Shooter of the Year

 2016 Shooter of the Year winners:

  • Male Shooter: James Willett
  • Female Shooter: Catherine Skinner
  • Para-shooter: Chris Pitt and Natalie Smith 
  • Junior Pistol Shooter: Sergei Evglevski
  • Junior Rifle Shooter: Jack Rossiter
  • Junior Shotgun Shooter: Jack Wallace

The Shooting Australia (SA) Shooter of the Year awards are awarded to athletes competing in Olympic or Commonwealth Games Event. Athletes nominated in their respective categories are those who are deemed to have had an outstanding year before the winners are decided using a '3,2,1'voting system by the SA High Performance Committee (HPC). The voting system is deliberately very open as it allows the HPC members to have a robust debate on which athletes have been the most outstanding throughout the year and are also encouraged to take into consideration a wide range of factors including the quality of competition, the size of event, the individual athlete’s performance(s) and other things such as competing with injury, comeback, dealing with adversity, etc.

2016 Athlete of the Year:

  • Catherine Skinner

The Athlete of Year Award, is the highest individual award that a shooting athlete can win and is awarded the Ashley Adams Perpetual Trophy. Recognising the fairest and best athlete of a calendar year, this award is peer voted by only the members of the the Aiming4Gold squad.

2015 Shooter of the Year winners:

  • Male Athlete: James Willett
  • Female Athlete: Laetisha Scanlan
  • Elite Athlete with a Disability: Natalie Smith 

2015 Athlete of the Year:

  • James Willett

In 2015 Shooting Australia introduced the Athlete of Year Award, as the highest individual award that a shooting athlete can win. The award recognises the fairest and best athlete of a calendar year and is voted upon only by Aiming4Gold squadded Members.

The Athlete of the Year is awarded the Ashley Adams Perpetual Trophy. Ashley was the first athlete to compete at an ISSF and IPC Shooting World Cup event. This award is named in his honour, not simply because he was an outstanding athlete, but because of the way he behaved and conducted himself on and off the range. Ashley was world-renowned as a great competitor and human being and loved within the shooting community and beyond.

2014 Shooter of the Year winners:

  • Male Athlete: Warren Potent
  • Female Athlete: Catherine Skinner
  • Elite Athlete with a Disability: Jason Maroney

 2013 Shooter of the Year winners:

  • Male: Russell Mark with 280 points.
  • Female: Catherine Skinner with 660 points.
  • Athlete with a Disability: Natalie Smith with 539 points.

2012 Shooter of the Year winners:

  • Male: Michael Diamond with 807 points.
  • Female: Suzy Balogh with 625 points.
  • Athlete with a Disability: Natalie Smith with 976 points.

2011 Shooter of the Year winners:

  • Male: Michael Diamond with 775 points. 
  • Female: Lalita Yauhleuskaya with 514 points. 
  • Athlete with a Disability: Ashley Adams with 1917 points.

In 2011 Shooting Australia opened the Shooter of the Year Award to include Male, Female and Athlete with a Disability categories.

  • 2010 Lalita Yauhleuskaya with 1156 points.
  • 2009 Warren Potent with 1255 points.
  • 2008 Warren Potent with 1615 points.
  • 2007 Warren Potent with 717 points.
  • 2006 Lalita Yauhleuskaya with 896 points.

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