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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VIS’ Scanlan and Willett crowned World Champs

Monday, 08 July 2019

Victorian Institute of Sport shooting athletes have brought home the Gold from the ISSF Shooting World Championship Shotgun in Lonato Del Garda in Italy.

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Shooting Athletes warm up for Worlds

Monday, 24 June 2019

VIS shooting athletes produced some great performances over the weekend at the Beretta Gold Cup in Lonato.

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Galiabovich and Evglevski place first at the Sydney Cup Pistol

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.

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Smith and Wallace, Victorian Champions

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.

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Sergei Evgleski sets records

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.

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Scanlan and Willett win Gold in Trap Mixed Team

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.

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Jones makes history

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.

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Plenty of VIS success at SA Open

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.

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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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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