general property policy and the ACTA participating in the General Insurance program during the past twelve months has contributed to this increase. We trust you will find this report beneficial and welcome your feedback.
THREE YEARS INCOME SUMMARY Private & Commercial Business 30 September 2015 to 30 September 2016 POLICIES 198
Premium Earned ($) $355,630
Net Income to AISL ($) $15,419.02
Private & Commercial Business 30 September 2016 to 30 September 2017 POLICIES
Premium Earned ($)
Net Income to AISL ($) $16,300.12
Private & Commercial Business 30 September 2017 to 30 September 2018 POLICIES
Premium Earned ($)
Net Income to AISL ($) $19,148.51
MARSH ADVANTAGE INSURANCE PTY LTD Level 6, 70 Frankin Street Adelaide, South Australia, Australia All correspondence to: GPO Box 2637, Adelaide SA 5001
ROBERT LOW MANAGER SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT MARSH ADVANTAGE INSURANCE PTY LTD
T: 61 8 8385 3588 F: 61 8 8211 8785 E: email@example.com
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