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CURRENT JUNIOR WORLD RECORD HOLDER JAMES WILLETT PLACED FOURTH IN DOUBLE TRAP MEN AT THE 2015 ISSF SHOTGUN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN LONATO, ITALY.

P H O T O C R E D I T: I S S F / N I C O L O Z A N G I R O L A M I

A u st r a l i a n In t e r n a t i o n a l S h o o t i n g L i mi t e d t r a d i n g a s S h o o t ing A ustr a l i a


WHOLE OF

SPORT GOVERNANCE REVIEW Shooting Australia, with the support of the Australian Sports Commission, is undertaking a Whole of Sport Governance Review, which will take place through 2015 and 2016. This will not only look at Shooting Australia’s governance, but also its interactions with Member Bodies, and how they are governed. This review will ensure that the sport of shooting is well positioned to face the challenges and seize the opportunities that lie ahead.

Overview Shooting Australia has a unique and complex governance structure that exists of five Member Bodies, each National Sporting Organisations in their own right, affiliating to Shooting Australia. Beneath this layer of five Member Bodies exists five different structures involving State and Territory organisations, clubs and a myriad of different governance structures. Shooting Australia has moved significantly to adopt and operate under the 1ASC’s Mandatory Sports Governance Principles (the Principles). There are however a few Principles relating to alignment that have not been addressed. This review will allow Shooting Australia and the Member Bodies to proactively address the remaining principles to position the sport for a successful future. This future will ensure an alignment with the high performance strategy of the 2ASC, ‘Australia’s Winning Edge’.

Scope 1. Analyse the individual and collective governance structures across Shooting Australia and the Member Bodies (including Associate Member) and the effectiveness and efficiency of the current model. 2. Analyse and identify how Shooting Australia can work with Member Bodies to achieve the Principles: a) A single national entity for all forms of the sport – from juniors through to high performance – with horizontal integration of sport disciplines. b) Where sports have a federated structure, all parts of the federation must demonstrate they are working in cohesion and adhere to a strategic direction set by the national entity to maximise the interests of the sport. c) Shooting Australia to report consolidated national financial accounts annually to the ASC in addition to national entity information. 3. Analyse and evaluate the whole of sport decision making process, including policy development, to identify duplication, gaps, friction and inefficiencies.

The Outcomes of the Review As a result of undertaking this review, it is intended that two outcomes will be reached: 1. The collective sports of Shooting across Australia will have a clear path to be aligned in purpose, strategy and delivery of the sport; 2. The sport of Shooting will become more effective and efficient through the development and implementation of a contemporary and appropriate governance structure.

1 Australian Sports Commission Mandatory Sports Governance Principles

2 Australian Sports Commission Australia’s Winning Edge. “our game plan for moving from world class to world best”


MESSAGE FROM

THE AUSTRALIAN SPORTS COMMISSION

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he past year has seen considerable success and progress for Australian sport on the world stage, for the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) and our elite sport partners and athletes. The Government’s 2014–15 investment of nearly $120 million continues to be refined to ensure funding is aligned to sports with the greatest potential to contribute to Australia’s Winning Edge 2012-2022 targets and maximise our chances at success. Since Winning Edge was launched, the AIS re-allocated $20 million of high performance funding among sports and boosted direct athlete funding (dAIS) by $3.6 million or 40 per cent.

In March the Commission launched Play.Sport.Australia. – our plan to help NSOs build participation in sport and make sure all Australians enjoy its benefits. Sports have the opportunity to attract more than 4.5 million Australians into their communities. It’s important that we work together to ensure that more Australians, particularly young Australians, participate in sport more often and that we have strong organisations that deliver the products and opportunities Australians want.

As our attention starts to focus on Rio and the major events leading up to the Games, I look forward to the ASC teaming up with your organisation to help put our athletes in the best possible position and enhance our chances of success. SHOOTING AUSTR ALIA | ANNUAL REPORT 2014/15

The Sports Tally 2015 – the annual report card for Australian sports – revealed promising signs as we gear up for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, while highlighting some of the challenges presented by our performance at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Some highlights in 2014-15 included: • Personal excellence – The most significant athlete wellbeing program in AIS history, incorporating myAISPlaybook – a new high performance athlete learning and development platform. • AIS Sports Draft – Athletes selected in this fast-tracked development came together at the AIS to share their journeys as they transition to Olympic or Commonwealth Games sports. • AIS Centre for Performance Coaching and Leadership – More than 45 coaches graduated from the centre, providing development and mentoring for our brightest coaches and administrators.

JOHN WYLIE AM CHAIR AUSTRALIAN SPORTS COMMISSION

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PRESIDENT’S REPORT

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CEO’S REPORT

10

HIGH PERFORMANCE MANAGER’S REPORT

17

COACHES REPORTS

26

OPERATIONS MANAGER’S REPORT

28

MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER’S REPORT

30

COMMITTEE REPORTS

34

IPC WORLD CUP, SYDNEY, OPENING CEREMONY

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GOVERNANCE REPORT

40

FINANCIAL REPORT

58

MARSH INSURANCE REPORT

63

AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE


PRESIDENT’S REPORT

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t is a pleasure to be able to report another successful year for Shooting Australia (SA). This past year we have seen multiple successes by our athletes on the international stage, continued strong support from the Australian Sports Commission (ASC), Australian Olympic Committee (AOC), Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) and Australian Commonwealth Games Association (ACGA), and also new appointments to the Board of Directors and key positions in the SA Office. ISSF General Assembly in December 2014 At the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) General Assembly in Munich in December 2014 two SA nominees were elected to ISSF Section Committees. Gleniss Lawrence was elected to the Shotgun Committee and Sharon Reynolds to the Pistol Committee.

As at the beginning of October, four SA athletes ranked in the top 15 in the ISSF World Ranking. They include Warren Potent who is ranked 4th in 50m Rifle Prone Men; Laetisha Scanlan ranked 5th in Trap Women, James Willett ranked 5th in Double Trap Men and Michael Diamond ranked 13th in Trap Men.

Also as at the beginning of October, Australia has won four quota places for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and seven quota places for the Rio Paralympic Games. For the Paralympics this is one more than we had at the same time for the 2012 London Games. Several opportunities await our athletes for further quota places at the 2015 Oceania Shooting Federation Championships (OSFC) in November at the Sydney International Shooting Centre (SISC) and further 2015 and 2016 World Cups. Our junior athletes put in exceptional performances at the ISSF Junior Cup with James Willett winning the Bronze medal in Double Trap Men Junior and Sergei Yauhlevski winning the Bronze medal in 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men Junior. And in further recent good news, SA has been awarded the right to host a 2018 ISSF Junior World Cup.

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Athlete International Success Our athletes have again made their mark at international competitions this past year. At different points in time in 2015 our athletes have ranked highly on the world stage of ISSF World Rankings.

In the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Ranking, SA athletes hold six ranks in the top 15. These include: In R2 Women’s 10m Air Rifle standing SH1: Natalie Smith 1st and Elizabeth Kosmala 3rd; In R4 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle standing SH2: Bradley Mark 7th and Luke Cain 8th; In R8 - Women’s 50m Sport Rifle 3 Positions SH1: Natalie Smith 2nd, and in P3 - Mixed 25m Pistol SH1: Christopher Pitt 12th.

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PRESIDENT’S REPORT Australian fullbore rifle has another World Champion in 2015. At the World Individual Long Range Championships held at Camp Perry, USA, in August, Australians Ben Emms and Matthew Pozzebon finished 1st and 3rd respectively. Ben is the first Australian to win this World Championship which was introduced in 1992.

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Pozzebon did Australia proud when he won the 2015 US National Fullbore Championship title, an event that Emms had won in 2014. Other impressive Australian results in the World Championships included Angus Martin 3rd in the Under 21 years and Jess Bales 4th in the Under 25 years.

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In September SA hosted a very successful 2015 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Cup at SISC. In all, 238 athletes and officials participated in the IPC World Cup, 14 of these being Australian athletes and officials. Australia won two individual medals and two team medals. Bradley Mark won Silver in the R5 10m Air Rifle Prone Mixed SH2, and Bronze in the R4 10m Air Rifle Mixed SH2. In the teams’ events Bradley Mark combined with Luke Cain and Tracey Jackson to win Silver in the R4 10m Air Rifle Mixed SH2 and Bronze in R5 10m Air Rifle Prone Mixed SH2 event. The tragic loss earlier in the year of our great Paralympian Ashley Adams was reflected upon with sincere respect at the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney IPC World Cup.

At the recent ISSF Shotgun World Championships in Lonato, Italy, Australian junior James Willett finished 4th in the Double Trap Men’s event after a tie and shoot-off for the Bronze medal. Member Body Athlete Development The Aiming4Gold Funding Initiative that provides funding to Member Bodies for athlete development programs that contribute to the achievement of targets as set out in the ASC’s ‘Australia’s Winning Edge’ has gained momentum throughout the past year. Development programs that include group training camps and individual athlete training programs are underway with Member Bodies at different levels of progress in their programs. Australian Sports Commission Throughout the year SA has continued to work with the ASC to demonstrate the required greater levels of accountability for performance results, improved governance structures and revised reporting and monitoring requirements. The ASC requires sports to adhere to the Mandatory Sports Governance Principles (MSGP) which underpin the governance regulations within national sporting organisations (NSOs). This year the ASC updated the MSGPs which are now in effect and are available on the ASC website. The ASC requires SA to comply with the MSGPs as a condition of ASC funding.

Fortunately for SA, the updating of the ASC MSGPs coincided with SA embarking on a ‘Whole of Sport’ Governance Review. The SA Governance review is underway to consider the multifaceted governance structure of SA and the Member Bodies and seek to continue to improve SA’s governance by identifying opportunities both with and within Member Bodies. The review will seek to achieve greater alignment with our strategies and planning and to operate as effectively and as efficiently as possible to ensure the best whole of sport outcomes are being achieved. The review will focus on the future and what will be required to govern our sport to achieve success on the sporting field. Shooting Australia Board and Management In February this year SA CEO Damien Marangon won the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Sports Performance Awards (ASPAs) Leadership Award. AIS ASPAs recognise Australia’s leading athletes, teams, coaches and administrators by celebrating their outstanding achievements. Damien won the award for his outstanding demonstration of leadership by an employee within the National Institute network or a national sporting organisation. In March, SA welcomed two new Directors, Lisa Cook and Lisa Hasker to the SA Board.


PRESIDENT’S REPORT They joined the Board as ‘Appointed Directors’ and quickly became involved in Board matters. Unfortunately for SA, in September, Lisa Hasker was appointed to a new General Manager position at Basketball Australia, and due to this being in conflict with her SA Board position, Lisa stood down from the Board. SA has also had a change in management staff with Kerry Copper promoted to the Operations Manager position earlier year.

Conclusion SA has done very well in the past year and we have further opportunities directly ahead of us. The 2015 OSFC present Rio Olympics quota position opportunities for our athletes and then there is the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games for which our athletes and coaches are working very hard to position themselves to put forward their best performances.

In 2015 SA commenced a complete review of our policies and strategies. This task is well underway with a new SA Strategic Plan 2016-2020 nearing completion..

I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to all the volunteers in our Member Bodies. It is through the hard work and generosity of volunteers that we are able to develop and support our athletes and stage our competitions.

Federal Government Review of National Firearms Agreement SA was invited by the Federal Minister for Justice, Michael Keenan MP to join the newly formed Firearms Industry Reference Group (FIRG) and the broader consultation group, the Firearms and Weapons Policy Working Group (FWPWG).

I would like to thank the members of the SA Board, the CEO, Management Team and staff for all their hard work and support during the year. Also thank you to the Member Bodies for their support and input and I look forward to your continued support and assistance in the forthcoming year.

CATH FETTELL PRESIDENT

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The purpose of the FIRG and FWPWG is to progress consultation and identification of issues in relation to the Federal Government Review and update of the technical elements of the National Firearms Agreement. SA has made a submission to the Review and responded to supplementary questions from the Minister and the Attorney General’s Department. Similar to previous reviews and inquiries SA will again pursue a prominent role and provide input to the Review and continue to keep Member Bodies informed.

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CEO’S REPORT

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nother 12 months has flown by and as I reflect on the year that was I can’t help but focus on much of the regeneration work that has begun within our sport. Last year at this time I wrote, “We have begun a journey but one that we needed to undertake to reposition this sport and to ensure its long term viability”. Well, in the last 12 months, much of this repositioning has occurred, and significant foundations have been laid to ensure the sport of shooting is a viable, reputable and successful sport. By example, some of the major undertakings this year to achieve this have been; u The delivery of a whole of sport Athlete Pathways Framework and creation of a Pathways Working Group, coming from a Pathways Conference delivered by Shooting Australia (SA)

The targeting and addition of two independent Female Directors to the SA Board with specific business and commercial acumen u The establishment of a whole of sport Governance Review in partnership with the ASC to proactively identify efficiencies and effectiveness between SA and its Member Organisations u The review and delivery of a Strategic Plan 2016-2020 a year ahead of schedule to capitalise in the shifts in our environment and the position of SA u

All of these ‘back of house’ examples are enablers to allow our real focus of creating an environment where champions are inevitable to become a reality. We have had to do a lot of work in this space and have had to make some really courageous decisions and be brave and bold in our

INCOME $ SHOOTING AUSTR ALIA | ANNUAL REPORT 2014/15

2013 / 2014

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Affiliation Fees 27,000.00 Competition Proceeds 95,443.78

2014 / 2015 Affiliation Fees 27,000.00 Competition Proceeds 48,499.78

Interest 25,733.44

Interest 31,773.39

Other 46,007.81

Other 35,600.97

GRANTS AOC

GRANTS

25,733.40

ACGA 250,875.00 APC 326,472.73

ACGA 147,000 APC 78,750 ASC 2,292,450

ASC 2,037,247.65 Total Income

2,808,780.41

Total Income

2,660,881.32 Gross Profit

2,660,688.50


CEOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S REPORT intent. But this year we saw the foundations and intent of creating a successful and sustainable pathway come to light when we sent 18 athletes to the ISSF Junior Cup in Suhl. Of these 18 athletes we had six make the finals of their event and we achieved 13 top ten finishes spread across all of our disciplines. This investment in these athletes and their performances show that we can achieve great things, but we are going to have to continue to invest wisely and make tough informed decisions. Our Benchmark Event performances this year were solid, but more importantly they showed a wider spread of athletes capable of delivering on the world stage and many of our best performances were by our younger cohort of athletes. Demonstrating this wonderful spread of talent is the fact that we have already won 11 quotas for the Rio Olympic & Paralympic Games (1 more spot than we had at the same

time, going into the London Games). The one benchmark performance I do want to highlight was the performance of Bradley Mark who won two medals at the one World Cup and another quota place for Australia.

possible chance of achieving their dreams. To the Board and staff of Shooting Australia, thank you for your drive, energy and passion. We are extremely blessed to have each of you in our sport and the work and achievements over the last 12 months are a testament to you and your skills.

The delivery of our high performance system would not be possible without the support of the Australian Sports Commission and their delivery agent, the Australian Institute of Sport, and I thank them for their ongoing partnership, and in particular Andrew Pratley who has been our long-term Partnership Manager. To our other significant partners the Australian Commonwealth Games Association and the Australian Paralympic Committee, thank you for your continued contribution to our sport. Finally I would like to thank the Australian Olympic Committee as we look forward to continuing to work closely with you, as we prepare to give our Australian athletes the best

Finally to our Member Organisations, and in particular, the Boards, Executive and staff of these wonderful groups, thank you. We have been entrusted as the custodians of our organisations and therefore it is up to us to continue to work together to ensure we leave this sport in a better place than we found it.

DAMIEN MARANGON CEO

96,685.29

447,585.61 Training & Comp - Shotgun

Expenses - Other

233,598.81 Training & Comp - Rifle

Events

160,320.21 Training & Comp - Pistol

69,044.33

285,280.69 Training & Comp - Paralympic

6,397.13 Workcover

Support & Development

81,178.88

13,171.44 Payroll Tax

511,898.32

Superannuation Payable

342,616.57

Salaries and Wages HP

SALARIES AND WAGES

Salaries and Wages

12,732.68

12,424.52

Utilities

Insurance

32,127.47

17,000.00

1,365.36

Uniforms

Telephone Fax Internet

719.31 Staff Amenities

Sundry Expenses

52,828.06

1,605.88 Repairs & Maintenance

6,611.08 Printing & Stationery

Rent

3,468.08 Postage, Freight, Courier

62,221.08

2,473.77

Meeting Expenses

Membership Fees Paid

39,527.00

6,045.89 Media

1,179.49

Legal Fees

Fees & Permits

11,676.00

3,603.29 Entertainment Costs

13,552.83

Depreciation

3,145.68 Cleaning/Pest Control

48,930.83

2,626.45 Computer Expenses

Board/Governance Expense

67,145.45

2,572.93 Bank Charges

Advertising & Promotion

Affiliate Support

8,114.01

1,223.64

Audit & Accounting Fees

Consultancy Fees

(20,149.68)

2,680,838.18

18,141.12

Net Profit/(Loss)

Total Expenses

Please note: These figures provide an overview and were completed before the financial audit. For full financial statements refer to the Financial Report.

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EXPENSES $ 2014 / 2015

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HIGH PERFORMANCE MANAGER’S REPORT

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015 can be described as a year of great advancement and opportunities but one where we didn’t deliver when it counted. The third year of this Olympiad saw the Aiming4Gold (A4G) program continue to contribute to the performances of our athletes. The program focused on the critical success factors that have the greatest impact on an individual’s performance. Our over-arching aim was to do ‘the right thing at the right time for the right reason’. Of course, performing in ‘events that matter’ is clearly linked to the process leading to that event. If anything, one’s performance is somewhat predetermined. As Muhammed Ali once said, “I either won or lost that fight before I entered the ring”.

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From a process perspective, A4G focused on maximising those elements that make up a performance both on and off the range. As a performance-based program, every element counts and must combine together, rather than in isolation. These elements, outlining our progress for the year, are summarised below.

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Athletes’ Needs It is important that we identify and engage those athletes with the attributes and attitude for high performance shooting. A total of 89 applications were received (pistol 24; rifle 17; full bore 4; parashoot 10; shotgun 34) for the A4G program, of which 43 athletes were offered a placement. An additional 4 athletes were nominated during the year given their potential to perform. Individual Athlete Performance Plans were finalised to ensure athletes had the opportunity to engage in a training and competition plan which met their shooting and life goals. These plans addressed goals, strategies and performance expectations from a technical, tactical, psychological, physical, sport and life balance.


HIGH PERFORMANCE MANAGER’S REPORT Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best. – St Jerome It was with this last point that Personal Excellence was introduced to the program. Headed up by Carrie Quigley, its primary objective was to implement initiatives and provide support to athletes to make informed decisions (and to be aware of the consequences), both in and out of the sporting arena. Athlete performance reviews occurred to assess the progress of athletes against their goal, assess the support around the athlete and identify strategies going forward. On a monthly basis, Shooting Australia participated in a formal athlete performance review entitled ‘Project Bullseye’. In conjunction with the AIS, its purpose is to monitor the progress of podium potential athletes to determine whether their performance trajectory is consistent with achieving a medal performance in Rio. It also evaluated the performance support around that athlete, whether their needs were being addressed through an integrated system. It is great to see the national system being mobilised to assist our athletes in their performance endeavours.

Coaches We are indeed fortunate to have our National Coaches who are the architects of the A4G program. Their knowledge, long-term vision, work ethic and care for A4G athletes cannot be taken for granted. Good coaches coach sport, but great coaches coach people. I publicly acknowledge their efforts for the year.

One strategy to assist in the development of coaching nationally was to expose our next generation of coaches to international ISSF competition. Suzy Balogh and Greg Chan (shotgun), Carrie Quigley (rifle) and Alex Kupke (pistol) were given the opportunity to coach athletes at designated competitions including the ISSF Junior Cup in Suhl, the Summer Universiade and Shotgun World Championship competitions. Leadership and Management The High Performance Committee, which met four times throughout the year continued to oversee and give input into the direction of A4G. It should be remembered that A4G has a collaborative and consultative approach amongst our Member Bodies. I thank our Member Body representatives – Elaine Forward (shotgun), Ray Andrews (pistol), Tricia Van Nus (rifle) and Catherine Berry (full bore) and AIS Performance Manager Andrew Pratley for their time, advice and counsel. The Athletes Committee met twice throughout the year to discuss issues relating to A4G athletes. I thank Robyn Ridley (rifle) for Chairing this Committee and Michael Diamond (shotgun), Emily Esposito (pistol) and Matt Pozzebon (full bore) for their willingness to be involved.

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Culture & Values We started the process to revisit our attitudes and behaviours that are reflective of athletes being champions in the shooting and general community. Whilst we have some way to go, the awareness of what can assist, and, in some cases detract, from performance is essential in moving forward.

The impact of our Performance Services increased with the part-time secondment of AIS staff including Calvin Philp (Strength & Conditioning), Kristine Dun (Psychology) and Mitch Mooney (Skill Acquisition). Nick Sanders (VIS) continued to co-ordinate our Performance services whilst Nat Tyson and Paula Peralta ably met our physiotherapy, co-ordination and needs. I thank the AIS, and, in particular, Marc Portus, Head of Movement Science for his support of the A4G program to ensure we leave no stone unturned.

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HIGH PERFORMANCE MANAGER’S REPORT Being exceptional is not about being comfortable; it’s about living on the edge. – Ric Charlesworth A well-structured pathway framework can clarify and enhance the development and progression of athletes, ensure alignment of the effort, resources and talents of all contributors in the system, and ultimately improve prospects for international podium success.

Competition Results A legacy of our outstanding 2014 performances resulted in Warren potent (rifle) being nominated for the AIS Sport Award and NSWIS Athlete of the Year Award. Congratulations to Warren on being nominated for these prestigious awards.

Carrie Quigley took on the responsibility of working with Member Bodies to finalise this pathway. A meeting between representatives of our member bodies was held in Canberra to start this process and I thank the AIS for their support of this meeting. A Framework has now been finalised with the next phase of development – the alignment within Member Body pathways.

As a result of his outstanding 2015 year, James Willett (shotgun) was identified to receive support and funding for 2016 through the Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program.

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Daily Training Environment It is always a goal to provide each A4G athlete a daily training environment appropriate to achieve their performance goals, inclusive of coaching, facilities, equipment and specialist services. The diverse de-centralised nature of our sport indicates this is a constant challenge, especially with our regionally-based athletes.

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In order to provide the best possible integration of sports medicine, sports physiotherapy and sports psychology, A4G created a process of managing an athlete’s medical and paramedical needs that aimed to best serve both the athlete and the sport. Through the work of Sports Medicine Coordinator Nat Tyson, we confirmed an A4G Consultants’ network that provided services to athletes based on their geographic location in the areas of sports medicine, sports physiotherapy and massage. An Athlete Management System was finalised where A4G athletes could give feedback regarding their training and competition sessions and general wellness for review and analysis by coaches and service staff. This information was valuable to measure how athletes were adapting to training programs and immediately raised areas of concern, especially injury.

The aim for competition exposure is to provide athletes with the required competition opportunities as outlined in their Individual Athlete Performance Plan to maximise their competitive skills. Our results across the four disciplines for 2015 are outlined on pages 14, 15 and 16 of this Annual Report. These results showed a mixture of medals and finals, which gave great confidence heading to our AWE benchmark events – the 2015 ISSF World Championships – Lonato (shotgun), the 2015 ISSF World Cup – Gabala (rifle & pistol) and 2015 IPC World Cup – Sydney (Para-Shooting). History shows we partially met our performance targets winning no gold medals (target 1) and 2 medals (target 3). Whilst succeeding on the world stage at premiere events is incredibly tough, we not only embrace this challenge but are motivated by it. Our results indicate we need to revisit and improve our processes including athlete engagement. We can’t expect to receive public money and not be accountable.


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Research & Innovation Shooting was successful in gaining a 2015 AIS High Performance Research Grant to create an individual athlete missed target profile (MTP), a statistical model incorporating domestic and international score data. Without a clear understanding of the factors contributing to missed targets, it is difficult to identify specific interventions that will directly improve performance. Performance Services Coordinator / Performance Analyst Nick Sanders will lead this project through 2016. Partnerships A4G acknowledges the strong relationship with our partners and values the financial and in-kind support from the Australian Sports Commission (ASC), Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), Australian Olympic Committee (AOC), Australian Paralympic Committee (APC), Australian Commonwealth Games Association (ACGA), our Member Bodies and the National Institute Network (NIN).

The 2015 recipients of this support were: Pistol Thomas Ashmore, Bailey Groves, Chris Summerell; Rifle Emma Adams, Jack Rossiter, Fred Woodhouse; Shotgun James Willett, Jack Wallace, Sam Bylsma; Full Bore Matt Pozzebon.

In response to these results, additional strategies to enhance effective communication (TakingAim newsletter), personal excellence, personal accountability through the Athlete Performance Plan and enhancing an athlete’s daily training environment were instigated in 2015. As can be seen, much has been achieved in 2015. Continued evolvement will ensure we have the best-prepared athletes for the Rio Games and beyond. TIM MAHON HIGH PERFORMANCE MANAGER

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The ACGA allocated $37,500 through its NextGEN AUSComGames Squad program to support 10 junior athletes who have the potential to be selected in future Australian Commonwealth Games teams. This support was used to assist athletes gain additional international experience.

Continuous Performance Review In 2014, a survey was sent to all A4G athletes to evaluate the program’s impact, what was working well, as well as highlight areas for improvement. 85% of athletes completed the survey. The data gathered indicated athletes had a good knowledge of what A4G is trying to achieve (87%) and understood their responsibilities as an A4G member (87%). 64% of athletes believed the program had been beneficial to them whilst 79% believe the number of competitions had been appropriate. 47% wanted more regular communication on their performance whilst 54% needed more assistance in off-range matters.

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HIGH PERFORMANCE MANAGERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S REPORT PISTOL

RIFLE

2014 World University Championship, Al Ain UAE - Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun Name Elena Galiabovitch Emily Esposito

Nathan Blackburn

Event

Place

Result

Name

9 th

378

Frederyk Woodhouse Prone Men

25m Sport Pistol Women

11th

562

Air Pistol Women

12th

375

25m Sport Pistol Women

21st

541

Air Pistol Men

27th

552

25m Sport Pistol Men

12th

526

50m Standard Pistol Men

23rd

489

Air Pistol Women

Elena Galiabovitch

10m Air Pistol Women

45th

377

25m Pistol Women

57th

565

10m Air Pistol Women

74th

369

25m Pistol Women

64th

556

MQS

555

Christopher Summerell 10m Air Pistol Men (MQS)

Jack Rossiter Dane Sampson

Emma Adams

11th

Result 614.1

Air Rifle Men Junior

GOLD

626.0 + 206.1

Air Rifle Men Junior

4th

624.2 + 164.6

Air Rifle Men

14th

616.9

Air Rifle Men

8th

625.9 + 78.5

Air Rifle Women

13th

409.8

Air Rifle Women

14th

407.8

Air Rifle Women Junior

29 th

401.9

Air Rifle Women Junior

27th

402.9

William Godward

Air Rifle Men

31st

612.7

Air Rifle Men

12th

621.9

Air Rifle Men Junior

5th

617.7 + 142.3

10m Air Pistol Women

35th

378

25m Pistol Women

70 th

564

Air Rifle Men

13th

621.6

Hayley Chapman

25m Pistol Women

92nd

551

Air Rifle Men

14th

621.9

Emily Esposito

10m Air Pistol Women

22nd

381

Air Rifle Men

20 th

620.1

-

525

Air Rifle Women

11th

412.5

87th

566

Air Rifle Women

13th

412.6

50m Free Pistol Men (MQS)

MQS

519

Air Rifle Women Junior

34th

403.0

10m Air Pistol Men

43rd

573

Air Rifle Women

34th

405.3

50m Free Pistol Men (MQS)

MQS

508

10m Air Pistol Men

106 th

562

Air Rifle Men

64th

616.0

Air Rifle Men

30 th

622.9

Lalita Yauhleuskaya

Daniel Repacholi Blake Blackburn Christopher Summerell

50m Free Pistol Men 10m Air Pistol Men

Thomas Ashmore

Bailey Groves

25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men Junior

5th

563 + 12

25m Standard Pistol Junior Men

10 th

547

25m Sport Pistol Junior Men

9 th

565

50m Free Pistol Men Junior

33rd

525

25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men Junior

DNS

DNS

25m Standard Pistol Junior Men

18th

525

25m Sport Pistol Junior Men

20 th

543

10m Air Pistol Junior Men

64th

550

50m Free Pistol Men Junior

40 th

515

Christopher Summerell 25m Sport Pistol Men Junior

Siarhei Yauhleuski

16 th

560

10m Air Pistol Men Junior

13th

570

50m Free Pistol Men Junior

DNS

DNS

25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men Junior

3rd

562 + 18

25m Standard Pistol Junior Men

9 th

548

25m Sport Pistol Junior Men

12th

562

10m Air Pistol Junior Men

54th

554

2015 ISSF World Cup Gabala, AZE - Rifle / Pistol / Shotgun Daniel Repacholi Blake Blackburn Elena Galiabovitch Lalita Yauheuskaya Emily Esposito

Jack Rossiter

Dane Sampson Jennifer Hens Emma Adams

Air Rifle Men Junior

GOLD

622.4 + 206.0

IWK, Munich GERMANY William Godward

2015 ISSF Junior Cup Suhl, GER - Rifle / Pistol / Shotgun

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Place

Meyton Cup, Innsbruck AUSTRIA

2015 ISSF World Cup Munich, GER - Rifle & Pistol

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Event

Grand Prix Pilzen, CZECH REPUBLIC

Jennifer Hens

2015 ISSF World Cup Changwon, KOR - Rifle & Pistol Lalita Yauhleuskaya

2014 World University Championship, Al Ain UAE - Rifle / Pistol / Shotgun

Jack Rossiter Dane Sampson Jennifer Hens Emma Adams

Air Rifle Men Junior

5th

620.7 + 142.7

Air Rifle Men Junior

5th

622.4 + 143.5

Air Rifle Men

28th

623.9

Air Rifle Men

38th

622.0

Air Rifle Women

10 th

416.1

Air Rifle Women

49 th

411.4

Air Rifle Women Junior

70 th

404.4

Air Rifle Women Junior

72nd

403.4

International Shooting Comp of Hannover, GERMANY (ISCH) Dane Sampson

50m Rifle Prone Men

24th

620.6

10m Air Rifle Men

4th

628.7 + 165.3 (10.5)

50m Rifle 3 Positions Men Thomas Versace William Godward

Andrew Sevelj

22nd

1151

50m Rifle Prone Men

8th

623.2 + 80.7

50m Rifle Prone Men

55th

617.5

10m Air Rifle Men

36th

614.9

50m Rifle 3 Positions Men

21st

1151

50m Rifle 3 Positions Men

36th

1138

50m Rifle Prone Men

40 th

618.6

50m Pistol Men

44th

547

10m Air Pistol Men

81st

566

Barry Cowburn

50m Rifle Prone Men

26th

620.2

-

494

Jennifer Hens

10m Air Rifle Women

37th

410.3

10m Air Pistol Men

56 th

570

25m Pistol Women

43rd

572

10m Air Pistol Women

61st

373

25m Pistol Women

58th

568

10m Air Pistol Women

80 th

371

10m Air Pistol Women

67th

373

50m Pistol Men

46th GP of Liberation Plzen, CZE Name

Event 50m Rifle Prone Men

Dane Sampson

10m Air Rifle Men 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men

Place 5th GOLD 25th

Result 626.5 + 145.0 625.7 + 206.7 1162


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Event

Thomas Versace

50m Rifle Prone Men

Result

Name

Event

80 th

615.6

Michael Diamond

Trap Men

50m Rifle Prone Men

97th

613.8

Adam Vella

Trap Men

10m Air Rifle Men

46th

615.6

Laetisha Scanlan

Trap Women

50m Rifle 3 Positions Men

71st

1137

50m Rifle 3 Positions Men

36th

620.6

50m Rifle Prone Men

88th

1127

Jack Wallace

Trap Men

36 th

118

Barry Cowburn

50m Rifle Prone Men

45th

619.6

James Willett

Double Trap Men

5 th

142 + 23

Jennifer Hens

10m Air Rifle Women

39 th

410.6

Emma Cox

Trap Women

10 th

70

Teegan McCloy

Trap Women

21st

68

Penny Smith

Trap Women

58 th

57

Laura Coles

Skeet Women

4 th

71

William Godward

Andrew Sevelj

Place

Dane Sampson

Prone Men

30 th

623.2

Prone Men

40 th

621.6

Air Rifle Men

48th

619.7

Dane Sampson Jennifer Hens

Jack Rossiter

73

Michael Diamond

Trap Men

6th

122 + 9

Adam Vella

Trap Men

69 th

117

Prone Men

19 th

623.0

Jack Wallace

Trap Men

100 th

114

Prone Men

27th

621.9

James Willett

Double Trap Men

20 th

135

Air Rifle Men

16 th

626.2

Emma Cox

Trap Women

4 th

71 (+4) + 12 + 9 (+0)

10m Air Rifle Women

37th

414.4

Laetisha Scanlan

Trap Women

19 th

68

Catherine Skinner Trap Women

30 th

66

Paul Adams

Skeet Men

67th

116

Laura Coles

Skeet Women

26 th

67

2015 ISSF Junior Cup Suhl, GER - Rifle / Pistol / Shotgun Emma Adams

SILVER

124 121

2015 ISSF World Cup Larnaca, CYP - Shotgun

2015 ISSF World Cup Munich, GER - Rifle & Pistol Warren Potent

8 th

Result

2015 ISSF World Cup Al Ain, UAE - Shotgun

2015 ISSF World Cup Fort Benning, USA - Rifle & Pistol Warren Potent

Place SILVER

Air Rifle Women Junior

28th

409.9

50m Rifle Prone Men Junior

46th

610.8 Heydar Aliyev International GP Gabala, AZE - Shotgun

10m Air Rifle Men Junior

7th

625.1 +100.4

Frederyk Woodhouse

50m Rifle Prone Men Junior

14th

618.5

Jack Wallace

Trap Men Junior

SILVER

115

George Shand

50m Rifle Prone Men Junior

41st

611.9

Samuel Bylsma

Trap Men Junior

BRONZE

114

Mitchell Bailey

50m Rifle Prone Men Junior

10 th

619.6

James Willett

Double Trap Men

4 th

143 + 28 + 28

Teegan McCloy

Trap Women

4 th

67 + 12 (+0) + 7

Laura Coles

Skeet Women

7th

66

2015 ISSF World Cup Gabala, AZE - Rifle / Pistol / Shotgun Warren Potent Dane Sampson Jennifer Hens

50m Rifle Prone Men

43rd

620.7

50m Rifle Prone Men

15th

624.7

10m Air Rifle Men

11

626.1

Penny Smith

Trap Women Junior

9th

64

10m Air Rifle Women

33

413.5

Kimberly Pearce

Trap Women Junior

25 th

57

Stephanie Pile

Trap Women Junior

10 th

63

Aislin Jones

Skeet Women Junior

6 th

69+9

Jack Wallace

Trap Men Junior

7th

117 + 3

Samuel Bylsma

Trap Men Junior

DNS

Mitchell Iles

Trap Men Junior

4 th

122 +13 + 9

James Willett

Double Trap Men Junior

3 rd

141 +26+26

Jack Kerfoot

Skeet Men Junior

47th

106

th rd

2015 ISSF World Cup Final Munich, GER - Rifle Warren Potent

50m Rifle Prone Men

4th

626.1

2014 World University Championship, Al Ain UAE - Rifle / Pistol / Shotgun Name

Event

Gemma Dunn

Trap Women

Place 8th

Result 55

DNS

2015 ISSF Junior Cup Almaty, KAZ - Shotgun

THE CYPRUS GRAND PRIX 2015 BRONZE

Australia did not attend.

Emma Cox

Trap Women

Teegan McCloy

Trap Women

9 th

64

Catherine Skinner

Trap Women

13th

63

Michael Diamond

Trap Men

71st

Laetisha Scanlan

Trap Women

21st

113

57

Adam Vella

Trap Men

38 th

Penny Smith

Trap Women - Junior

4th

115

61

Jack Wallace

Trap Junior Men

23 rd

Adam Vella

Trap Men

GOLD

110

117

Mitchell Iles

Trap Junior Men

5 th

Jack Wallace

Trap Men - Junior

GOLD

114

115

Samuel Bylsma

Trap Junior Men

24 th

109

Samuel Bylsma

Trap Men - Junior

4th

113

James Willett

Double Trap Men

4 th

139

James Grice

Trap Men - Junior

33rd

111

Catherine Skinner Trap Women

37th

65

James Willett

Double Trap Men

25th

121

Laetisha Scanlan

Trap Women

5 th

70

Andrew Smith

Double Trap Men

28th

110

Emma Cox

Trap Women

32nd

65

Paul Adams

Skeet Men

20

118

Penny Smith

Trap Junior Women

6 th

67

Laura Coles

Skeet Women

18th

65

Paul Adams

Skeet Men

27th

119

Laura Coles

Skeet Women

53 rd

62

Aislin Jones

Skeet Junior Women

23 rd

58

th

66

2015 ISSF World Championship Lonato, ITA - Shotgun

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SHOTGUN

2015 ISSF Junior Cup Suhl, GER - Rifle / Pistol / Shotgun

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HIGH PERFORMANCE REPORT MANAGERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S REPORT RIFLE 2015 IPC World Cup Osijek, Croatia - Rifle & Pistol

2015 ISSF World Cup Gabala, AZE - Rifle / Pistol / Shotgun Name

Event

Place

Result

Michael Diamond

Trap Men

44 th

120

Adam Vella

Trap Men

81st

117

Jack Wallace

Trap Men

42nd

120

James Willett

Double Trap Men

28 th

136

Paul Adams

Skeet Men

49 th

118

Emma Cox

Trap Women

19 th

70

Teegan McCloy

Trap Women

52nd

65

Laetisha Scanlan

Trap Women

DNS

DNS

Laura Coles

Skeet Women

51st

Name Luke Cain Tracey Jackson Elizabeth Kosmala Bradley Mark

59 Natalie Smith

PARA-SHOOTING 2015 IPC World Cup Stoke Mandeville, Great Britain - Rifle & Pistol Name Elizabeth Kosmala Anton Zappelli Luke Cain Tracey Jackson

Event

Place

Result

R2

SILVER

R3

16

R3

8 th

629.1

R4

5 th

629.6

R5

16 th

626

R4

10 th

618.9

R5

18 th

622.5

th

411.8 624.2

2015 IPC World Cup Szczecin, Poland - Rifle & Pistol Luke Cain Bradley Mark Natalie Smith

10 th

623.2

R5

14

627.4

R4

8

R5

11

629.3

R2

GOLD

406.6

R3

7th

631.1

th

th

Christopher Pitt

P1

10 th

RIFLE

Tracey Jackson Elizabeth Kosmala Bradley Mark

Natalie Smith

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Luke Cain

16

Bradley Mark

Natalie Smith

R4

12th

627.3

R5

19 th

631.4

R4 R5

BRONZE 11th

R2

SILVER

R8

5

R6

14

R3

22

th th

nd

631.5

610.5 631.1

P1

9 th

559

P3

7th

557

20 th

629.3

R4

30 th

620.7

629.4 + 168.0

R5

35 th

626.7

R2

3 rd

403.4 + 181.5

R3

40 th

624.3

R4

11th

628.1

R5

55 th

560 - DNF

R2

4 th

404.4 + 160.8

R3

13 th

629

R6

19 th

609.2

R8

2nd

558 + 441.0

R3

3 rd

630.9 + 188.4

R6

24 th

607.8

P1

42nd

536

P3

10 th

561

R4

6 th

629.7

R5

26 th

625

R4

19 th

620.4

R5

21st

626.6

R2

9 th

402.2

R3

35 th

619.5

R4

BRONZE

R5

SILVER

630.8 630.9

R2

10 th

400.7

R3

10 th

627.4

R6

DNS

DNS

R8

10 th

555

R3

11th

627.4

R6

11th

610.3

P1

13 th

547

P3

10 th

554

P1

18 th

541

P4

16 th

486

PISTOL Christopher Pitt

567

PISTOL Christopher Pitt

Anton Zappelli

634.5 414.5

R5

2015 IPC World Cup Sydney, Australia - Rifle & Pistol

629.5

543

Result

4 th

RIFLE

PISTOL Christopher Pitt

Place

R4

PISTOL

Luke Cain

R4

th

Anton Zappelli

Event

Mark Gleeson


SA AIMING4GOLD SQUAD 1. Natalie Smith

QLD Rifle SH1

2. Elizabeth Kosmala SA

Rifle SH1

3. Jason Maroney

VIC

Rifle SH2

4. Bradley Mark

QLD Rifle SH2

5. Luke Cain

VIC

Rifle SH2

6. Ashley Adams

QLD Rifle SH1

7. Anton Zappelli

WA

Rifle SH1

8. Christopher Pitt

QLD Pistol SH1

9. Tracey Jackson

QLD Rifle SH2

All athletes in Shooting Australia’s Aiming4Gold (A4G) Squad received an individualised Athlete Performance Plan and competition calendar, provided by the National Head Coach. Unfortunately in March 2015, our sport lost Ashley Adams, one of our best athletes, in a tragic accident on his farm. Ashley was a great character and a natural leader of the team, which left our shooting community feeling absolutely devastated by his loss. We had planned for Ashley to lead our team to Rio, but now, we will do it for him instead.

NATIONAL HIGH PERFORMANCE PARASHOOTING COACH, MIRO SIPEK at the IPC World Cup in Croatia.

A4G squad members attended training camps and domestic competitions throughout the year and selected team members competed at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Cups in Great Britain, Poland, Germany, Croatia, with the World Cup in Sydney being our benchmark event for 2015. Due to an injury sustained in 2014 and despite constant rehabilitation work, Jason Maroney completely missed the 2015 season. Being a World Record holder and first on the IPC World Ranking list at the end of 2014, Jason was a genuine medal prospect for Rio’16 and this is another great loss for our team in preparation for the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games. After winning two Quota Places for Rio’16 in 2014, our main goal for 2015 was to win three to four more Quotas for the Rio Paralympic Games.

IPC World Cup, Great Britain, March

A team of four (Cain, Jackson, Kosmala and Zappelli) attended the first IPC World Cup in Stoke Mandeville, Great Britain. Libby Kosmala started the season with a Silver in Air Rifle Standing after a world class performance. Anton Zappelli and Luke Cain made the finals but failed to convert the opportunity to medals. Tracey Jackson went to her first overseas competition, was internationally classified, shot an MQS score and gained valuable international experience.

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IPC World Cup, Poland, April

A team of four (Mark, Cain, Smith and Pitt) competed in the 10m events at the IPC World Cup in Poland. After 18 months out of the sport, Natalie Smith made an incredible return to international with a Gold in Air Rifle Standing, after recording a world-class score and winning an excellent Final. Natalie made the Final in Air Rifle Prone as well. Bradley Mark made the Final in R4 (Air Rifle Standing).

A jubilant BRADLEY MARK after winning Silver and a Rio 2016 quota place, at the IPC World Cup in Sydney.

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BRADLEY MARK shooting for Silver and a Rio 2016 quota place, at the IPC World Cup in Sydney.

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Thumbs Up for Ashley - PARA-SHOOTING TEAM at the IPC World Cup in Great Britain this year. From L-R in the top row: ANNE BUGDEN, YVONNE CAIN, MIRO SIPEK and DIANNE PLUSCHKE. From L-R in the bottom row: ANTON ZAPPELLI, LUKE CAIN, TRACEY JACKSON and LIBBY KOSMALA.

Silver medallist NATALIE SMITH with son DANIEL at the IPC World Cup in Osijek, Craotia.

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Silver for Team Australia at the IPC World Cup in Sydney. From L-R in the top row: YVONNE CAIN, MARGARET ZUBCIC and DIANNE PLUSCHKE. From L-R in the bottom row: LUKE CAIN, BRADLEY MARK and TRACEY JACKSON. Standing in front of BRADLEY is his dog, ACE.


ISCH, Germany, May

The next day saw London Paralympic bronze medallist Smith claim the second quota with her silver medal in Rifle 3 Position Women. Smith has been a stand-out performer, returning to the podium with great confidence after a break post London.

Our athletes achieved excellent performances with Natalie Smith continuing her brilliant return to the international scene winning Silver in R2 (Air Rifle Standing) and shooting her two personal best scores in R8 (3 position) and R6 (’22 prone). Bradley Mark won Bronze in R4 (Air Rifle Standing) and shot a very good score in R5 (Air Prone). Chris Pitt made the Final in his best event P3 (25m) but just missed a medal.

Luke Cain secured the next quota, with his fourth place finish in Air Rifle Standing Mixed, having missed out on the bronze medal by a mere 0.1 of a point.

After Poland, our team of four (Mark, Cain, Smith and Pitt) moved to Hannover and competed in the combined ISSF & IPC International Competitions (ISCH) in Germany with more than 40 countries in attendance.

IPC World Cup, Croatia, July

Another excellent performance for our well prepared athletes and we came home with four new Quotas for Rio’16 and three individual medals. Libby Kosmala set the tally going with a bronze medal and a quota in 10m Air Rile Standing, ahead of fellow teammate Natalie Smith. Boasting an incredible career, Kosmala will be looking to attend her 12th Paralympic Games in Rio next year.

With two Quotas won last year at the IPC World Championships (Ashley Adams and Jason Maroney), we had now secured a total total of six Quotas for Rio’16.

IPC World Cup, Sydney, September

The IPC World Cup in Sydney was our benchmark event for 2015 and our team was made up of eight athletes (Smith, Kosmala, Jackson, Mark, Cain, Zappelli, Pitt and Gleeson). Our Australia’s Winning Edge (AWE) performance goals were to win one to two medals with one gold, five finalists (four to eight) and five places (nine to sixteen).

Performances across the board met our expectations and our main goals were achieved. However, it was challenging for our athletes to manage the additional pressures of having the benchmark event on home soil.

Conclusion

The tragic loss of our mate Ashley, and Jason’s injury, didn’t stop our athletes performing when it mattered. 2015 was a very successful World Cup season with one Gold, four Silver and four Bronze medals, five new Quotas for Rio’16, bringing our total Quotas for Rio to seven, and still one IPC World Cup in USA to go. The future towards Rio is looking bright. A big thanks to our SA staff for their support and good work, the Australian Institute of Sport and the Australian Paralympic Committee for their ongoing financial support, and our athletes and support staff for their full commitment and hard work throughout the year. MIROSLAV SIPEK NATIONAL HIGH PERFORMANCE COACH Para-Shooting

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The IPC World Cup in Osijek (CRO) was the first World Cup of the year with Quota places for Rio’16 available. Our team of seven athletes (Smith, Kosmala, Jackson, Mark, Cain, Zappelli and Pitt) went to Osijek with the goal to win two quotas for Rio. A record number of more than 250 athletes from 45 countries attended this World Cup.

Rounding off the four quota places won at this World Cup was Anton Zappelli’s bronze medal in Air Rifle Prone Mixed. Zappelli, a relatively new athlete to this sport, was delighted to have taken his career’s first World Cup medal.

The history books show Australia won two Medals (Bradley Mark - Silver and Bronze) and 1 Quota (Mark), achieved three Finals positions (twice by Bradley Mark and once by Luke Cain) and nine Places positions (Smith 10th, 10th & 10th, Pitt 10th & 13th, Zappelli 11th & 11th, Kosmala 9th and Gleeson 16th).

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COACHES REPORTS

PISTOL

SA AIMING4GOLD SQUAD Thomas Ashmore Blake Blackburn Hayley Chapman Emily Esposito Elena Galiabovitch Bailey Groves Daniel Repacholi Chris Summerell Lalita Yauhleuskaya

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An assessment of 2014 indicated we lacked a sufficient number of young athletes that were able to compete with our more experienced athletes.

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This conclusion framed our strategies for 2015 where we continued guiding and supporting the next generation of the pistol athletes whilst also: • Providing potential Rio Olympic athletes with opportunities to gain international competition experience; • Preparing for the 2015 Oceania Championships to maximise Rio Olympic Quotas; • Enhancing our daily training environment by supporting athletes to relocate, live and train in one location; and; • Formalising a systematic athlete development pathway. Most of our Rio potential candidates were A4G members. The squad was very young and somewhat inexperienced internationally, with Lalita Yauhleuskaya and Daniel Repacholi being our most experienced shooters.

AUSTRALIAN TEAM AT THE ISSF JUNIOR CUP IN SUHL, including all disciplines Pistol, Rifle and Shotgun, along with coaches.

Melbourne became the focus of our daily training environment with group training now becoming the norm. We used three pistol clubs: Oakleigh, Melbourne International Shooting Centre (MISC) and Yarra. I thank those clubs for their willingness to assist our program, especially Oakleigh for providing its armoury and clubroom, and MISC which welcomed us to train on the electronic targets during our preparation for competitions and for organising friendly competition matches. This year, individual squad members had their own individual challenges including coping with re-location, tertiary studies and sickness. Despite this, athletes continued to be exposed to international competitions, develop technical and mental skills and refine their shooting.

Our first ISSF World Cups in Korea for Elena Galiabovitch and Chris Summerell, and Munich for Daniel Repacholi, were great learning opportunities and highlighted the lack of their competition experience at such a high level. They all performed much closer to their potential at their next World Cups in Suhl and Gabala. Emily Esposito had two very good performances this year: in the ISSF Munich World Cup, Emily placed 22nd with a score of 381 points in the Air Pistol event. This was Emily’s first score above 380 at such a high level of competition. She backed this up at the Summer Universiade where she made the final with a score of 382 points. In the Air Pistol discipline, it was positive to see Blake Blackburn in the ISSF World Cups of Munich and Gabala exceed his domestic scores. From a junior perspective, Chris Summerell, Bailey Groves and Thomas Ashmore have progressed significantly with their average performances increasing by more than 10 points in Olympic disciplines.


In the International Junior World Cup in Suhl, Thomas placed fifth, with Chris placing 13th with a Personal Best of 570 points. Thomas, Bailey and Sergei Evglevski won a Bronze team medal in Sport Pistol whilst Sergei won a Bronze Medal in the Rapid Fire pistol event.

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These are positive results that give us confidence that we can deliver on future Australian Winning Edge outputs, but we have a lot more work to do for that to become a reality. Our close association with Pistol Australia enabled an alignment of the Pistol Australia National Development Program Squad to A4G. The opportunity to co-ordinate training and competition activities between the two squads was beneficial for both. We look forward to continued cooperation with opportunities for development teams competing at International Junior Competitions and International Open Competitions in the Asian Region.

2015 ISSF Junior Cup, SUHL - SERGEI EVGLEVSKI WON BROZE in 25m Rapid Fire pistol podium. Photo Credit - ISSF / Nicolo Zangirolami.

EMILY ESPOSITO (Centere) at the ISSF World Cup in Gabala.

I would like to acknowledge and thank Shooting Australia, Pistol Australia Executive and Management, Pistol Australia Squad Coaches and State Association staff who gave tremendous support to our Squad members to be able to attend training camps and competitions. VLADIMIR GALIABOVITCH NATIONAL HIGH PERFORMANCE COACH, PISTOL

Training Camp in Melbourne, December 2014. DAMIAN DOWLING with RAGNAR SKANAKER, world-renowned Swedish Pistol shooter and coach.

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DANIEL REPACHOLI with ELENA GALIABOVITCH at the ISSF World Cup in Gabala.

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SA AIMING4GOLD SQUAD Emma Adams Jennifer Hens Warren Potent Jack Rossiter

Rifle team (from L-R) WILLIAM GODWARD, ANDREW SEVELJ, DANE SAMPSON, THOMAS VERSACE, BARRY COWBURN with National coach PETR KURKA in Hannover.

Dane Sampson Thomas Versace Frederyk Woodhouse

The year prior to an Olympiad is important in maintaining the strengths within the team, and in ensuring that the development for the future is progressing.

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This year, the goals have been specific and multi-layered: • To maintain a steady training and competition program for our 2014 World Champion Warren Potent and build up for Rio next year; and; • To build the depth of our athletes so that we have more athletes who are strong international competitors.

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Warren has continued his excellent form this year. After winning the World Championships last year, he competed in the World Cup final in 2014 and 2015, placing 4th in both events. He has maintained a strong performance throughout the year, and is ready for the heavier schedule that is planned for 2016.

From L-R: 10m Air Women’s winners JEN HENS, JASMINE SER (Singapore) and EMMA ADAMS at the Australia Cup 2 in Adelaide.

From L-R: 50m Prone Men’s winners ANDREW SEVELJ, WARREN POTENT and DANE SAMPSON at the Australia Cup 2 in Adelaide.

From L-R: National Rifle coach PETR KURKA with Team Silver medallists ANDREW SEVELJ, THOMAS VERSACE and DANE SAMPSON, in Hannover.


The depth of Australian athletes behind Warren is developing strongly, with some very promising results from Dane Sampson whose scores continue to improve. In World Cup Competitions this year Dane finished in 16th place or higher, three times. He missed winning a quota place at the Gabala World Cup by 0.5 point, showing that he is on the cusp of consolidating his international competitiveness.

Jennifer Hens has also had a good year, with a 10th place in the Munich Air Rifle competition, and has improved her average by approximately 4 points. This shows steady progress, and is good for the future.

While the DTE is built around and for the best athletes in Australia, we have benefited greatly from including the developing juniors that Carrie Quigley is working with. We use this for our advantage, and hope they will be part of our group in a few years. There are not many sports where developing juniors can train and learn form the best in the country and this is something to be proud of. As always, our relationship with Target Rifle Australia and the State Associations is of paramount importance. It is imperative we continue working together to support new athletes and develop their training, and I would like to thank them for this support.

As we head into the Olympic year, we need to build the best possible preparation for our athletes. To take advantage of the number of high quality competitions in Europe, two or three of our best athletes will stay in Europe for the peak competition season. We also plan to use the European Training Centre in Varese, Italy for some recovery time between competitions. In the lead up to Rio we will continue to work hard to ensure that we perform to the best of our ability. PETR KURKA NATIONAL HIGH PERFORMANCE COACH, RIFLE

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In the junior ranks, Jack Rossiter has had a very successful year, winning the Pilsen Junior Men’s Air Rifle event, with a qualification score that is better than the SA World Benchmark Score (WBS) for our senior athletes. He followed this up with two finals berths in the biggest air rifle competition in the world in Munich. In the Junior Cup in Suhl, Germany, he achieved a qualification score that again exceeded the WBS, showing there is much to look forward to from this young 18 year old.

The Daily Training Environment in Adelaide is working well. The majority of athletes in the A4G Squad are based in Adelaide – Fred Woodhouse, Emma Adams, Dane Sampson and Jack Rossiter. We have produced an environment where athletes and coaches are working together daily, and the training program is strong.

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From L-R: 10m Air Men’s winners JACK ROSSITER, DANE SAMPSON and WILL GODWARD at the Australia Cup 2 in Adelaide.

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SHOTGUN

SA AIMING4GOLD SQUAD Paul Adams Joshua Bell Samuel Bylsma Laura Coles Emma Cox Michael Diamond James Grice Mitchell Iles Aislin Jones Jack Kerfoot Teegan McCloy Laetisha Scanlan Catherine Skinner Penny Smith Andrew Smith Jack Wallace Daniel Wear James Willett Adam Vella

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2015 was another successful year for the shotgun team in terms of getting quota places for the Rio Olympic Games in the open market, and it recorded a number of personal best results by our junior next-generation athletes.

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Shotgun athletes Michael Diamond and Laetisha Scanlan won two quota places for Rio 2016 at the ISSF World Cup

MICHAEL DIAMOND, silver medal at the ISSF World Cup in Acapulco, Mexico.

in Acapulco taking our total for shotgun to three. This sets us up to maximise the number of quotas to be won through the Oceania Championship in November. Since October 2014, the shotgun team has won 10 medals at the International Grand Prix and ISSF World Cup levels. It is encouraging to note eight of these medals were won by our next generation athletes which augers well for the future. Notable performances in these events include: •

Trap athlete Catherine Skinner followed up her bronze medal at the 2014 World Championships with bronze medals at the ISSF World Cup Final 2014 and 2015 Summer Universiade Games in the women’s trap event. Catherine was also the flag

LAETISHA SCANLAN with her Silver medal at the ISSF World Cup in Acapulco.

bearer at these Games, a fantastic recognition of her commitment to University Sports over her tertiary years. •

Laetisha Scanlan won a silver medal at the ISSF World Cup in Acapulco and achieved a personal best of fifth placing at the ISSF World Championships in Lonato, the women’s trap event.

Michael Diamond returned to the podium with a silver medal at the ISSF World Cup in Acapulco in the men’s trap after shooting a qualification score of 124. He also placed fifth at the ISSF World Cup in Larnaca.

Double Trap shooter James Willett created a junior world


ACTA training camp

JAMES WILLETT with National Coach VALERIY TIMOKHIN at the International GP in Gabala.

record, shooting 142 out of 150 targets at the ISSF World Cup in Al Ain. He went on to place sixth in the final, his first senior World Cup. He followed up this result with a bronze medal at the ISSF Junior Cup in Suhl. But it was in the ISSF World Championships in Lonato where he showed his competitors how much he has improved by placing fourth in the Senior event, one target away from a bronze medal. •

Trap shooter Emma Cox continued on with her improvement throughout 2015 with a bronze medal at the Cyprus GP. She also shot a qualification personal best at the ISSF World Cup 2015 in Larnaca (71 out of 75 targets), placing fourth in the final after a long shoot-off. Adam Vella returned to the podium with a gold medal in the Men’s Trap at the Cyprus GP. The Australian team of Vella, Jack Wallace and Sam Bylsma won the Team Trap silver medal at this event. Penny Smith shot consistently to final in the Junior

Photo credit: ISSF / Nicolo Zangirolami.

Women’s trap event at the Lonato World Championships, placing sixth. Our junior athletes also showed promising performances: • Jack Wallace won a gold medal in the junior men’s trap event at the Cyprus GP. He backed this up with a silver medal, and Sam Bylsma, the bronze at the Heydar Aliyev International GP. •

Mitchell Iles shot his personal best (122 out of 125 targets) at the ISSF Junior Cup in Suhl and placed fourth in the final. He backed this up with a fifth placing in the junior trap in the Lonato World Championships. Our youngest skeet shooter Aislin Jones also showed her personal best (69 out of 75 targets) at the ISSF Junior Cup in Suhl, placing sixth in the final.

As a coach I am happy with results of our new generation athletes. At our benchmark event, the ISSF World Championship in Lonato, it was disappointing that we did not achieve our AWE target (one medal) but we had every opportunity with Australians in two senior (and two junior) finals. The importance of converting finals to medals cannot be over-stated as we head to Rio. I take this opportunity in thanking all at Shooting Australia, the personal coaches and athletes for their efforts this year. VALERIY TIMOKHIN NATIONAL HIGH PERFORMANCE COACH, SHOTGUN

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Skeet athlete Laura Coles made her first final at the World Cup in Al Ain, placing fourth, a personal best at this level.

Skeet athlete LAURA COLES at the ISSF World Cup in Al Ain.

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hooting Australia has had another very successful year hosting the world class IPC Shooting World Cup Sydney, in addition to 11 Australia Cup competitions, Australia Cup Final / Grand Prix and Youth National Championships.

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The running of these events would not have been possible without the assistance of our fantastic Volunteers and the following host venues and associations / clubs: Sydney International Shooting Centre (SISC), Belmont Shooting Complex, Target Rifle SA, Shepparton Pistol Club, Brisbane Gun Club, WA Gun Club, Whiteman Park International Pistol Club and Sturt Pistol Club.

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The second annual Shooting Australia Awards of Excellence Night was held at the Rooty Hill RSL on Saturday the 21st of February 2015, in conjunction with Australia Cup 1 in Sydney, NSW. The number of attendees increased to 150 and in addition to SA Athletes, Coaches, Volunteers and Staff, also included VIP Guests Kitty Chiller – AOC representative & Chef de Mission for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Michael Hartung – APC and Andrew Pratley – AIS. The Shooting Australia 2014 Shooter of the Year, Coach of the Year, Official of the Year and Volunteer of the Year Awards were presented, as well as the new SA Media Awards.


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As well as hosting the listed events the office has also co-ordinated the administration and travel requirements of the SA Board, Committee Members, A4G squad, Coaches and Staff group. This included no less than 18 International Camps & Competitions, 22 Domestic Camps & Competitions and 25 Meetings.

Although my change of role has lessened my direct contact with our A4G High Performance Athletes, I could not miss a chance to congratulate you all on your success over the last 12 months and wish you all the best as you all continue to strive for success on your individual journeys, which for many is currently the Road to Rio!

January 2015 saw the departure of former Operations Manager Belinda Eeles, and Shooting Australia acknowledges her valuable contribution over her six years with the organisation. Following Belinda’s departure, I was offered, and gratefully accepted the opportunity to transition from my position as Sports Administrator into the role of Operations Manager.

Finally, I would like to thank the many volunteers who contribute so selflessly. I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share your invaluable knowledge with me and I look forward to working together to deliver world class Domestic and International events across Australia.

We welcomed Sports Administrator, Zina Stone to the SA Staff Group during what has been an extremely busy time in the office and she has done a fantastic job across all areas of the organisation. Zina’s main role is to co-ordinate all domestic and international travel for the SA High Performance Teams, liaising with key contacts to ensure that whilst travelling, all our athletes and coaches have to do is focus on winning medals!

KERRY COPPER OPERATIONS MANAGER

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I would like to take this opportunity to thank SA CEO Damien Marangon, the SA Board and the whole SA Staff group for their support and guidance throughout this transition period. The last eight months have been extremely challenging as I continue to grow and develop not only my management skills but most importantly relationships with our Partners, Member Body representatives and Volunteer Officials. So far it is proving to be an extremely rewarding role and I am enjoying every moment of my journey so far.

A priority over the coming months is to not only acknowledge your ongoing contributions by ensuring that the events are an enjoyable experience for everyone involved, but also to recognise and reward your individual contributions to the sport of shooting.

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MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER’S REPORT

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am excited to report another healthy year of work in the right direction – to strongly position the brand of Shooting Australia, engage our media connections to proactively promote our sport, and pursue every opportunity to showcase our remarkable athletes. The Awards of Excellence in February was a true ‘night of nights’ where we celebrated the achievements and contributions of the champions of our sport and community. We had some very deserving winners who took home their trophies. We had the pleasure of introducing a new category called ‘Media Awards’ and nominated our best media players from across the year for the award.

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In May this year, we played a significant role to assist in the launch of the Parliamentary Friends of Shooting group, hosted by Senator Bridget Mackenzie at the Parliament House in Canberra. In a proactive step forward, we will continue to contribute to the group’s success.

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It has been a rewarding experience to assist the office in the promotional aspects of the delivery of important events such as the Annual Awards of Excellence, Presentations, Australia Cups and more recently, a World Cup. During the year Shooting Australia developed a working group to explore, develop and plan commercial opportunities. This working group included two of our newest Board Directors, Lisa Cook and Lisa Hasker, and we look forward to seeing these ideas and opportunities realised into the future.


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Business-as-usual items relating to Shooting Australia’s strategic plan, have included the timely delivery of articles, press releases, publications, collateral and communication pieces. My role also offers support to our Member Bodies in the execution of their own Media & Communications plans. As a brand, Shooting Australia is now well positioned to step into the corporate space and seek out commercial opportunities, to address one of our greatest risks – financial sustainability. To consolidate that effort, we have begun the process of redevelopment of the Shooting Australia website, which is earmarked for launch early in 2016.

Also notable this year has been the design and production of the 2016-2020 Strategic Plan for Shooting Australia. This draft is currently being road-tested before formal ratification. Further to that, a brand new culture has been developed, with an expected launch next month, and we have enjoyed the innovation and creativity of this piece of work. To all my colleagues within the International Shooting Sport Federation, the International Paralympic Committee, the Australian Sports Commission, the Australian Institute of Sport, the Australian Olympic Committee, the Australian Paralympic Committee, the Australian Commonwealth Games Association, I am grateful for your terrific support, especially during resource-shy times. And in closing, to our incredible athletes, I will never cease to admire your endurance and grit as you chase that ultimate sporting dream. Going by the number of quotas earned, the evidence of all our cream rising to the top and the hard work you have been investing, I have no doubt that Australia is poised for greatness. I wish you every success as you journey towards Rio 2016. SUNITA MIRANDA MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

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Social media platforms are continuing to enable our sport to forge strong networks – for the shooting fraternity and the wider supporting public. Our focus in the near future is to explore greater success through the employment of technological channels. One consideration that is vital to the success of this delivery mode, however, is the respect that people need to maintain during online interactions. This is an area we will be working on, not just to keep the culture of our channels positive, but also to propagate a safe environment for everyone involved. Pursuant to that, a social media policy is being developed for our users.

An exciting deliverable for the month of September featured the organising of an Opening Ceremony for the International Paralympic Committee World Cup in Sydney. Mick on Wheels from the 2014 X-Factor show performed a three song-set, including the Australian National Anthem and the Koomurri Incursions crew gave us a riveting indigenous performance. Feedback received on the night was overwhelmingly positive.

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TECHNICAL COMMITTEE REPORT The Technical Committee has met twice during this year, with all members present. Further communications have been by email and telephone.

Technical Committee

With the New Rules, which have been a challenge to us all, completed, we have now been able to electronically present the Finals in the official way in all ISSF disciplines.

Kerry Copper, SA

ISSF WORLD CUPS 2016 ISSF Jury applications for World Cups 2016 to be appointed by the ISSF have been selected and will be forwarded to the ISSF. Successful applicants (if any) should be notified by late 2015.

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ISSF JUDGES & INTERNATIONAL REFEREES COURSES A successful Judges Course was presented in Brisbane for Rifle and an International Referee Course was presented in Perth. These Courses were presented by Paul Golden and Elaine Forward.

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ISSF LICENCE RENEWALS All disciplines have been sent renewal notices and application forms for those needing them, and they have been returned to SA to be forwarded to the ISSF. COMPETITIONS Our Officials and volunteers have had another busy year with SA sponsored competitions. These have been conducted in most States. It has been a hectic year finishing with the Oceania Championships and the SA Junior Nationals.

SA OFFICIALS LICENCE Tricia Van Nus has done a great job getting this document to the point for it now to be submitted to the ASC for acceptance under the National Official Accreditation System. Tricia will now go ahead to create a work booklet required for this course. THANKS TO OUR VOLUNTEERS The Committee acknowledges and thanks our volunteers for their time and their help, which is at their own cost, at the many competitions conducted for SA during the past year and looks forward to your continued support in the future. None of these events could be run without you.

ELAINE FORWARD OAM CHAIR TECHNICAL COMMITTEE

Elaine Forward OAM, ACTA, Chair Paul Golden, TRA Spencer Tweedie, PA Catherine Berry, NRAA


COACHES COMMITTEE REPORT The focus of the Coaches Committee this year has been aligning the Coaching Pathway to the Shooting Australia Athlete Pathway (in development), and working to finalise the introduction of the Advanced Coach accreditation level.

The Coaching Pathway shows the progression of coaches from the club level to state level and through to national and international level coaching. It is good for coaches to have an understanding of the Pathway, the coaching roles at each stage, and how they can progress along the pathway if they choose. Overall, this Pathway shows how important all coaches are in the Pathway, and the part all coaches play in achieving the shared goals of supporting members to improve in their shooting, wherever they are along the Pathway.

Carrie Quigley, SA, Chair Tricia Van Nus, TRA Alan Vilcins/Suzy Balogh, ACTA Peter Heuke, PA Catherine Berry, NRAA Tracey Grayer, FGFA

Shooting Australia was pleased to acknowledge the dedicated contributions of our volunteer coaches at the 2015 Awards of Excellence night. Congratulations to Ben Sandstrom, (PA), Gordon De Groen (TRA), Tony McGuigan (NRAA), and Greg Chan (ACTA) who were the finalists for each Member Association discipline. Greg Chan was awarded Shooting Australia Coach of the Year, and gave an acceptance speech about the importance of coaching and for retiring athletes to give back to the sport. Thank you to the members of the SA Coaching Committee, your comments, input and enthusiasm for coaching are fantastic.

CARRIE QUIGLEY CHAIR COACHES COMMITTEE

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The Advanced Coach Level of accreditation has been on hold for some time. This year, we have been in consultation with the Australian Sports Commission in regard to developing a program that will meet the needs of five of our National Member Associations. We are now close to coming to a program that will be accepted by the ASC.

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HIGH PERFORMANCE COMMITTEE REPORT Shooting Australia (SA) is indeed fortunate to engage such a knowledgeable and diverse group of stakeholders to support and monitor A4G’s performance in the areas of athlete development and support, coach development, competition results and pathway and/or system development. I publicly thank them for their input, debate, guidance and support.

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All Committee decisions are reached in consultation and collaboration of all stakeholders.

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Key outcomes achieved this year included the: • Ratification of the 2015 A4G squad • Re-aligning of the AWE athlete criteria • Monitoring of performance of our A4G athletes • Finalisation of strategies to deal with concerns raised through the A4G Athlete Evaluation Survey • Simplification of the ranking system • Confirmation of dAIS payments • Ratification of selection policies for the 2015 World and Junior International Cups • Review of the Australia Cup series • Introduction of the Personal Excellence strategy • Formalisation of the Shooting Australia Athlete Pathway • Distribution of the NextGenAUSCommGames investment for junior athletes • Finalisation of the 2016 Olympic/Paralympic Selection Panel and Appeals Tribunal.

With the Olympics and Paralympics within sight, I look forward to the continued constructive dialogue with our stakeholders for the betterment of the A4G program. TIM MAHON CHAIR HIGH PERFORMANCE COMMITTEE

High Performance Committee Tim Mahon

SA High Performance Manager, Chair

Miro Sipek

SA National Para-Shooting Coach

Petr Kurka

SA National Rifle Coach

Vladimir Galiabovitch SA National Pistol Coach

Valeriy Timokhin

SA National Shotgun Coach

Carrie Quigley

SA Personal Excellence & Pathway Coordinator

Zina Stone

SA Minute Secretary

Elaine Forward

Australian Clay Target Association

Ray Andrews Pistol Australia

Tricia Van Nus

Target Rifle Australia

Catherine Berry

National Rifle Association of Australia

Glen Rider

Field & Game Federation of Australia

Robyn Ridley

SA Athlete’s Committee

Andrew Pratley AIS Consultant


ATHLETE’S COMMITTEE REPORT The Athlete’s Committee, like many others, has been looking towards the Olympic Games next year, and over the past 12 months has had input into the selection policies and other issues so that our athletes get the best possible preparation for Rio.

In March this year we were shocked by the sudden passing of one of our committee representatives, Ashley Adams, who was killed in an accident. Ashley was our Elite Athlete with a Disability (EAD) committee member and we will miss his input and humour at our meetings. I thank Elizabeth Kosmala for taking up Ashley’s position as the EAD representative and welcome her to the committee.

We have been able to have a representative present at all High Performance Committee Meetings over the past 12 months allowing us to make sure an athlete’s point of view is heard on the many High Performance issues and decisions that are being made.

Michael Diamond, ACTA Matthew Pozzebon, NRAA Emily Esposito, PA Robyn Ridley, TRA, Chair Elizabeth Kosmala, TRA Tim Mahon, SA

Over the coming year we are looking forward to establishing our charity partner, and supporting our High Performance Squad athletes on the road to Rio by being able to work with Shooting Australia on any issues that come up. I would like to thank Michael, Matthew, Emily and Libby for their hard work over the past year. I look forward to working with them again next year as we continue to represent High Performance Squad member athletes and give them an avenue to voice any concerns or suggestions for improving our sport. ROBYN RIDLEY CHAIR ATHLETE’S COMMITTEE

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The committee met twice and discussions were based around many things, including selection policies, High Performance Program, the Australia Cup system, new team uniforms and wanting to choose a charity partner to align with the high performance squad, so that we could give something back to the community.

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IPC WORLD CUP

VOLUNTEERS raising the International Paralympic Committee flag.

CATH FETTELL, Shooting Australia President


SYDNEY

2015 OPENING

CEREMONY

KOOMURRI INCURSIONS GROUP performing a Welcome to Country dance.

VOLUNTEERS raising the Australian flag, while MICK on Wheels sang the National anthem.

DAMIEN MARANGON, Shooting Australia CEO


RUSSIAN TEAM MEMBERS.

BRAZILIAN TEAM MEMBERS.

From L-R: DAMIEN MARANGON (Shooting Australia CEO), MATT FAVIER (AIS DIRECTOR), CATH FETTELL (Shooting Australia President), MP RAY WILLIAMS (State Member for Castle Hill) and GLENN TASKER (Australian Paralympic Committee President).


ATHLETE TRACEY JACKSON OF AUSTRALIA with DIANNE PLUSCHKE.

MP RAY WILLIAMS officially opening the World Cup.

From L-R: Shooting Australia Board Directors BRUCE SCOTT, LISA COOK, CATH FETTELL, and KELVYN PRESCOTT, standing with MP RAY WILLIAMS (second from right).

AUDIENCE FROM 31 COUNTRIES at the Opening Ceremony.


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STRATEGIC PLAN 2 0 1 6

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2 0 2 0

PURPOSE To e n a b l e

Australian athletes t o b e W o r l d ’s b e s t

POSITION

VISION

Shooting Australia

Collectively driven

is the peak body

sustained International

responsible for leading

Podium Success

the growth, sustainability and success of target shooting sports in Australia

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LEADERSHIP

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UNITY

BUSINESS MODEL Enable Sustained High Performance Outcomes • Achieve the Highest Standard of Governance and Administration across the whole of sport • P r o m o t e Ta r g e t S h o o t i n g S p o r t s • Create Financial Security

COURAGE

INTEGRITY

EXCELLENCE

GROWTH ST R AT E GY Financial Sustainability • Alignment • Growth • Performance


GOVERNANCE REPORT DIRECTOR’S MEETINGS The table alongside sets out the number of directors meetings held during the financial year and the number of meetings attended by each individual director (while they were a director). During the financial year, six board meetings were held. DIRECTOR

HELD

ATTENDED

Catherine Fettell

6

6

Bruce Scott

6

6

Alan Smith

6

6

Kelvyn Prescott

6

5

Lisa Cook

2

2

Lisa Hasker

2

2

KEY OUTCOMES HIGH PERFORMANCE

PROMOTION AND POSITIONING

• Whole of Sport Governance Review being undertaken • Review and update of the Shooting Australia Strategic Plan (see opposite) • Appointment of two independent female Directors to the Shooting Australia Board • Full Policy Review of Shooting Australia Conducted • Introduction of an online Volunteer Management System

• The establishment of a Friends of Parliament Shooting Group and launch • Active involvement in the review of firearms laws and regulations • Appointment of a digital agency to develop a new website to enable webcommerce • National Squad uniforms updated with new SA and AIS logos • Full audit and update of SA signage at domestic competition venues

FINANCIAL SECURITY • Increase in participation funding from the Australian Sports Commission • Increased rigour around financial reporting to the Shooting Australia Board • Establishment of a Finance and Audit Committee • Increased financial arrangement negotiated with current suppliers • Establishment of a Commercial Opportunities Committee

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• Updated High Performance Plan and athlete categorisation • Delivery of a whole of sport Athlete Pathways Framework and establishment of a Pathways Working Group • Delivery of an IPC WC event in Sydney • Secondment of AIS service provision in psychology, strength and conditioning, skill acquisition and physiotherapy • Integration of personal excellence into athlete planning and agreements

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FINANCIALREPORT

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The directors present their report on Australian International Shooting Ltd for the financial year ended 30 June 2015.

1. General information 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 Therese Fettell Bruce Scott Alan Smith

Kelvyn Prescott Lisa Cook

Lisa Hasker

Appointed 01/03/2015 Appointed 01/03/2015

Directors have been in office since the start of the financial year to the date of this report unless otherwise stated. Principal activities The principal activity of Australian International Shooting Ltd during the financial year was to support competition shooting sports opportunities. No significant changes in the nature of the Companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activity occurred during the financial year. 2. Operating results and review of operations for the year Operating results The loss of the Company amounted to $ (36,708) (2014: $ (38,000)).


The directors have determined that the Company is not a reporting entity and that this special purpose financial report should be prepared in accordance with the accounting policies described in Note 1 to the financial statements. 3. Other items 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 may significantly affect the operations of the Company, the results of those operations or the state of affairs of the Company in future financial years. Indemnification and insurance of officers and auditors No indemnities have been given or insurance premiums paid, during or since the end of the financial year, for any person who is or has been an officer or auditor of Australian International Shooting Ltd.

The directors of the Company declare that: 1.

The financial statements and notes, as set out on pages 49 to 57, are in accordance with the Corporations Act 2001 and: (a) comply with Accounting Standards as stated in Note 1; and (b) give a true and fair view of the Company’s financial position as at 30 June 2015 and of its performance for the year ended on that date in accordance with the accounting policies described in Note 1 to 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. This declaration is made in accordance with a resolution of the Board of Directors.

Auditor’s independence declaration

Signed in accordance with a resolution of the Board of Directors:

Director:

Director:

Director:

Director:

Dated this day of 21st day of October 2015

Dated this day of 21st day of October 2015

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The lead auditor’s independence declaration in accordance with section 307C of the Corporations Act 2001, for the year ended 30 June 2015 has been received and can be found on page 44.

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FINANCIAL REPORT Independent Audit Report to the members of Australian International Shooting Ltd

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Report on the Financial Report We have audited the accompanying financial report, being a special purpose financial report of Australian International Shooting Ltd, which comprises the statement of financial position as at 30 June 2015, the statement of profit or loss and other comprehensive income, statement of changes in equity and statement of cash flows for the year then ended, notes comprising a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory information, and the directors’ declaration.

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Directors’ Responsibility 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 is 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.

Auditor’s Responsibility Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the financial report based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with Australian Auditing Standards. Those standards require that we comply with relevant ethical requirements relating to audit engagements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial report is free from material misstatement. An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the financial report. The procedures selected depend on the auditor’s judgement, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial report, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal control relevant to the Company’s preparation of the financial report that gives a true and fair view 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. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of accounting estimates made by the directors, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial report. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion.


FINANCIAL REPORT Independent Audit Report to the members of Australian International Shooting Ltd (continued)

Independence In conducting our audit, we have complied with the independence requirements of the Corporations Act 2001. We confirm that the independence declaration required by the Corporations Act 2001, which has been given to the directors of Australian International Shooting Ltd, would be in the same terms if given to the directors as at the time of this auditor’s report. Opinion In our opinion the financial report of Australian International Shooting Ltd is in accordance with the Corporations Act 2001, including: (a) giving a true and fair view of the Company’s financial position as at 30 June 2015 and of its performance for the year ended on that date; and (b) complying with Australian Accounting Standards Reduced Disclosure Requirements and the Corporations Regulations 2001.

Basis of Accounting Without modifying our opinion, we draw attention to Note 1 to the financial report which describes the basis of accounting. The financial report is 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. GRAY PERRY DFK CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

BRENDON J SKATES

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FINANCIAL REPORT Auditors Independence Declaration under Section 307C of the Corporations Act 2001 to the Board of Directors of Australian International Shooting Ltd

I declare that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, during the year ended 30 June 2015, 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. GRAY PERRY DFK CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

BRENDON J SKATES

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1st Floor 89 92 South Terrace Adelaide SA 5000 Dated this day of 27th day of October 2015

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FINANCIAL REPORT Statement of Profit or Loss and Other Comprehensive Income For the Year Ended 30 June 2015

2015 $

2014 $

Revenue

2,653,054

2,818,377

Employee benefits expense

(963,275)

(945,561)

(13,023)

(16,061)

(1,292,514)

(1,496,478)

(420,950)

(398,277)

Loss for the year

(36,708)

(38,000)

Total comprehensive loss for the year

(36,708)

(38,000)

Depreciation and amortisation expense Competition and Training Other expenses

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The accompanying notes form part of these financial statements.

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FINANCIAL REPORT Statement of Financial Position 30 June 2015

Note

2015 $

2014 $

Cash and cash equivalents

2

941,892

905,582

Trade and other receivables

3

72,160

52,485

3,295

1,014,052

961,362

36,345

38,653

36,345

38,653

1,050,397

1,000,015

ASSETS CURRENT ASSETS

Current tax receivable TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS NONCURRENT ASSETS Property, plant and equipment

4

TOTAL NONCURRENT ASSETS TOTAL ASSETS LIABILITIES

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CURRENT LIABILITIES

46

Trade and other payables

5

93,366

98,611

Employee benefits

6

165,105

172,771

Other financial liabilities

100,000

TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES

358,471

271,382

TOTAL LIABILITIES

358,471

271,382

NET ASSETS

691,926

728,633

Retained earnings

691,926

728,633

TOTAL EQUITY

691,926

728,633

NONCURRENT LIABILITIES

EQUITY

The accompanying notes form part of these financial statements.


FINANCIAL REPORT Statement of Changes in Equity For the Year Ended 30 June 2015

Retained Earnings $

Total $

Balance at 1 July 2014

728,633

728,633

Profit attributable to members of the entity

(36,708)

(36,708)

Balance at 30 June 2015

691,925

691,925

Retained Earnings $

Total $

Balance at 1 July 2013

766,633

766,633

Profit attributable to members of the entity

(38,000)

(38,000)

Balance at 30 June 2014

728,633

728,633

2015

2014

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The accompanying notes form part of these financial statements.

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FINANCIAL REPORT Statement of Cash Flows For the Year Ended 30 June 2015

Note

2015 $

2014 $

2,709,434

2,748,494

(2,686,355)

(2,760,521)

23,946

35,328

47,025

23,301

Purchase of property, plant and equipment

(10,715)

(8,327)

Net cash used by investing activities

(10,715)

(8,327)

36,310

14,974

905,582

890,608

941,892

905,582

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES: Receipts from customers Payments to suppliers and employees Interest received Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

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CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents held Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year

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Cash and cash equivalents at end of financial year

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The accompanying notes form part of these financial statements.

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FINANCIAL REPORT Notes to the Financial Statements For the Year Ended 30 June 2015

1 Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (a) Basis of Preparation The directors have prepared the financial statements on the basis that the not for profit Company is a non reporting entity because there are no users dependent on general purpose financial statements. These financial statements are therefore a special purpose financial statements that has been prepared in order to meet the requirements of the Corporations Act 2001. The financial report has been prepared in accordance with the significant accounting policies disclosed below which the directors have determined are appropriate to meet the needs of members. Such accounting policies are consistent with the previous period unless otherwise stated. The financial statements have been prepared on an accruals basis and are based on historical costs unless otherwise stated in the notes. The accounting policies that have been adopted in the preparation of this report are as follows:

(b) Comparative Amounts Comparatives are consistent with prior years, unless otherwise stated. Where a change in comparatives has also affected the opening retained earnings previously presented in a comparative period, an opening statement of financial position at the earliest date of the comparative period has been presented.

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 costs of dismantling and restoring the asset, where applicable. Assets measured using the revaluation model are carried at fair value at the revaluation date less any subsequent accumulated depreciation and impairment losses. Revaluations are performed whenever there is a material movement in the value of an asset under the revaluation model. Plant and equipment Plant and equipment are measured using the cost model. Depreciation The depreciable amount of all property, plant and equipment, except for freehold land is depreciated on a reducing balance method from the date that management determine that the asset is available for use. (d) Financial instruments Financial instruments are recognised initially using trade date accounting, i.e. on the date that Company becomes party to the contractual provisions of the instrument. 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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Rounding of amounts The Company is an entity to which ASIC Class Order 98/100 applies and, accordingly, amounts in the financial statements and Directorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Report have been rounded to the nearest dollars.

(c) Property, Plant and Equipment Classes of property, plant and equipment are measured using the cost or revaluation model as specified below.

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FINANCIAL REPORT Notes to the Financial Statements For the Year Ended 30 June 2015 Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (continued)

Financial Assets Financial assets are divided into the following categories which are described in detail below: u loans and receivables; u financial assets at fair value through profit or loss; and u held to maturity investments.

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. For trade receivables, impairment provisions are recorded in a separate allowance account with the loss being recognised in profit or loss. When confirmation has been received that the amount is not collectable, the gross carrying value of the asset is written off against the associated impairment provision.

Financial assets are assigned to the different categories on initial recognition, depending on the characteristics of the instrument and its purpose. A financial instrumentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

Subsequent recoveries of amounts previously written off are credited against other expenses in profit or loss.

Loans and receivables Loans and receivables are non 0derivative 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.

Financial assets at fair value through profit or loss Financial assets at fair value through profit or loss include financial assets:

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After initial recognition these are measured at amortised cost, less provision for impairment. Any change in their value is recognised in profit or loss. The Companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trade and most other receivables fall into this category of financial instruments. Discounting is omitted where the effect of discounting is considered immaterial. 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 counter party will default.

acquired principally for the purpose of selling in the near future or u designated by the entity to be carried at fair value through profit or loss upon initial recognition. u

Assets included within this category are carried in the statement of financial position at fair value with changes in fair value recognised in finance income or expenses in profit or loss. Held to maturity investments Held to maturity investments are non derivative financial assets with fixed or determinable payments and fixed maturity. Investments are classified as held to maturity if it is the intention of the Companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s management to hold them until maturity.


FINANCIAL REPORT Notes to the Financial Statements For the Year Ended 30 June 2015 Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (continued) Held to maturity investments are subsequently measured at amortised cost using the effective interest method, with revenue recognised on an effective yield basis. In addition, if there is objective evidence that the investment has been impaired, the financial asset is measured at the present value of estimated cash flows. Any changes to the carrying amount of the investment are recognised in profit or loss. Financial liabilities Financial liabilities are recognised when the Company becomes a party to the contractual agreements of the instrument. All interest related charges and, if applicable, changes in an instrument’s fair value that are reported in profit or loss are included in the income statement line items “finance costs” or “finance income”. Financial liabilities are classified as either financial liabilities ‘at fair value through profit or loss’ or other financial liabilities depending on the purpose for which the liability was acquired.

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.

(e) Impairment of nonfinancial assets At the end of each reporting period the Company determines whether there is an evidence of an impairment indicator for assets. Where this indicator exists, the recoverable amount of the assets is estimated. The recoverable amount of an asset is the higher of the fair value less costs of disposal and the value in use. Value in use is the present value of the future cash flows expected to be derived from an asset. Where the recoverable amount is less than the carrying amount, an impairment loss is recognised in profit or loss. (f) Cash and cash equivalents 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. (g) Employee benefits Provision is made for the Company’s liability for employee benefits arising from services rendered by employees to the end of the reporting year. Employee benefits have been measured at the amounts expected to be paid when the liability is settled.

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The Company’s financial liabilities include, trade and other payables, which are measured at amortised cost.

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.

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FINANCIAL REPORT Notes to the Financial Statements For the Year Ended 30 June 2015 Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (continued) Provision is made for the Company’s liability for employee benefits arising from services rendered by employees to the end of the reporting period. Employee benefits that are expected to be settled within one year have been measured at the amounts expected to be paid when the liability is settled. 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 12 months after the reporting date regardless of the classification of the liability for measurement purposes under AASB 119.

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Termination benefits Termination benefits are those benefits paid to an employee as a result of either the entity’s decision to terminate an employee’s employment before the normal retirement date or an employee’s decision to accept an offer of benefits in exchange for the termination of employment.

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Termination benefits are recorded as a provision at the earlier of the following dates: When the entity can no longer withdraw the offer of those benefits; and u When the entity recognises costs for a restructuring that is within the scope of AASB 137 Provisions, Contingent Liabilities and Contingent Assets and involves the payment of termination benefits. u

(h) Provisions Provisions are recognised when the Company has a legal or constructive obligation, as a result of past events, for which it is probable that an outflow of economic benefits will result and that outflow can be reliably measured.

(i) Income Tax No provison for income tax has been raised as the company is exempt from income tax under Div 50 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. (j) 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 entity 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). Sale of goods Revenue is recognised on transfer of goods to the customer as this is deemed to be the point in time when risks and rewards are transferred and there is no longer any ownership or effective control over the goods. Interest revenue Interest is recognised using the effective interest method. (k) 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.


FINANCIAL REPORT Notes to the Financial Statements For the Year Ended 30 June 2015 Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (continued) 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. (l) Adoption of new and revised accounting standards During the current year, the Company adopted all of the new and revised Australian Accounting Standards and Interpretations applicable to its operations which became mandatory. The adoption of these Standards has impacted the recognition, measurement and disclosure of certain transactions. The following is an explanation of the impact the adoption of these Standards and Interpretations has had on the financial statements of Australian International Shooting Ltd. Impact

AASB 1055 Budgetary Reporting AASB 20131 Amendments to AASB 1049 Relocation of Budgetary Reporting Requirements

As the entity is not subject to budgetary reporting, this will have no impact on the entity.

AASB 2012-3 Amendments to Australian Accounting Standards-Offsetting Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities [AASB 132] (m) New Accounting Standards and Interpretations The AASB has issued new and amended Accounting Standards and Interpretations that have mandatory application dates for future reporting periods. The Company has decided against early adoption of these Standards. The following table summarises those future requirements, and their impact on the Company:

As there are no offsetting arrangements currently in place, this will have no impact on the entity.

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Standard Name

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FINANCIAL REPORT Notes to the Financial Statements For the Year Ended 30 June 2015 (m) New Accounting Standards and Interpretations (continued) Standard Name

Effective date for entity

Requirements

Impact

AASB 9 Financial Instruments and amending standards AASB 2010-7/AASB 2012-6

30 June 2016

Changes to the classification and measurement requirements for financial assets and financial liabilities.

The impact of AASB 9 has not yet been determined as the entire standard has not been released.

New rules relating to derecognition of financial instruments. 2 Cash and cash equivalents

2015 $

2014 $

Cash at bank and in hand

316,331

155,582

Short-term bank deposits

625,561

750,000

941,892

905,582

Reconciliation of cash

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Cash and Cash equivalents reported in the statement of cash flows are reconciled to the equivalent items in the statement of financial position as follows:

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2015 $

2014 $

941,892

905,582

2015 $

2014 $

Trade receivables

68,467

39,580

Other receivables

3,693

12,905

72,160

52,485

Cash and cash equivalents 3 Trade and other receivables CURRENT

Total current trade and other receivables

The carrying value of trade receivables is considered a reasonable approximation of fair value due to the shortterm 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.


FINANCIAL REPORT Notes to the Financial Statements For the Year Ended 30 June 2015

4 Property, plant and equipment 2014 $

Target Equipment At cost

173,023

173,023

Accumulated depreciation

(167,706)

(165,875)

5,317

7,148

18,480

22,498

(12,824)

(14,367)

5,656

8,131

Firearms At cost

10,672

10,672

Accumulated depreciation

(9,228)

(8,745)

1,444

1,927

182,773

182,773

(169,263)

(161,382)

13,510

21,391

6,709

1,099

(1,128)

(1,081)

Total computer equipment

5,581

18

Diagnostic Equipment At cost

13,231

7,117

Accumulated depreciation

(8,394)

(7,079)

Total computer software

4,837

38

Total plant and equipment

36,345

38,653

Total property, plant and equipment

36,345

38,653

Total plant and equipment Furniture, fixture and fittings At cost Accumulated depreciation Total furniture, fixture and fittings

Total firearms Office equipment At cost Accumulated depreciation Total office equipment Web Page Development At cost Accumulated depreciation

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2015 $

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FINANCIAL REPORT Notes to the Financial Statements For the Year Ended 30 June 2015

5 Trade and other payables 2015 $

2014 $

Secured Liabilities

24,952

55,095

Trade payables

48,273

43,516

Sundry payables and accrued expenses

15,029

5,112

93,366

98,611

CURRENT

Accrued expenses GST Payable

All amounts are short term and the carrying values are considered to be a reasonable approximation of fair value. 6 Employee Benefits 2015 $

2014 $

165,105

172,771

CURRENT

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Provision for employee benefits

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7 Key Management Personnel Disclosures Management remuneration Number of employees $0-$50,000

0

$50,000-$100,000

2

$100,000-$150,000

2

8 Remuneration of Auditors

Remuneration of the auditor of the Company auditing or reviewing the financial report

2015 $

2014 $

8,000

7,800


FINANCIAL REPORT Notes to the Financial Statements For the Year Ended 30 June 2015

9 Contingencies In the opinion of the Directors, the Company did not have any contingencies at 30 June 2015 (30 June 2014: None). 10 Membersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Guarantee The company is incorporated under the Corporations Act 2001 and is a company limited by gurantee. If the company is wound up, the constitution states that each member is required to contribute a maximum of $100 each towards meeting any outstandings and obligations of the company. 11 Cash Flow Information (a) Reconciliation of result for the year to cashflows from operating activities Reconciliation of net income to net cash provided by operating activities: 2015 $

2014 $

(36,708)

(38,000)

13,023

16,061

(increase)/decrease in trade and other receivables

(19,675)

(34,553)

(increase)/decrease in other assets

100,000

-

increase/(decrease) in trade and other payables

(1,949)

32,978

increase/(decrease) in provisions

(7,666)

46,815

47,025

23,301

Profit for the year Cash flows excluded from profit attributable to operating activities Non-cash flows in profit: depreciation

Cashflow from operations 12 Company Details The registered office of and principal place of business of the company is: Australian International Shooting Ltd 6 Walsh Ave St Marys SA 5048

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Changes in assets and liabilities, net of the effects of purchase and disposal of subsidiaries:

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MARSH INSURANCE INTRODUCTION

This report has been produced as an overview of the last twelve months sponsored income to Australian International Shooting Ltd, the report also includes commentary on Marketing and Claims for member programs. We have summarized the current participation data for the period September 2014 to September 2015 and provided commentary on the number of policies and income compared to previous years. The data reviewed has produced an increase in participation with AISLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s income increasing from $10,755.38 in 2014 to $11,828.18 in 2015. Increased participation by member clubs during the past twelve months have contributed to this increase. We trust you will find this report beneficial and welcome your feedback.

Robert Low | Manager â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sports & Entertainment Marsh Advantage Insurance Pty Ltd Level 6, 70 Frankin Street Adelaide, South Australia, Australia All correspondence to: GPO Box 2637, Adelaide SA 5001 Tel: 61 8 8385 3588 | Fax: 61 8 8211 8785 | Email: robert.low@marshadvantage.com www.marshadvantage.com.au

MARSH SERVICE TEAM

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A platform of the Marsh approach is the provision of personal service through a dedicated service team who are totally focussed on your business. As has been previously advised, Kate Ball has overall responsibility for the AISL business reporting to Robert Low. Your service team is: Name : Robert Low Manager Commercial, Sport & Entertainment Office Direct Line : (08) 8385 3588 Fax : (08) 8211 8785 Mobile : 0404 463 148 E-mail : robert.low@marsh.com

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Name : Lauren Coburn Account Executive Office Direct Line : (08) 8385 3616 Fax : (08) 8211 8785 E-mail : lauren.coburn@marsh.com Name : Luciano Musci Assistant Account Executive Office Direct Line : (08) 8385 3510 Fax : (08) 8211 8785 E-mail : luciano.musci@marsh.com Marsh Office : Office Address : Level 6, 70 Franklin Street, Adelaide SA 5000 Postal Address : GPO Box 2637, Adelaide SA 5001 Contact Number(s) : Phone (08) 8385 3600, Fax (08) 8211 8785 Our general website : Visit our website at www.marsh.com.au for information about our extensive range of products and services.


E REPORT INSURANCE MARKETING REPORT

The first half of 2015 has been an active period for the Australian insurance market as it continues to respond to competitive pressures. Heightened cyber security risk, political and economic uncertainty, low interest rates and slow economic growth are all challenging the market at a time when there are significant new capital inflows and surplus capacity. For the third consecutive year natural disaster losses were below the recent 10 year average (US$12 billion versus $27 billion). Should this trend continue the market may see no region globally surpass their 10 year average in 2015. This benign loss environment is the major contributor to insurersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; strong profitability and, ultimately, the favourable market conditions for buyers. Market consolidation has continued in 2015 with a number of mergers and acquisitions finalised and new ones announced, both locally and internationally. This increased consolidation activity is symptomatic of the soft market, where insurers are substantially challenged to maintain returns and deploy surplus capital through organic growth. Locally, the outlook remains positive despite warnings of economic headwinds in Australia spurred by low growth environment and the continued fall of commodity prices. There appears no end in sight to the combination of new capital, surplus capacity and the lack of catastrophes.

MARKETING & CLAIMS

We provide the following information of our marketing during 2014/2015 and claims for the twelve month period.

MARKETING:

We produced a marketing campaign via mailed letters to member clubs offering Property insurance in the last twelve months. This campaign introduced new business to the scheme which has been reflected in the increased income.

All portfolios have run well during the past twelve months with Domestic insurance still having the majority of claims. The loss ratio for all insurance products is good compared with the industry average: Type of Insurance

Loss Ratio

Event Activity

Due Date

Property Insurance

15%

Property Insurance for Dealers

New Offering December 2015

Public & Product Liability

7%

Personal Accident

28%

Web based Travel Insurance

Accident & Health working on site

Travel Insurance

31%

Associations Liability

40%

Private Client Services

33%

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Activity for the next period will include:

CLAIMS:

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MARSH INSURANCE REPORT

AISL INCOME SUMMARY

AISL income includes the number of policies, premium paid and income generated: Private & Commercial Business 30 September 2009 to 30 September 2010 Policies 105

Premium Earned $180,456.98

Net Income to AISL $7,325.32

Private & Commercial Business 30 September 2010 to 30 September 2011 Policies Premium Earned Net Income to AISL 87 $144,323.83 $6,014.49 Private & Commercial Business 30 September 2011 to 30 September 2012 Policies Premium Earned Net Income to AISL 189 $206,197.35 $8,693.07 Private & Commercial Business 30 September 2012 to 30 September 2013 Policies Premium Earned Net Income to AISL 238 $230,617.16 $10,211.73

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Private & Commercial Business 30 September 2013 to 30 September 2014 Policies Premium Earned Net Income to AISL 241 $234,727.78 $10,755.38

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Private & Commercial Business 30 September 2014 to 30 September 2015 Policies 227

Premium Earned $267,428.33

Net Income to AISL $11,828.18


MARSH INSURANCE REPORT

Important Notices These notices outline your rights and obligations in relation to entering into insurance contracts. It is essential that you read these notices carefully and advise your Account Executive immediately if you wish to make a further ‘declaration’ or have questions about general or policy specific* notices. Disclosure Your Duty of Disclosure - contracts of general insurance subject to the Insurance Contracts Act Before you enter into a contract of general insurance with an insurer, you have a duty, under the Insurance Contracts Act 1984, to disclose to the insurer every matter that you know, or could reasonably be expected to know, is relevant to the insurer’s decision whether to accept the risk of the insurance and, if so, on what terms.

Non-Disclosure If you fail to comply with your duty of disclosure, the insurer may be entitled to reduce its liability under the contract in respect of a claim, or may cancel the contract. If your non-disclosure is fraudulent, the insurer may also have the option of avoiding the contract from its beginning. Please note that your duty to disclose applies also when you amend, alter, vary or endorse a policy.

If you enter into a contract of insurance on behalf of any subsidiary and/or related company of the named insured, that subsidiary and/or related company has the same duty of disclosure as the named insured. We recommend that you ensure that each subsidiary and/or related company is made aware of the duty of disclosure and given an opportunity to make any necessary disclosures. Utmost Good Faith Every insurance contract is subject to the doctrine of utmost good faith, which requires that parties to the contract should act toward each other honestly and fairly, avoiding any attempt to deceive in assuming and performing contractual obligations. Failure to do so on the part of the insured may permit the insurer to refuse to pay a claim or to cancel the policy or both. Change of Risk or Circumstance It is vital that you advise the insurer of any changes to your company’s usual business. For example, insurers must be advised of any: u mergers or acquisitions, u changes in occupation or location, u new products or services, or u new overseas activities. If you are in doubt as to whether to notify your insurer of a change in business operations, please consult Marsh. Please note that your duty to disclose applies also when you amend, alter, vary or endorse a policy.

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You have the same duty to disclose those matters to the insurer before you renew, extend, vary or reinstate a contract of general insurance. Your duty, however, does not require disclosure of matters: u that diminish the risk to be undertaken by the insurer, u that are of common knowledge, u that your insurer knows or, in the ordinary course of its business, ought to know, or u as to which compliance with your duty is waived by the insurer.

Disclosure – Subsidiary & Associated Companies Your Duty of Disclosure - Cover which is arranged for subsidiary and/or associated companies in addition to named insured’s.

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MARSH INSURANCE REPORT

Subrogation Some policies contain provisions that either exclude or reduce the insurer’s liability for a claim if you waive or limit your rights to recover damages from another party in relation to any loss.

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You may prejudice your rights with regard to a claim if, without the prior agreement from your insurers, you make any agreement with a third party that will prevent the insurer from recovering the loss from that, or another party. If you have such agreements, we may be able to negotiate with the insurer to permit them and therefore we request you advise Marsh of their existence. Examples of such agreements are the ”hold harmless” clauses which are often found in leases, in maintenance or supply contracts from burglar alarm or fire protection installers and in repair contracts. If you are in doubt, please consult Marsh.

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Un-named Parties Most policy conditions will exclude indemnity to other parties (eg. mortgagees, lessors, principals, etc.) unless their interest is properly noted on the policy. If you require the interest of a party other than the named insured to be covered, you must specifically request this. Privacy Notice Marsh Pty Ltd (“Marsh”) and the insurers that Marsh place your insurance with (“Insurer”) are bound by the requirements of the Privacy Act 1988 as amended by the Privacy (Private Sector) Act 2000 (“the Act”), which sets standards on the collection, use, disclosure and handling of personal information. Personal information is essentially information about individuals where the individual can be identified. It may include information such as your name, contact details, age, insurance history or financial details. Sensitive Information is a particular kind of personal information and includes information about an individual’s health; racial or ethnic origins; membership of political, professional or trade associations; political

opinions or philosophical or religious beliefs; criminal record; or sexual preferences. Marsh and your insurers disclose personal information to third parties both in Australia and overseas, where it is believed necessary for us to provide our services to the professional standard you expect. These parties may include (but are not limited to) insurers, reinsurers and other intermediaries. All parties may also disclose this information, as needed, to employers, health workers, investigators, lawyers, loss adjusters and to government departments if required by law to do so. Where practical, information will be collected from individuals directly, however sometimes it may be collected indirectly by way of a representative. When you give Marsh or your Insurer personal information about other individuals, we rely on you to have made them aware that you will or may provide their information to us, the purposes for which we use it, the types of third parties we disclose it to and how they can access it (as described in this notice). If it is sensitive information we rely on you to have obtained their consent to these matters. If you have not done these things, you must tell us before you provide the relevant information. Where required you can access the personal information you provided to Marsh, and we can also facilitate you accessing the information supplied to your insurers through us by contacting: The Privacy Officer Marsh Advantage Insurance Pty Ltd (ABN 86 004 651 512) PO Box H176 Australia Square NSW 1215 Tel: 02 8864 7688 Email: privacy.australia@marsh.com


ete of the Female athl INE SK INNER year CATHERCHILLER, with KITT Y ion, 2016 Chef de Miss c Games Rio Olympi

Para-Shooter of the year, JASON MARONEY with MICHAEL HARTUNG, GM, Sport, APC

President Shooting Australiah Shooting CATH FET TELL wit p awardees shi Australia Fellow (lef t) and DENNIS CLA XTON ht). NICK SULLIVAN (rig

Media award of the year nomine NICOLE JEFFERYe from The Australia

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Male athlete of the year WARREN POTENT with AIS Performance Advisor ANDREW PRATLEY.

Volunteer of URSULA BA the Year winner DOMINIC W YLIS S with AL AN VILCINHA LA N (left) and S, Pr esiden AC TA (right). t,

AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE nt of ACTA ALA N VILCINS, Preside t at the ISSF with bronze medallis EMM A COX . hip World Champions

Special media volunteer award winner GERRY COLLINS.


SHOOTING AUSTRALIA AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE WINNERS

2015

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Male Warren Potent Female Catherine Skinner From L-R: Trap Women athletes LAETISHA SCANLAN, EMMA COX and CATHERINE SKINNER with NICOLE JEFFERY of The Australian.

Para-Shooting Jason Maroney COACH OF THE YEAR Greg Chan VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR Ursula Bayliss OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR Dean Romanoff MEDIA OF THE YEAR Michael Cain of NBN News AISL FELLOWSHIP AWARDS Nick Sullivan Dennis Claxton

National Pistol coach VLADIMIR GALIABOVITCH (left) with ANDREW PRATLEY, AIS Performance Advisor(right).

From L-R: DAMIEN MARANGON (Shooting Australia CEO), KITTY CHILLER (Chef de Mission of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games), MICHAEL HARTUNG GM, Sport, APC.

DAMIEN MARANGON, Shooting Australia CEO

Shooting Australia Board Directors. From L-R: BRUCE SCOTT, CATH FETTELL, KELVYN PRESCOTT and ALAN SMITH.

From L-R: JACK KERFOOT, DANIEL WEAR, PAUL ADAMS and JOSH BELL.


PETA and ALAN VILCINS.

From L-R: ANDREW PRATLEY, AIS Performance Advisor, TIM MAHON (Shooting Australia High Performance Manager) and MICHAEL HARTUNG GM, Sport, APC

LIBBY KOSMALA. From L-R: NICK SULLIVAN (President, Oceania Shooting Federation), and SUE CARLYON.

Veteran Paralympian LIBBY KOSMALA OAM.

NATALIE SMITH with husband STUART and son DANIEL. PAUL GOLDEN and SUE CARLYON.

From L-R: ADAM VELLA, KELVYN PRESCOTT and ZINA STONE.

From L-R: Outgoing Operations Manager BELINDA EELES with SUNITA MIRANDA.

From L-R: DANE SAMPSON and JACK ROSSITER.

From L-R: Shooting Australia staff KERRY COPPER, SUNITA MIRANDA and ZINA STONE.


VALE ASHLEY ADAMS

In March 2015, Shooting Australia lost one of our great Paralympians, Ashley Adams in a tragic quad-bike accident on his farm in Queensland. The five-time Paralympian was a dual medallist at the 2004 Athens Paralympic Games and had also won the 1998 IPC World Championship title in Spain in the 50 metre rifle prone event. The first member of the Australian team to win a quota for the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, Ashley will always be remembered for his excellent sportsmanship, innovative ideas and wonderful character.


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Shooting Australia Annual Report 2014 - 15  

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