Victorian Institute of Sport


Support through the individual athlete scholarship program is offered annually to athletes from sports which do not have a Tier 1 program.

The VIS play a crucial role in the development and delivery of Shooting Australia’s High Performance Program and their National Centre of Excellence program across both the Shotgun and Pistol disciplines.

Through the partnership between VIS and Shooting Australia the development and engagement of the performance support team has provided a significant contribution to the development and preparation of athletes for benchmark events including the Olympic and Commonwealth Games and ISSF World Championships.

The program plays a key role in supporting SA’s National Coaches to develop, implement and evaluate their individual performance plans for targeted categorised athletes across both Shotgun and Pistol disciplines.

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Argiro Dual Junior World Champion

Monday, 10 September 2018

It has been a successful few weeks for Victorian Institute of Sport athletes at the World Shooting Championships in Korea, with Nathan Argiro winning gold in the Junior Men’s Trap as well as combining with fellow scholarship holder, Mitchell Illes-Crevtain, to win gold in the Junior Men’s Teams Trap event.

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Scanlan's golden Birthday

Monday, 20 August 2018

Birthday presents don’t get much better than a gold medal and Laetisha Scanlan made it a 28th birthday to remember when she won the Women’s Trap title on the Gold Coast, edging out Northern Ireland’s Kirsty Barr in a nail-biting finish.

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Smith finishes fifth on world stage

Monday, 18 June 2018

VIS Shooter, Penny Smith, has finished fifth in the women’s Trap Final at the ISSF World Cup in Malta last week.

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Jones equals her own junior world record

Monday, 07 May 2018

Victorian Institute of Sport shooters, Aislin Jones, Laetisha Scanlan, Penny Smith and Emma Cox all finished in podium positions at the Victorian ISSF Championships in Echuca over the weekend.

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Mixed duo shooting silver

Monday, 30 April 2018

Victorian Institute of Sport shooters, Penny Smith and Jack Wallace, take silver in the Trap Mixed Team final at the ISSF World Cup in South Korea.

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Galiabovitch wins in Korea

Monday, 23 April 2018

VIS’ Elena Galiabovitch claims the women's 25m Pistol gold at the ISSF World Cup in South Korea.

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Frey appointed Shooting Performance Support Manager

Friday, 20 April 2018

We are pleased to announce that Nicky Frey has been appointed as the new VIS/ Shooting Australia (SA) Shooting Performance Support Manager.

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Shooting Review: Commonwealth Games

Monday, 16 April 2018

Victorian Institute of Sport shooters were well on target at Gold Coast 2018, collecting five medals, three finalists, a Commonwealth Games title, and a new Games record.

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Galiabovitch secures Australia’s first shooting medal

Monday, 09 April 2018

VIS shooter Elena Galiabovitch secured Australia’s first shooting medal, taking bronze in the women’s 10m air pistol at the Commonwealth Games.

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Jones crowned Junior World Champion

Tuesday, 03 April 2018

VIS sharp shooter Aislin Jones has won the women’s Skeet event at the ISSF Junior World Cup in Sydney.

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Recent Reslts

Laetisha Scanlan – 1st Place, Women’s Trap, 2018 Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast

Penny Smith – 1st Place, Trap Mixed Team, 2017 ISSF Shotgun World Championships, Moscow, Russia

Mitchell Illes – 1st Place, Trap Junior Men’s Team, 2017 ISSF Shotgun World Championships, Moscow, Russia

Aslin Jones – 1st Place, Women’s Skeet, ISSF Junior World Cup & 2nd Place, Women’s Skeet, ISSF Junior Grand Prix, Suhl, GER. 4th Place, Junior Women’s Skeet, 2017 ISSF Shotgun World Championships, Moscow, Russia

Sergei Evglevski – 1st Place, 25m Rapid Fire Pistol, World University Games, Kuala Lumpar

Catherine Skinner – 2nd Place, Women’s Trap, 2017 ISSF Shotgun World Championships, Moscow, Russia

Nicky Frey

Shooting Performance Support Coordinator

Adam Vella (employed by Shooting Australia)

National Shotgun Head Coach

Vladimir Galiabovitch (employed by Shooting Australia)

National Pistol  Coach

Training Venues

VIS Gymnasium

Various shooting ranges throughout Victoria

Other Shooting athletes