Support through the individual athlete scholarship program is offered annually to athletes from sports which do not have a Tier 1 program.
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.
Monday, 13 May 2019
Victorian Institute of Sport’s Elena Galiabovich and Sergei Evglevski competed at the National Pistol Series meet over the weekend, with Evglevski winning the 25m Rapid Fire event and Galiabovich winning the 10m Air Pistol.
Monday, 06 May 2019
VIS athletes, Penny Smith and Jack Wallace, took out the Women’s and Men’s Trap event at the Victorian Clay Target Association Championships on the weekend.
Monday, 29 April 2019
The Pistol Australia Nationals took place on 21 - 22 April, and Victorian Institute of Sport’s Sergei Evglevski finished first in the 25m Rapid Fire event with a new national qualification record and a new finals record.
Monday, 25 March 2019
Victorian Institute of Sport’s duo Laetisha Scanlan and James Willett, who respectively won silver and gold in their two individual Trap events, won gold for the third time at the ISSF World Cup Shotgun event in Acapulco, Mexico.
Monday, 21 January 2019
Victorian Institute of Sport’s Aislin Jones created her own piece of history last week at the Australian Clay Target Association National Championships being the first ever woman to win a High Gun title.
Monday, 12 November 2018
Victorian Institute of Sport athletes cleaned up at the Shooting Australia Open earlier this month, with Elena Galiabovitch and Laetisha Scanlan both winning two gold medals each.
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.
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.
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.
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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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
Shooting Performance Support Coordinator
Adam Vella (employed by Shooting Australia)
National Shotgun Head Coach
Vladimir Galiabovitch (employed by Shooting Australia)
National Pistol Coach
Training VenuesVIS Gymnasium
Various shooting ranges throughout Victoria